Two Year Check

Monday, 16 December 2013

Two Year Check

A few weeks ago little man turned two so this week I took him for his 2 year check with the health visitor. I must admit I am rather similar to Basil Fawlty when he meets a psychiatrist i  situations like these. I automatically think that a health visitor is going to say I'm a bad mother and take my children away. I know this is a ridiculous irrational fear, but it is one I have. This doesn't help when they ask you simple questions about your child and you look blankly as though you have no idea.

"Can he match things?" "Ummmmm yes I think so."

"Can he climb?" "Yes too well. Actually if I can just go and get him off that table as he seems to want to demonstrate it to you now."

"Can he say too words together?" "Yes he can say Mummy Help! I then had to explain that this is what he shouts in his swimming lessons as he doesn't like being on the woggle by himself."

So after what seemed like a million questions she decided that everything seemed fine. Now just to measure and weigh him.

Easier said than done!

Little man seemed to have a fear of the height tool and ducked everytime it got anywhere near him!

Middle man demonstrated in a hope that it would encourage his brother. It didn't. It just caused middle man to demand a sticker for being really really brave! Ok now for the scales. Great. This is when he decided to demonstrate his jumping skills.

Health Visitors conclusion?

"You are a bit of a pickle aren't you!?!"

Yep she has summed up my little man perfectly.





14 comments:

  1. Aww bless him!! I always found seeing the health visitor so nerve wracking too....Sounds like the little fella is doing great though :) x

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  2. Orli, Just Breathe16 December 2013 at 14:55

    Happy birthday! He sounds so lovely :) I hated going to the health checks with my kids. Always felt like a test I am for sure going to fail...

    #MagicMoments

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  3. Bless im, hope he had a lovely birthday. I think we all feel the same with HV's, we had speech delay issues at our 2 year check and I came home in floods of tears. 2 years down the line and you'd never know!

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  4. fantastic! They don;t do 2 year checks here now - they just send out a questionnaire!

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  5. Ah bless! Sounds like he's got lots of great character :)
    #MagicMoments

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  6. Louise Fairweather16 December 2013 at 21:26

    That would be much easier!

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  7. Louise Fairweather16 December 2013 at 21:27

    Yeah he is fine - good at jumping!

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  8. Louise Fairweather16 December 2013 at 21:27

    Well I quite like him ;-)

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  9. Sounds like a fun little man - i'm glad you passed your health visitor exam ;-)

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  10. lol lol your little man sounds just like mine :-) i love that phrase your a bit of a pickle!


    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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  11. Coombe Mill (Fiona)17 December 2013 at 00:15

    Happy 2nd Birthday Little Pickle!

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  12. Glad it went well Louise albeit not in the way you hoped! Those height tools are weird though. These appointments are never straightforward - I remember POD greeting the HV with "look I have a bogey". Not quite what she was expecting although POD did redeem herself :)

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  13. Awwww Bless him... He sounds like a very charming Young Man, one of which reminds me of my youngest boy, who literally runs everywhere! arghhhh :)

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  14. chantelle hazelden18 December 2013 at 14:45

    aaawww, he sounds like a typical boy lol #magicmoments

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