Having children comes with lots of mess, mucky handprints, crayon on walls, and the odd accident when you’re going through the process of toilet training with them! You have to learn to relax a little, your house might be your castle but for a while whilst your raising children it might not be so grand or majestic as you would like!
But you can obviously do the odd bit to help, keep lots of wet wipes to hand, ever ready for a quick wipe over before your child imprint their hand on your newly painted walls!!! Keep the crayons out of reach for supervised art sessions; I learnt that mistake when I kept them at their level! My lovely new walls are not quite as lovely anymore… I guess I was lucky they stopped with the crayons, they could have added glitter and glue too!
"Where shall I decorate for mummy next?"
To prepare for toilet training we made sure we had a decent cot bed mattress protector, as mattresses are expensive to replace! I wanted to make sure if we had a little accident you could just swipe it down and be good to go again. Hallelujah one less thing to worry about!
Although children seem to destroy enough bless them just getting through a normal day! I had to order a new carbon monoxide detector yesterday as youngest went to grab some crisps off the side and then sent it flying! It lay on the floor looking forlorn and a little smashed up! £20 down the drain for a new one… sigh!
So I make a point of only spending out where I know it will benefit us in the long run! My boys did exceptionally well with toilet training and went through the night quickly with relative ease, but a few years back if they were feeling poorly, there was always the chance things might not go to plan and a wet patch might have appeared! So I am pleased that we never had to replace a mattress, as that eats into my cake-eating budget!
If you’re struggling with toilet training there are heaps of useful tips out there, I love the ABC of potty training to make sure you breeze through it!
The Little Green Sheep have some lovely artwork for you to print and the little ones to colour in, if you want to focus their attention away from your walls! I would recommend printing out a few of the animal prints and focusing their attention on them instead!