You know you’re living with a toddler when…
- There are crumbs literally everywhere: in between couch cushions, all over the car, in the carseat, in the bed.. everywhere!! (I have 2 dogs who are quite efficient with the food clean up- and I STILL find crumbs!)
- The house has become art: At least one piece of furniture/wall/door/floor has been coloured on with a crayon or been attacked by stickers
- You’ve become an expert at negotiating (and bribery)
- You dread leaving the house to go anywhere: If it normally takes you 10 minutes to get ready to go out the door, add about 5 hours (toddler mood depending) to give enough time for them to put on their own boots/hat/coat/mitts all by themselves, with no help.
- You know all the words to every Wiggles song (and most actions too..): I’m honestly considering making this into an aerobic workout to do 3 days a week. The actions to these songs are intensely energetic…I’ll be fit in no time!
- You automatically sit on the floor when chatting with any friends or family
- The house is on lockdown: It is now more difficult to break into the cupboard to get to my cleaning supplies than to rob a bank.
- Sleep-ins are just a distant memory: Waking up at 7am is now the new sleep in.. this being said, parent bedtime is not much later than 9pm! (that’s my limit for pure exhaustion anyway..)
- You have said “don’t drink the bath water” at least once a week
- You have said “don’t touch” at least 50 times a week
- You have become a human vending machine: I now carry emergency snack supplies in my vehicle, purse, coat, etc! It has been a saving grace on more than one occasion..
- All the lower shelves of bookcases/end tables are empty: This is just smart. Unless you like cleaning up glass from broken picture frames, and taking trips to emerg for stitches..
- You know all the characters and episodes of Peppa Pig and Dora the Explorer
- Bathtime is like the Perfect Storm: toys and water, everywhere!
- You’ve stubbed your toe at least a million times on a toy, toybin, baby gate, etc
- You dread daylight savings time..
- You cry when reading the book, “I Love You Forever” by Robert Munsch
Moms-feel free to add more to the list!
Until next time..T. xx