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The 8 Most Stupid Kid Strops

My word of the week is stroppy. My daughter is stroppy. This is probably a good thing as had a poorly girl last week and she is back to her usual self. I’m sure it’s totally normal. She’s hit 18 months old and she has me for a Mother; she’s probably stuffed really.

I can cope with most of the stops. In fact they are quite hilarious. I’m often stifling a snort which tends to get my gremlin even more grumpy. Some of her tantrums are over the most stupid things and this inspired me to write this post, The 8 most stupid strops:

  • “Mummy I can’t sleep.” This one is so stupid. My gremlin does wake in the night like any other normal toddler sometimes. So when we go into her bleary eyed, hoping to at least get a cuddle off her, unlike any other child I seem to know of, she has a meltdown. She slams her face into her pillow, won’t let us touch her and tantrums. Why? I reckon because she’s in a strop about waking up.
  • “Mummy I want my milk now!” My gremlin sometimes has some milk mid-afternoon. She knows what I have to do. She’s watched a million times. She even makes the “beep, beep” noise when the microwave finishes but does that mean she waits patiently for it? Does it heck. She has strop whilst it’s warming up!
  • “Mummy I can’t get my sock off!” This is one of those ones where I have to pretend not to see so I can have a laugh. She patiently starts to pull one off, it gets stuck and the yelling starts. Not just a little shout but a full on rage filled scream. Imagine you have just smashed your favourite glass filled with your last bit of wine. It’s in the same league. Is it wrong I don’t help immediately so I can laugh more?
  • “Mummy I want one of your hairs!” Weird, yet true, She can say the word hair and is quite fascinated when one of my gingers locks is between her fingers or she finds one in the bath. But if I take it off her? BOOM!
  • “Mummy I’ve crashed my buggy!” My gremlin hasn’t quite grasped the concept of steering yet and her buggy only goes in straight lines, My house is definitely not obstacle free. She manages four, five steps and CRASH! Result = full body slam on the floor, crying which lasts 10 seconds, The funny thing is this is repeated on loop 5 seconds later.
  • “Mummy the sun is in my eyes!” This is a new one. We will be happily driving along for me to almost crash the car due to a huge yell accompanied by leg kicking in the back. Has a spider dropped on her lap? Has she dropped her drink? No the sun is in her eyes. Yes…the sun is in her eyes. How DARE you shine sun!
  • “Mummy I want my raisins in a pot!” Again this is a new one. My gremlin loves raisins or “yeah yeahs” as she calls them. I have taken to putting them in a little tub for her now and then but she’s a fast learner. If I deign to put them directly on her table they get thrashed about onto the floor and she’s yelling for a pot. She can sing for her raisins in a pot is my next thought!
  • “Mummy stop singing!” I was quite put out here. There’s me happily singing to Radio 1 and I hear a grumpy monster shouting “no” quite crossly in the back and getting riled up. “Can’t Mummy sing??” I ask. “No,” is my response.
So there you have it! The daftest strops ever. Gave me a giggle writing this, Anybody got any other funny strops to share? Would love to hear!!


  1. February 25, 2015 / 10:55 am

    Ahhh bless her, it must be a girl thing. MM is starting with these things too. lol They love to test us and challenge us at all times don't they? Buba was never like that at a young age but almost four we see a little more of it too. lol Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

  2. February 25, 2015 / 11:35 am

    Haha, we get a few of these. Quite often we get told off for singing too, shh Mummy no singing!! 🙂 Makes me laugh.


  3. February 25, 2015 / 3:01 pm

    I'm always being told to be quiet and stop singing. I love that she wants bits of your hair. That's something I've never come across before!! (Now off to stalk your scrap booking posts) #sharewithme

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    February 27, 2015 / 6:36 am

    Lucas says – I am totally with your daughter here. I too have a problem when that blasted sun gets in my eyes too!!
    The Mother says – No wonder you were giggling when you wrote this. I often had to turn away so I could have a giggle when Lucas was going through one of his strops. Great post :0 #sharewithme

  5. February 27, 2015 / 12:40 pm

    Brilliant! My son always shouts at me when I sing, too, which is rather rude! He's never shouted for my hair, though, that is more unusual! Thanks for sharing with #WotW x

  6. February 27, 2015 / 12:55 pm

    Ha ha my son is majorly distressed when the sun gets in his eyes. So much for choosing a house with a south facing living room!

  7. February 27, 2015 / 8:30 pm

    hahaha! This made me laugh out loud! She sounds such a character x

  8. February 28, 2015 / 10:07 am

    I love a good, little person strop! She sounds just like my two so it's good to know it's normal!

  9. February 28, 2015 / 2:02 pm

    Haha great post! Oh how I feel you with this. Makes me feel better that I know I'm not the only one to have gremlin strops. Lol Thanks as always for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky

  10. March 2, 2015 / 8:34 pm

    Brilliant. I can totally see why you find it hard not to laugh! Arthur is generally pretty chilled, but he did go through a phase at about 18 months where he just got so frustrated with the world. Even now weird things can randomly set him off – I just tend to let him ride it out and he normally calms down pretty quickly! x