I mostly want to talk about my toddler today.
He is (almost) 2.5 years or 28 months if you want to get specific.
He has a ton of energy. From the minute he wakes up in the morning he is GO GO GO. We are out the door by 9:30 or 10:00 every morning, not because I necessarily want to be, but because if we don’t, things will not turn out good.
He doesn’t do good “just” being at home. I have some toys here for him but he doesn’t play with any of them.
If he is outside, he is happy and pretty well behaved. This summer we are outside almost all the time and it works. I’m more worried about this winter when it’s a little harder to get outside.
I don’t know if his amount of energy is normal or if it’s a typical “toddler boy” thing.
I am already trying to think of activities to do with him this winter. I’m going to try and find a class or something to put him in a couple days a week, like gymnastics or dance or a sport or something.
He takes 2-3 hour naps a day, which is nice. I think it’s because he is so busy in the morning that he sleeps so good! He also still sleeps 12-13 hours a night.
He misbehaves the most when we’re at home, because I think he gets bored. I want to buy him some new toys, but at the same time, I don’t know if it’s worth it because I don’t know if he will play with them.
He doesn’t like movies or TV shows. I have tried Bob the Builder, Leap Frog, Dora, Backyardagins and others and he doesn’t care about it at all. Not that I’m encouraging television watching, but a 30 minute show every now and then would be nice, right?
Anyways, I am just wondering from other moms who have toddler boys — is his energy normal? Or is my child crazy? Is it normal that he doesn’t play with any toys unless it’s outside and involves pushing or pulling it….. or throwing it?
Oh, also, is it normal that he eats all the freaking time? He acts like I never feed him. He is always hungry. He is always asking for food. He eats breakfast around 8 am (yogurt, eggs, fruit, bread… I’m talking a 4 course breakfast meal) and then ask for a snack at 9:30.
Any ideas or suggestions for things to buy for him or put him (like classes) in this winter? We will still try to get outside as often as possible, but when the days get really cold it definitely gets much harder! I need to prepare myself so I don’t go insane this winter!