Word of the Week 5/2/16

Hello and welcome to Word of the Week!

If you’re new here, Word of the Week is a nice and simple weekly linky, with everyone welcome to pop by and share. You reflect back on the past week and sum it up in one word. Then share your word with us in a blog post, with as little or as much explanation as you like. It’s a fun and friendly linky, so please do be lovely and visit as many of the other blogs as you can and share with them your thoughts on their words and weeks. I do comment on every entry to the linky, and if you add the Word of the Week badge to your post to help spread the ‘word’, I also tweet them out.

My word of the week this week is:


Oh yes, this is my son’s favourite word right now. Every single thing that he wants, needs to be ‘now’. Or ‘NOW!’ more precisely! He’s at that age when he believes that the world revolves around him, and he is also pushing boundaries, probably spurred on by starting at nursery and recognising a level of independence. It’s a joy. If he wants a drink, a toy, an activity, to go out, you name it, he wants it NOW. Aside from losing my patience more than once, I’ve got used to explaining to him exactly what needs to be done before he can have whatever it is he’s requesting, along with reminding him about his manners. I am starting to see some improvements, and I do vaguely recall Boo going through something similar at this age, though at the time I had a newborn that was demanding my attention, so I probably thought it was that making her push for things. Ah well, I know it’s a phase, let’s hope it passes soon!

The word is also totally appropriate for our evenings this week, as we’ve been making the most of our NOW TV subscription (I’m part of their blog squad). We’ve been watching Penny Dreadful each night, a horror/drama series set in Victorian England, with characters such as Dorian Gray and Victor Frankenstein popping up in it, and we’re really enjoying it.

What about you? What one word sums up your week best?

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39 thoughts on “Word of the Week 5/2/16”

  1. Ooh it’s a tricky phase that one isn’t it? With Monkey it was I want and ooh it drove me crazy. There was lots of explaining and reminders of manners but I had definite frustrations where I wanted to scream “I am not your slave!” haha he still has his demanding moments but thankfully he is a lot better now. Ooh penny dreadful I have to admit I think I would love that series! Xx

  2. Ah the “NOW!” phase is a fun one isn’t it – we’ve not quite reached that one with Sophie but am sure it will come! Hope that it passes fairly quickly for you! Penny Dreadful sounds like a very interesting series, glad you’ve been enjoying your NOW TV subscription. Thanks for hosting #WotW and hope you all have a good weekend.

    1. It’s just the best, isn’t it?! It’s really good, I;m sure we’ll watch another episode later tonight and I’m already looking forward to it.

  3. Hi Jocelyn, don’t you just love children and their phases? If ever my two want something ‘now’ I like to ask them when they last did something they were asked to do right ‘now’. That usually gets them thinking, but that’s not going to work on your Little Man for a few years!

    We recently subscribed to Netflix (it’s just got over here) and have been watchng Penny Dreadful. I wasn’t sure I would like it, but it’s totally different and I am watching it with my daughter.


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  5. Oh eek! Not had the Now yet! Must be frustrating and I’d imagine I would lose my rag too. Let’s just hope as with everything it’s just a phase!! Thanks for hosting xx #wotw

  6. Oh i’m so familiar with this one! Monkey went through this phase and I’m sure teeny man will do too, it can be so frustrating can’t it?
    I haven’t heard of Penny Dreadful but sounds a good one to watch, thanks for the heads up.
    And thanks for hosting as always, enjoy your weekend x 🙂

  7. What a phase, can this start at 18 months old lol. Ethan never really went through this but he did get demanding when LIttle E arrived but it was more along the lings of showing us what he can do. He was naming objects like never before. I hope your ‘Now’ phase doesn’t last too long.

  8. It’s great that he’s settling into nursery and he’s discovering new new found independence – it’s lovely to see. However you’re right, the immediacy of the demands can be a little trying at times to say the least!
    These evenings have all been about battening down the hatches for us too, and enjoying a box set or two. I haven’t come across Penny Dreadful – another to add to my list!
    Thanks for the linky, as always

  9. Jeannette @autismmumma

    I love Penny Dreadful, it’s does get a tad gory at times but I really like the gothic imagery and the actress who plays Vanessa is brilliant.
    Hope the “now” phase passes soon & have a great weekend 🙂

  10. Ah bless him, I suppose once they find tier independence and voice they want to use it don’t they, my two are still impatient, but at least are old enough to understand do it yourself, which they are most of the time more that capable of doing x

    1. Oh yes, it’s a fun stage! Penny Dreadful is fab, though I think we’ll finish the season tonight and then I’m going to have to wait for the next one to come out and I’ll be feeling impatient!

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