At 2 my life is carefree. We've given up the inner city flat for a house in the suburbs. I've got a backyard, a pool that my parents have to drag me out of, and my own dog. My parents have come a long way from the couple that neglected every pot plant and pet they ever owned.
My childcare is still shared between dad (3 days a week), mum (mostly mornings, nights and weekends) and my Greek grandma (2 days a week). Like most 2 year olds I've started testing the limits and have developed my own unique version of a tantrum. Catch it on my Life at 2 video clip.
The big changes in my life are that dad has a more demanding job, mum goes overseas at least once a month for work and they are both studying. This all provides lots of opportunities for me to try on "the guilt trip".
The Longitudinal Study of Australian Children is looking at how two such busy parents manage their parenting. In Life at 3 my story will look at how full time work for both parents has an up side but also a down side for a toddler.
|Sleep||Takes her whole menagerie to bed, no room for her, kangaroo, monkey and sheep|
|Toilet training||We tried, we gave up|
|Tantrums||Audrey Hepburn style|
|Talking||Talks to the wall if no-one else is listening|
|Breastfeeding/bottle||Cup and straw girl|
|Eating||Mushy food only, too lazy to chew unless it’s a biscuit|
|Who looks after me?||Dad and mum and grandma|
|One line description||A Cheeky tomboy who passes the blame to the dog|