(Goblin is 27 months)I still have a stinking cold and my patience is at zero. Goblin could feel I was grumpy today and he responded by also being grumpy coupled with 'hitty' and 'shouty'. When I am feeling fine I can handle his minor outbursts calmly, but when we are both tired and grumpy we seem to feed each others moods. So when he woke up from his morning nap and instantly bit me and shouted in my face I did not respond in the most serene terms.
I read somewhere that play is a toddler's 'work'. When Goblin is deeply engaged in play he gets a very serious face on - like he is really concentrating on what he is up to. He had that face on for most of this afternoon's session.