This is a photo of our Dyson. I think it is the best hoover I have ever owned, but my wee girl seems to think differently. To be fair, I don’t know if it is this particular hoover that she objects to, or hoovers in general, but her reaction to it is extreme.
She’s not a baby who cries much, and when something does upset her she generally recovers very quickly. However, with the hoover it’s different. Today I decided that enough was enough and she was just going to have to live with it. Hoovering is a part of my daily life (I admit to being a bit of a clean freak!) and I can’t keep rearranging my schedule and getting someone to take her outside every time I want to hoover. So, I took her in my arms and decided we would hoover together.
I kept going, convinced she would get used to it.
She kept screaming.
After 3 rooms I gave up and stopped. She kept screaming. My plan had not worked! In fact it hadn’t even come close to being successful. It took 15 minutes of comforting, including giving her ‘Blue Ted’ her favourite teddy who isn’t normally allowed out of the cot. Never before has Blue Ted failed to get a smile as soon as he is produced. This was bad; in fact, I still feel stressed out thinking about it now!
So I don’t know where I go from here – any suggestions are welcome!