How to spot if your toddler is feeling a little tired:
1. They yawn.
2. They tug on their ears.
3. They appear a little irrational and may be easily upset.
4. They scream blue murder if you don’t agree to their every whim (how unreasonable of you to not let them kick the dogs!) and the more you try to appease them the louder the screams become.
5. They curl up in a naked angry sobbing ball after bath-time (your fault, you did take them out of the bath when it was empty to prevent them getting cold, you terrible parent). They lie on the upstairs landing refusing to get dressed, refusing to put a nappy on, whilst shouting at you the entire time! They will also insist they are not tired, and any mention of the t-word from you will only result in more shouting and crying. You have been warned.
P.S. the promise of Abney & Teal, with milk and a biccie does not work on a tired toddler. You’ll need to think again!
P.P.S. as soon as Daddy comes through the door they will return to being your normal loving child, leaving you wondering if you have completely lost your marbles and just imagined the scene of 5 minutes earlier.