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Feb 24, 201102:07 PMBaby Love

It's Toddler Time!

Feb 24, 2011 - 02:07 PM
It's Toddler Time!

It's happened...my baby is a toddler. I literally was sweating this morning trying to get him dressed. If he sees me coming anywhere in his vicinity with a diaper in my hand, he is diving to get out the dog door (which is an issue in itself).
I can't exactly pin-point the exact time and day this change occurred. I believe this new need for independence started at the "dinner-table" when he started refusing to eat bananas.
"But you love bananas?" I said. "Not anymore" he made very clear with his clenched mouth and head shaking.
He's not even really walking yet, but don't let that fool you. His crawl has a turbo speed and he takes corners like he's at Saratoga.
I've read that at this age they have a strong need of independence and become increasingly frustrated when you try to do things for them. So I guess he's right on track.
When I express this to moms with older children they all start laughing with this "oh you just wait" grin. What's up with that? What's going to happen to me?
And I know that I'm supposed to start disciplining, but it's hard to keep from smiling when he looks like he's having such a good time tearing up all the toilet paper in our bathroom.
I know, I know...


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