Is a hot mess.
So, I had a great baby. We got him into a great sleep routine very early on, he was a great eater and over all a happy kid. Fast forward 10 months and we are in full-blown toddler mode. Mind you, B is still a great kid. He has a sweet personality, he is super outgoing and he still has a great routine, however…he is a toddler and one that has entered his terrible twos a bit early.
Toddlers are a clean freaks nightmare. I feel as if I spend the majority of my day following around a toy and food tornado. My husband asks why I bother sometimes. My only answer is for the two hours he is sleeping before I go to bed, I want to relax and seeing a s*&t storm of toys in the room I currently reside in, does not make me feel very relaxed.
Toddlers all have a favourite word. N to the O. When this kid is grumpy he is GRUMPY. I begin treading lightly when the answer to everything even – would you like some ice cream? – is no. However, toddlers are also simple people, I can often win him over with some variety of fruit or a “cookie” aka a ritz cracker.
Toddlers make you say insane things out loud. Between myself and my friends also navigating through toddlerhood, I have heard some pretty interesting things said aloud by mothers. You know, things such as don’t touch/eat – insert gross thing here – and so on. Maybe it is to keep us on our toes mentally or to overtly let other moms know that you aren’t alone in this craziness.
Toddlers make you sound like a broken record. This drives me NUTS. I hate repeating myself and can totally guess why B loves to yell the word no. I am actually surprised he doesn’t follow it with his own name, seeing as he repeats pretty much everything I say. Sometimes I repeat myself so many times, I am not even sure why I was saying don’t do/touch/eat that in the first place.
Life with a toddler, is indeed a hot mess. And when I think I am about to completely lose it, B cracks that cheeky award-winning smile and I can’t help but remember why I love him like no other.
Until next time day dreamers.