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7 Things I Won’t Buy Until My Toddlers Are Grown

With 1 and 3-year old boys running around our house, to say that things are destroyed often would be an understatement. This is my second go-around with a set of toddlers. My 2 older kids, a boy and a girl, are now 8 and 10-years old. I’ve survived this thing before, but there is something about the mischief in these 2 toddlers that beats the pants off the first 2, hands down.

In December, we moved into a new home. There is a list of improvements to be made but after the first month here, I quickly realized – several items would be delayed after I realized what a rampage the toddlers can go on. It’s not just our home that the toddlers are good at destroying, with these 2 you just have to watch your back.

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  • 7 Things I Won’t Be Buying Until My Toddler is Grown 1 of 8
    7 Things I Won't Be Buying Until My Toddler is Grown
    My toddlers have conquered and destroyed. Here are the things I'm hitting pause on purchasing until they are older.
  • New Carpet 2 of 8
    New Carpet
    A year before we sold our last home, we had put brand new carpet in. WOW, did it make a huge difference! Our new home has a few rooms with carpet that are totally in need of replacing. With the amount of peeing and pooping on the floor - we will be waiting to buy new carpet until everyone is potty trained, dogs included.
  • New Sofa 3 of 8
    New Sofa
    Our sofa is over 10 years old. I love the thing, and it's lasted us thru 4 babies. With the amount of cushion throwing that goes around here, I can wait another few years (maybe).
  • Blinds 4 of 8
    Blinds
    For some reason, the last homeowners upgraded only half of the blinds in the home. Maybe they had toddlers. The cheap blinds have been destroyed in a matter of months.
  • Fancy Clothes 5 of 8
    Fancy Clothes
    Everyday has my clothes covered in snot and drool. Someday, this will be just a distant memory and can enjoy nice clothes.
  • Walls Painted 6 of 8
    Walls Painted
    Fortunately several rooms in this home were already painted when we moved in. And unfortunately our toddlers have decided to add their own artwork to the walls.
  • Expensive Face Cream 7 of 8
    Expensive Face Cream
    Nordstrom's gave me this La Mer face cream in a swag bag. It makes my face feel amazing. My toddler thinks it makes his body feel amazing - I caught him lathering himself with it. (this stuff cost more than my first car payment.)
  • Cute iPhone Case 8 of 8
    Cute iPhone Case
    I so love this Kate Spade iPhone case... but not with my kids. I'm stuck using the trusty Otterbox Defender. It's not cute, but it protects my iPhone from pesky toddlers.
    image source: amazon
 

While I love these little munchkins with all of my heart, dear sweet children I’m not going to be blowing anymore money on nice things until you are grown.

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Molly blogs technology, parenting and geekery at Digital Mom Blog.

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