20 Things My 20-Month-Old LovesLauren Hartmann
Toddlers are an ever-changing bunch and oh-so-opinionated. Each and every month they are changing and each and every month the things they like are changing, so it’s fun to document the little details about them from time to time, so here are 20 things my 20-month-old is loving right now!
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1. Prints and Patterns 1 of 20
My girl may not know her ABCs or how to count past three, but she already recognizes certain patterns. She points out polka dots and stripes and the other day when I asked her to bring me my leopard shoes and she grabbed the right ones without hesitation. I call that a parenting success.
2. "Beh-fess" 2 of 20
Breakfast is Fern's favorite meal of the day. When I go in her room every morning, the first things she says to me are: "Change a diaper mama!" or "Beh-fess mama!" The girl loves to start her day right with some scrambled eggs and spinach, oatmeal or a smoothie. And lately we've tried Greek yogurt with granola and she was a big fan of that as well.
3. "Mi-tee Mouse Cub" Snuggles 3 of 20
The only time I ever get snuggles anymore is when we're watching The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse — I'll take it. She loves that show like nothing else.
4. Mama’s Makeup 4 of 20
When I do my makeup, Fern loves to sit next to me at the mirror and pretend to put hers on too. The other day I swiped some lip gloss on her and the beaming smile on her face was priceless.
5. Daddy’s G 5 of 20
She loves her Daddy's G-Wagen. Every time he pulls in the driveway after work she points and says, "G!" excitedly. It's pretty cute.
6. "Yo-guck" 6 of 20
Frozen yogurt is pretty much like Christmas in a cup to Fern.
7. Her own work space 7 of 20
Recently I created a little work space for Fern and it's quickly become her favorite place in the house. You can read more about it here.
8. Her cousin "Ha-low" 8 of 20
This is Fern and her cousin Harlow, who is three months older than her. Fern kind of loves her a lot.
9. Music/Dancing 9 of 20
Fern loves (I mean LOVES) music and dancing. We often have Fern-mandated dance parties in our living room. She likes to be sure that everyone is dancing together. It's kind of her thing. Even our dog is required to join in on the dancing action. And any time there's a tune this kid is dancing.
10. Shiny things 10 of 20
I'm pretty sure all toddlers like shiny things, but I thought it was worth noting nonetheless. Fern is kind of obsessed with these sparkly red shoes.
11. The carts at Trader Joe’s 11 of 20
I have a love/hate relationship with the kids' carts at Trader Joe's, but Fern sees nothing but love as far as they are concerned. She would happily push carts around there all day long if she could.
12. Mirror Kisses 12 of 20
If you are a mirror and you are in Fern's near vicinity, you best believe you'll be getting a kiss — "Mah!!"
13. Rain Boots. ALWAYS. 13 of 20
It's a 24/7 rain boot show around here. I never understood why parents bought expensive rain boots, but now I kind of get it. Fern literally wears hers every single day rain or shine I hear the same thing, "Boos on mama!"
14. Nature Treasures 14 of 20
Collecting nature treasures is Fern's jam. Rocks, pinecones, leaves, flowers... she loves them all. And she loves nothing better than to hand her treasures to me until I have no more space to hold them.
15. Puddle Jumping 15 of 20
Recently, I taught Fern about the fine art of puddle jumping and now she's obsessed. Currently we are working on learning that puddle jumping is for when we are wearing rain boots and not fancy dress shoes. It's a work in progress.
16. Pumpkins 16 of 20
Fern has a book called It's Pumpkin Day Mouse that she adores and we've been reading it since last Halloween. Now that pumpkin season has rolled around again, she is well versed in what pumpkins are and points them out incessantly.
17. Puzzles 17 of 20
She knows where the pieces go, but she hasn't quite mastered wriggling them into their spots aside from the ones that have the handles. Those ones she's got down pat.
18. Shoulder Rides from Grandpa 18 of 20
Good thing Fern has two Grandpas to spread the shoulder ride love because they are one of her favorite things.
19. Stroller rides 19 of 20
Ever since I actually learned how to adjust this stroller, it's been awesome and Fern loves riding in it... although you probably can't tell from this picture. She likes it, I swear!
20. Accessories 20 of 20
Fern is definitely an accessories girl. Necklaces, bracelets... she loves it all. Probably stems back to liking shiny things.
Lauren Hartmann is the founder of The Little Things We Do, a blog about life and adventures in Portland Oregon. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram or catch up on all of her posts here on Babble. More from Lauren: