No matter how many pretty shoes I have purchased for Dolly she is completely obsessed by Crocs.
Last summer Crocs had instigated many a toddler argument between Dolly and her friends when her little friends have witnessed Dolly trying on their precious Crocs.
Dolly has one little friend who we call “biter”, no need to explain why and she is definitely not a toddler that Dolly wants to upset by trying on her Crocs.
I knew then it was time I gave in and purchased Dolly her very own pair of Crocs. Last summer there were days when I would like to team her outfit with a pair of sandals, I was shocked how opinionated a young toddler can be over wearing Crocs.
Crocs still continue to cause many a debate in our household. Whether it is now Dolly’s friends who take a shine to her colour of Crocs instead of their own or her friends who like to tease her by running away with her crocs or me trying to explain that they are not an appropriate choice of footwear in the depths of winter.
I will still buy some nice sandals for her this summer in hope it’s a passing phase which I am almost certain it is not.
Dolly never ceases to amaze me. While watching the safety DVD for our new trampoline, Dolly has really taken a shine to this DVD and constantly asks for it on repeat. “Peppa Pig” is of no interest to her anymore, trampolining is the new “Peppa Pig” in our household.
She has tried to re-create the jumping moves demonstrated in the DVD in her own special way.
The worrying comment came later when she said: “mama I want to wear that boys clothes” (referring to the boy jumping on the trampoline in the safety DVD).
I think she now thinks this is the standard clothing to be worn for trampolining.
This morning I had a very embarrassing encounter while out with Dolly. Like a previous occasion Dolly in true toddler form decided to say exactly what she was thinking.
I always try to install the best manners and explain situations so Dolly understands.
However this morning on passing a gentlemen who was asking for money on the street. Dolly said to me in earshot of the man.
Dolly: That man looks all mouldy (I think she likes this word since I mentioned mouldy croissants at nursery). He looks like a scarecrow !!
I then tried to explain to Dolly possibly why the man was in that situation.
I thought that the previous occasion Dolly had been outspoken in front of the person who she was referring to may have been a one-off. However after this morning I have released there is probably many more occasions to follow.
Dolly in general is a well-behaved and happy child. However I don’t know what happens to her when it comes to shopping. On the very rare occasion I take Dolly clothes shopping with me to one store, as soon as she enters the shop door my child transforms into a someone I don’t know.
As I am browsing the clothes I then witness Dolly running around with statically charged hair after hiding in among the clothes.
I discover parts of the shop I would never have seen had it not been for chasing Dolly around.
Once we manage to get into a changing room without her trying to take her clothes and shoes off, just as I am trying a garment on she announces she really needs to go to the toilet.
You know it must be really bad when my very patient mother hands Dolly over to me and tells me that she can no longer handle the situation !!