So does the home. And a few years after the baby’s birth, you can see from every corner of your house- including its walls and floors, A Toddler Has Truly Taken Over…
1. The Big Baby Stuffs On All Corners
It is so ironic that a tiny person would own so many big stuff. Take a quick scan of your house and you will know what I mean. From the crib, stroller, bike, high chair you can see them on plain sight.
I am one of those mothers who converted their crib into a toy dumpster. Guilty! And how about the high chair that is now his table for toddler activities? Well, a few months from now he’ll be turning two and its definitely time to get them boxed and stored (and maybe recycled for the next baby).
2. Learning Charts On The Walls
When the baby has reached toddler age, we automatically think of starting teaching them basic lessons like shapes, colors, letters and numbers. I mean who wouldn’t want to raise a genius, right?
3. Lots of Baby Clothes
Think about it. They have such small bodies and yet they are the ones who occupy most of the space in the closet. There are just too many baby clothes!
4. Photos Everywhere
If it wasn’t a chart, it would be a blown up photo of your child on the wall, framed ones in the living room and a mini size in your wallet.
And your phone… Is that even yours anymore? Open your phone’s gallery and I bet you have multiple shots of your child either eating, playing, sleeping or sitting. I mean, all angles have to be taken, right?
5. Mess Everywhere
“Please excuse the mess, the children are making memories” – I live by this quote to keep my sanity. Because seriously, your toddler can really do damage. Lotion on the carpet, anyone?
Mess must be any toddler’s middle name. Those sensory play that claim to be super effective to help your child learn? Translation: Super clean up, indeed!
6. Wet Wipes As An Essential
7. Silence Is Not Peace
Once you have a toddler in the house, silence will completely take a new meaning. From peace to suspicious. This is a proven theory. I am more at peace if there’s banging, screaming and noises as I know what my toddler is up to. But when everything is too quiet, I suddenly become alert. Because it usually means that my toddler is doing something mischievous. Or maybe just sleeping. Sorry, I’m paranoid. But I’m sure other mothers can relate.
Clearly, A child’s presence impacts everyone. From yourself, your family and friends and even the home. Everything will inevitably change.
Just cherish every moment and embrace the chaos just like you would embrace your own child. Remember, they will only be toddlers once.
How about you? What are the signs that your toddler has invaded your home? Tell me about it and let’s share some thoughts on our little monsters😊