It’s been 10 years since I had a 2 year old in my home (full time).
I’m amazed at how fast I forgot some of the basics, and how my home is no longer toddler proof.
There’s a good reason people have their kids when they are young. It’s so that they can keep up with them! lol
Here’s a few things I’ve learned, or been reminded of this past week.
Two year olds have tons of energy, and hair trigger tempers.
They know enough to try and communicate, but get easily frustrated when their language isn’t understood.
Candy is a great motivator, as is going outside to see the bunny. (I know I’m terrible!) LOL
Fish tanks are a magnet that can’t be ignored or left alone.
Fish like, honey,Teddy Grahams. Fish don’t like, jelly beans. (No matter how many time’s I tell him that, as soon as he gets a chance, he puts them in the tank)
Gold fish and Betta’s are stupid enough to let a 2 year old scoop them out of their tank with his bare hands.
My toilet can handle a lot more toilet paper than I previously thought.
The other day a gentleman came by to pick up my old fridge. He busted a hole in the drywall by the door. That hole is now full of small toys, pieces of sandwich, lego’s and anything else he can fit in there.
Shopping with a two year old is exhausting. Trying to get him to try on new sandals is futile. (This is where candy works miracles)
When you are at a park with toys and a sandbox, and take off your little one’s shoes and socks so he can play in the sand barefoot, you find that every other little boy and girl expect you to then take off their shoes and socks.
Trying to get a 2 year old to take a nap… frustrating (so I made sure he was worn out by the end of the day!)
Nothing stops tears as fast as a promise of a bubble bath.
I know there are many more things, but, I’m just too tired to remember them. lol
Last but not least…
It’s amazing how 11 cats can hide all week, yet still manage to get fed.
So far none of them have shared their hiding place with me… the little farts! lol
I hope you all have a wonderful holiday. BIG HUGS, Steph