This is certainly not a toddler bashing post, it’s more of a reality check for me to realize how many simple everyday things I appreciate more when I am able to do them on my own. Taking a toddler with you anywhere is similar to taking a little time bomb with you, only the time bomb has no clock to alert you to when the bomb will detonate. Some days we have an amazing time together, sure things take longer with car seat loading and unloading as well as strollers, snacks and shopping carts, but we have a good time. Other times everything goes to crap and what was supposed to be several quick errands turns into one giant failure. What follows are the simple things I delight in these days when I have the opportunity to do them without the grabby hands and meltdown potential of a toddler. (Admit it, going to the doctor without children could almost be considered ‘me time.’)
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