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toddler problems

Anyone with a toddler knows there are insane highs & lows along with daily battles & bouts of laughter. Here are my current #toddlerproblems

Losing my child. IN OUR HOUSE. Lex loves a good hiding spot. Which I learned the hard way…. I walked away for .5 seconds and suddenly we were playing hide n go seek without my knowledge. After screaming lex’s name around 1,000 times I finally heard the tell-tale snicker letting me know she was alright. Turns out she was behind a curtain. The neighbors probably officially think I’m a lunatic.

Elephant memory. I sang “bringing home a baby bumblebee” exactly ONCE to her. And now it’s the most requested song at bath time, car time, play time, and meal time.

The discovery of you-tube. One day I thought it would be super fun to watch “educational” videos on you-tube… You know- things like peacocks flying (or jumping with style), the kitty half time show from the puppy bowl, and this frozen video. We’ll ladies and gentleman lex is a you-tube MONSTER every time I even glance in my computer’s general direction she’s begging to see “how do we make”, and “kitties!”.

Lock-ness swim monster. Lex was always the star of her swim class. Homegirl LOVED the water, her teachers, and smiles and giggles we’re aplenty. All that changed a frightful day a few months ago. She wails, screams, and legit looks terrified every time you even mention her going to see her teacher (who for the record is the sweetest most patient person EVER)… The only way to calm her down? singing baby bumblebee.

Speckled past. This sweet faced babe stole something from our favorite toy store. It was a small koala figurine- and something she didn’t even want… But somehow I found it nestled in her pocket (I don’t think she knows she even HAS pockets). she’s such a criminal.

Thankfully we haven’t hit tantrum town yet… It has to be on the horizon. I’m definitely not looking forward to head pounding, feet stomping and shrill crying over the most mundane things… Especially in public places. For now we’ll stick to stealing, singing, and hiding.

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  • March 6, 2014 - 5:19 am

    EHayes - ha, love this! Although I need to brush up on my songs, because I don’t know baby bumblebee – however, I do know elephant memory!

    Ashlynn is also a babe with a record. We once took a family trip into Michaels, we left with nothing because the line was a mile long and baby was starting to fuss, it wasn’t until we got out of the car we noticed someone forgot to put back her $1 book of minnie stickers

    And I swear I have a mini heart attack every time i lose my child in my house!

  • March 6, 2014 - 6:08 am

    Sara - You’ve got a mischievous one on your hands there… Teach her the baby/mommy/daddy/grampa shark song next? 😉

  • March 6, 2014 - 6:10 am

    Tiffany Kuehl - Oh the tantrums are definitely horrible. We had one yesterday in the middle if the library when it was time to go that just made me want to cry. But there are those other moments that just make those tantrums go away. So it all evens out.

  • March 6, 2014 - 6:16 am

    karra - This was the best. I can usually find Rae hiding in the dogs bed or behind shower curtains if she ends up disappearing on me lol. Don’t worry we have a criminal in our house too.. we once found an esos chap shtick in her jacket.

  • March 6, 2014 - 6:50 am

    julie - Love this post! And she doesn’t like swim lessons?!?!?! How can that be!!! And I too have a you-tube monster in my house!

  • March 6, 2014 - 6:53 am

    Lauren - Same thing happens to me! Except I know exactly where he goes, out the doggie door. LOL. -Lauren, http://www.southpearlliving.blogspot.com

  • March 6, 2014 - 7:58 am

    Colleen - I love this #toddlerproblems post– they have SUCH highs and lows during the day! Owen left the museum Saturday with a little police car that we found all the way out in the parking lot — luckily my mom was willing to run back in and pay for it. I don’t know baby bubble bee either! You should record a video of it for us!! tee hee

  • March 6, 2014 - 8:19 am

    B - We are iPAD fanatics in our house, uTube and Wheels Bus, or baby animals are most requested as soon as she sees the thing. We have tantrums mostly though they consist of her turning her back on me – Umm I dont think she realizes that it isnt exactly a tantrum but it is frustrating when trying to get her to put her coat on or shoes or get out the door LOL. She will also hide in the house. But if you start saying Oh I cant find Charli or mommy out she pops with a hear I am! LOL. I love this age so much!

  • March 6, 2014 - 9:38 am

    Jess - Hahaha…she’s such a diva! I am sure her life is full of #toddlerproblems. I have lost Cam in our own house too many times to count. He’s usually in my closet taking every shoe off the shelf or in the laundry room playing with the furnace. Sweet. Baby Bumblebee is on repeat in our house – I think if I sing it one more time, Chad will leave me!!

  • March 6, 2014 - 10:18 am

    Jenny - Oh hide and seek without mommy too cute!! Too smart for your own good Lex!

    I have an “anything technology” monster in my house that if not met results in full-blown kicking and screaming while lying on the floor tantrums. No joke. I swear I’m raising Dr. Jeckyl and Miss Hyde! Either super happy or super crabby!

  • March 6, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    Courtney B - Mia has definitely hit the toddler stage with small tantrums (yikes), obsession with things she used to forget about after .5 seconds, and officially having her “favorites” This kid and her stubborness scares me!
    I love that Lex is a little thief already 🙂 She really is the cutest!

  • March 6, 2014 - 4:14 pm

    Elizabeth - I love this #toddlerproblems post! I have yet to lose Mason in our house but I know it is coming! Usually when I turn around for .5 seconds he makes his way to the bathroom…to stick his hand in the toilet of course! So gross. Boys!

  • March 6, 2014 - 6:09 pm

    chrissy - I hear you on nearing the tantrums. We are getting mighty close as well!! I hear 3 is worse than 2….when did that change?

  • March 8, 2014 - 6:42 am

    Courtney P - Ok – my first thought when I saw the pic of her with the glasses was “Girl had a long night and needs some Starbucks!” haha! I know we’ve all been there! And yeah…we’ve created a YouTube monster as well. M loves the gecko on the Gieco commercials and Michael thought it would be fun to show her some videos on YouTube one day. Wellllll…that’s all she wants to watch anymore…I mean, when she’s not requesting Monster’s University, lol.

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