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It has begun.

Oliver is 2 years and 4 months old. And he has just discovered, “why?” We’ve had a few “whys,” over the past week or so. And today “why,” really was on fire.

I picked him up from nursery this afternoon and we have a bit of a routine. Oliver will climb into the driver’s seat while I strap the baby back into his seat. Once baby is secured, I take Oliver out of the driving seat and pop him into his car seat in the back.

At least that’s how it usually goes.

Today, I strapped baby in and went to pick Oliver up. He was pretending to drive:

toddler pretending to drive

Our conversation went a bit like this:

“Come on, Oliver! Time to get you in your seat.”

“No… Oliver drive home!”

“You can’t drive home, Oliver. Mummy drives.”


“Because… well, because you’re too little.”

“I’m a big boy.”

“But you’re not big enough to drive.”


“Because you have to be a grown up.”


And on it went…

I eventually settled on bribery.

“Why don’t you get in your car seat and then you can play with your toy cars while Mummy drives?”


And so it begins… 😉



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1 Comment

  1. 1st March 2018 / 4:33 am

    What an adorable conversation!!! Loved it

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