"You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance." ~Franklin P. Jones
As we approach the two year mark as parents, it would not be untrue to say that we learn a little something new every day. Just a few of the lessons we've stumbled upon in recent months:
- Drool doesn't evaporate off of hard surfaces, it just hardens.
- No matter what I make for dinner, she will not want it, even if the day before she ate it like it was manna from heaven.
- My shoulder is her favorite spot to wipe her boogery nose.
- Toddler fingernails grow faster than it would seem humanly possible and are sharper than pterodactyl claws.
- Daylight Savings sure doesn't save me sleep.
- The activities I encourage will occupy her for approximately 14 seconds, ie coloring, puzzles, reading. Those I don't will entertain her endlessly: stacking coins, splashing in the cats' water bowl, pulling books off the shelf.
- If a tail is presented, it can be sure to be pulled. With the expected hissing and growling results.
- A toddler simply can't resist hopping out of the car cart for an impromptu dance to the grocery store muzak version of Can't Touch This.
- The full sized playground equipment is scary as hell for the mother of an adventurous toddler.
- An adult butt does not fit especially well down the kids' slide.
- Bathtime is an invitation to pee in the tub.
- If she's grunting, good things are not coming.
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