Friday, 23 May 2014

Toddlers....to surprise or not to surprise?

Chris and I don't agree on everything when it comes to Hannah. I think the main problem is he sometimes fails to see that I'm right and he's wrong.

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For instance surprises. 

My most recent example is Little Miss Princess. Hannah and I ordered online and she was excited waiting for her to arrive.  We missed the Post Man yesterday, so this morning I got Hannah up and shouted 'Little Miss Princess is waiting for you at the Post Office!'

Then Mr Misery chipped in 'you never give her any surprises, why do you have to tell her everything before it happens?'

Don't get me wrong-for birthdays,Christmas,Easter etc I like to keep things a surprise. However, when it comes to the smaller things in life I love the build up. 

If we're going to the cinema I tell Hannah as soon as it's planned, even if it's a few weeks away. We watch the trailer a million times, talk about what we think will happen in the movie and what type of snacks we'll get.

We ordered Oleg the baby Meerkat when I changed car insurance and we talked about it for weeks - where he was travelling with the Post Kat and how the Post Man would deliver him.

 I think often the excitement of waiting for something is better than the actual 'thing'. The event is over so quickly; gifts can be opened and forgotten about within minutes and movies are over in a few hours. 

I like to squeeze every last bit of discussion and excitement out of everything, so I am definitely in the 'not to surprise' camp.

P.S. Hannah loves her Little Miss Princess, I think they are going to be stuck to each other like glue!



3 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you, not everything has to be a surprise!
    And like you point out, look at the conversation and adventure leading up to it!!
    Fab post hun! :)
    Lianne | TheBrunetteSays...

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    1. Aw thanks! I tried to comment on your blog but the security code wouldn't let me type. What a lovely post it nearly made me broody lol! Will keep up to date with it x

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  2. I am the same as you! Not really a fan of surprises and I love to plan! We went to Walt Disney World last year and I spent 18 months building it up with the kids, it was totally worth all the planning and excitement!

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