Hayden and Layla's Place

Who’s the parent around here? February 28, 2010

Filed under: Dad Blogs on Hayden — JDG @ 2:59 pm
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In the last few days Hayden seems to have turned into the parent around here. When coming down the stairs yesterday he told me “be careful by the gate daddy”. When we were reading through his book last night and one of the pop up pieces of the book was broken, on the next page he told me “don’t break it daddy”. When I make tea in the mornings he’s been known to say “it’s hot, be careful”.

Today I was just about to get in the shower, so wanted to keep Hayden occupied and I went to get his soft football (soccer) ball. He turns around and says “Don’t play ball” (when I got his football out this morning and started kicking it around, he must have got that from his mummy!!! certainly not his daddy!!).

Yesterday I was brushing my teeth and he wanted me to pick him up, so my hands were some what employed and I had to hold the toothbrush in my mouth – “Don’t chew it daddy!” – apparently the exact words Kara had told him the night before when he was chewing is toothbrush.


I know what I want February 5, 2010

Filed under: Dad Blogs on Hayden — JDG @ 1:22 am

Hayden is very bossy. I’m sure I’ve made reference to that before. He knows what he wants, it’s as simple at that. We were outside playing a couple of weeks back and he noticed the lights went off. I explained they are off because they time out after the garage is opened. So of course he wanted to open/closed the garage to make the lights come on again.

Well the funny part of this was my hands were in my pockets. He knew I couldn’t pick him up if my hands were in my pockets. So with both of his hands he started to force my hands out of my pockets. He was leaning against my pockets and wouldn’t give up until my hands came out! It might be one of those stories that you had to see, but it was very funny.  He is a determined little fella!


Daddy sit right there! September 14, 2009

Filed under: Mummy On Hayden — karagoodwin @ 6:16 pm
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Hayden is up to four word sentences!  He’s pretty bossy, and lately he will want to “play toys” and he will say “mommy (or daddy) sit right there.”  As expected with his age, he is very particular about where he wants us to sit and what we are to play with.  If we don’t follow the rules and we have anything else going against us (such as, if he is tired) then he will get upset.  Luckily, this doesn’t happen EVERY time he orders us around and we don’t cater to him (he’s usually pretty easy going for a 2 year old).


Bossy Boy August 13, 2009

Filed under: Dad Blogs on Hayden — JDG @ 1:00 am
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Hayden is starting to learn that the dogs are chopped liver.  The dogs (well particularly Mimi) tend to get underfoot a lot especially when going up and down the stairs.  Kara treats them appropriately and tells them to “MOVE” with clear authority.  Well Hayden being impressionable has picked this up!  So whenever Mimi comes near him he just shouts “MOOOOOOOVE” at her.  Cracks me up!! I’m trying to get him to add please to the add of it as it sounds so rude, but I must admit it’s funny and as Kara says they are just dogs!!   I”m just hoping he doesn’t do that at day care!!  Bossy little guy!!

Well when I started this post it was just the dogs he was being bossy to….well now it has moved on to mummy and daddy!!  He’ll come up to one of us and say “Hand”, then take us by the hand and lead us to where he wants to go (normally where his toys are).  Just yesterday morning he took me my the hand into the lounge and then patted the couch and said “Daddy Sit!” and then after I had done what I was told, he gave me a book and told me to “Read, Read Daddy!!”!!  I have no idea where he gets it from!!