‘No!’ – meet my new favourite word.

So, shit has begun to get serious and Jack isn’t even on the move yet.  He literally wants everything he shouldn’t have and I have lost count of the number of times I’ve shouted ‘No!’.  Yes, I have turned into that person.

There seems to be a huge flashing beacon hanging over most things in our house at the moment, mainly the remote controls, our mobile phones and pretty much anything that flashes or makes a noise.

Its a sure thing that if Jack can reach something, it will be headed straight for his mouth and Daddy doesn’t like it when the remote control gets slobbered on.


We use my mobile phone to do FaceTime with my mum and dad who live in London, approx. 100 miles away.  We visit them every month so FaceTime is perfect for us in between visits.  The trouble is, every time he spots my phone he thinks it’s time to pull funny faces at Nanny and Grandad so makes a mammoth effort to reach across me for the phone and I’m sure he manages to stretch an extra 10 inches in length.


So ‘No’ quickly became my favourite word last week and Jack clearly took no notice of couldn’t understand me so proceeded to test my patience.  I’m surprised the boy doesn’t have whiplash by flinging himself backwards trying to make it to anything before I can.  Lessons learned: my tolerance levels are poor and Jack is more robust than the remote controls.

I started to feel quite mean as it seemed I was always telling him off.  I’m not one to give in quickly to his tantrums, I tend to ignore them until he stops.  I had been trying to keep him entertained by other means like reading, playing with his toys and music table but none of that was working.

But then, this weekend, mum and dad gave Jack his ‘My First Gadget Set’.  It includes a mobile phone, remote control and set of keys, which all come with the necessary flashing lights and noises to keep him entertained!  Win, win, win!

My First Gadget Set

Today has been quite marvellous, I have been able to leave Jack happily playing with his new gadgets and no longer have to handle a little boy with a big attitude.

But the smugness can wait and the word ‘No’ will remain my favourite for a while longer.  Earlier, Jack took an interest in my glasses and swiped them from my face, ninja style.  Oh FFS, what next?

For some more FFS moments, check out our post The 10 ‘FFS’ moments to test the patience.

Lisa x



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  • Reply
    September 25, 2015 at 2:17 pm

    Hahaha…cute, they always think they’re in charge. Mine hated the toy gadgets and would also go for mine. And by the way, my #2 first word was NO. Must be wonder if she’s heard it too many times from me?

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      October 1, 2015 at 1:21 pm

      haha – Im waiting for Jack to starting saying NO to me too. It’d be my own fault mind 🙂 xx

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    The crazy stork lady
    September 24, 2015 at 11:07 am

    I like your mum’s style – what a good distraction technique. Let’s just hope he doesn’t get too attached and want to graduate on to the real versions. Otherwise it might be an expensive first christmas! x

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      September 24, 2015 at 3:19 pm

      Yep you got it! He is already working out that his remote control doesn’t operate the TV 🙂 little sod xx

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        The crazy stork lady
        September 24, 2015 at 3:20 pm

        Just don’t get him a pretend lap top… That could be an expensive can of worms! X

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          September 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm

          haha – yep! he has already broken my ‘F1’ button off my laptop 🙁 Perhaps he could have this one if mummy gets a nice new sparkly one 😉 xx

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    September 23, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    hahahaha!!! I’d almost forgotten this phase!! Deary me, I think it’s probably one of the worst, they haven’t got a clue what you’re talking about and then get pissed off and start screaming so you both just end up wound up and sobbing on the sofa by the end of the day. Goooooood times. They say it gets better. Apparently. Ha!!

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      September 23, 2015 at 4:11 pm

      Yeh that about right! Jack was just having the biggest hissy fit so I facetimed Trevor, he doesn’t believe me when I say how bad he is sometimes! I love the boy but he does stress me out 🙂 xx

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        September 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm

        Haha. R never used to believe me either, everyone used to say how laid back and easy he was. They soon changed their minds once he started moving though ???? x

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