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7 Ways That Having Toddlers is Kicking My Ass

By Selena Mae |

Either my children have decided that it’s only proper to become little demons, given that it’s Halloween time…and all of this madness will magically end in a couple of weeks, or the mister and I – we have some major work ahead of us.

Oh, parenting. Always with the work. Phht. I am currently experiencing more than a few technical difficulties over here. Very much resembling a strung out, glue, glitter and food encrusted zombie. SO attractive.

Now listen. I understand that toddlers go through phases, and perhaps some periods of time are more challenging than others (waving hello) – but seriously. It’s like the apocalypse is coming. With NOWHERE to hide…

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7 Ways That Having Toddlers is Kicking My Ass

No Sleep Till Brooklyn

This would be Wyndham, doing what he used to do very well: sleeping. In his OWN bed. Now? It's been about a month of epic battles. We're doing all the same things; bath-time, stories, a couple of songs, lots of cuddles - so maybe that's the problem. He wants a change. Which is hard to believe when he's BEG-CRYING for more than his 3 usual stories. The room sharing thing? Yea - the brief quiet of bliss that we first experienced in them sharing a room is but a far off, dreamy memory. This child will literally bounce off of the walls, sing at the top of his lungs and launch toys into his not-sleeping-anymore sister's crib. Dude doesn't fall asleep until hours of cajoling later at around 10pm, ending up in our bed at around 1am. That's when the real fun starts. I'm getting my head and boobs kicked in on the daily. I could go on. Really I could. Any tips or ideas to share? We're plum out.

To those who are offended by my dark jest…truly, I am sorry. You are a better person than I.

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Selena is a crafty, culinary mom. Creative Director. Social Media & Branding Consultant. Regular writer on Disney Baby. Part-time big-mouth & frequent foot-eater. Proud of her Anishinaabe roots.

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Selena Mae

Selena Burgess is crafty, a culinary expert, and a professional wrangler of the toddler variety. When the chaos permits, she writes stories and is addicted to documenting everyday life. Selena is proud of her Anishinaabe roots, and is the type of woman you want to revel (or kvetch) in motherhood with. Read bio and latest posts → Read Selena's latest posts →

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One thought on “7 Ways That Having Toddlers is Kicking My Ass

  1. brittni says:

    Yeah I’m with u i have a one month old who does not like to sleep,the slightest sound wakes. her and a 23month old who now does this demonic grunt scream that rattles my bones it’s real great in public overall they are great kids my advice keep telling. Yourself this is a phase..remind yourself of how fast time flies and how lucky u are and if u lose it every now and again remember u are only human. good luck thanks for the article

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