This Must Be the Toddler Stage

Is this what everyone talks about?

The Toddler

The adorable-fun-exhausting-entergetic-learning new things every day-doesn’t like to sit still or play with toys- loving- yet dramatic toddler. Ah, I love it.

Some people are surprised that we get out of the house almost every day for activities or errands or play dates. Please don’t be impressed. It’s not because I’m a super mom trying to expose my toddler to everything the world has to offer. No, it’s because if we didn’t, someone’s hair would get pulled out.

Maybe the dogs, I don’t know.

A little dramatic sometimes, see?

Don’t get me wrong, I love this stage. It’s so fun and rewarding, but it’s also challenging and crazy. Most things I laugh at, I think I’m pretty good at (most of the time) not getting too worked up over things. If you want to bring your huge tractor into the bath, fine. If you want to dump yogurt on your head, fine. If you want to sleep with a ball and a book and three pacifiers, fine. As long as he isn’t in harms way, I tend to let him do most things. There’s just no point in being super strict or crazy and fighting with him over things that won’t matter in the long run. Lots of things are just…. funny. 

Signs I’m pretty sure we’re in the toddler stage:

:: I change his clothes usually twice a day.
:: This morning while I was nursing the baby he threw an egg on the ground. And it broke. Then he walked in it. (To his defense, I usually have a bowl of hard boiled eggs in the fridge, too, that I let him have. He obviously can’t tell the difference between the two and doesn’t understand that one is cooked and the other is not!)
:: Hey Lucas, do you want to color? NO!
:: Do you want to read some books? NO!
:: Hmm what about a puzzle? NO!
:: A movie? NO!
:: Arts n’ crafts? NO!
:: My house is a disaster, constantly. The minute it’s clean is the minute it becomes dirty again.
:: Today at Fred Meyer a lady said to me, um your kid is like, throwing up or something. Ha- it was just a little spit up. I don’t know what happened.
:: He broke a bracelet at Burlington Coat Factory. Thankfully it was a cheap-o plastic one.

Oh, so this it what it’s like to have a toddler!

I am. In. Love.

(and tired.)

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

4 thoughts on “This Must Be the Toddler Stage

  1. I think my little girl has got to be very close to the same age as your son. We are going through the same things. I am like you, pretty layed back and try not to get too stressed. I get dirty looks sometimes though, so I know it is not the norm. We have to leave the house and go do something, or the house might collapse. I can actually say there were a couple of days this week were not a single room in my house could qualify as clean. But it is fun, and tiring.

  2. I hear people call their daughters drama queens, but I often think to myself they haven't seen anything 'til they've seen my little drama KING. Hang in there. At least that's what I keep telling myself. =)

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