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Henry Wuz Here: Photographic Evidence of Life With a Toddler

By Monica Bielanko |

Imagine tripping over this thing in the middle of the night as pale moonlight glints off his bared teeth.

Who among us hasn’t stumbled to the kitchen for an ice cold glass of water in the middle of the night and tripped over some evil toy left on the carpet by our toddler?


Deadly Legos puncturing feet, tiny plastic toy people drowning in the toilet, race cars parked in my shoes, it’s all a part of parenting a toddler.

After pulling yet another oddity out of my purse last month I decided to officially start documenting the hilarious discoveries that I, the mother of one very busy 19-month-old, make on a regular basis. One day in the not too distant future the race cars, Legos and bizarre lovies strewn all over the house will just be regaled to memories his father and I share with each other.

As I wrote on my personal blog a few months back, as messy as Henry’s calling cards can sometimes be “one day all this will be gone. My house will be exactly as I spend several futile hours a week trying to make it look now; clean, everything in its right place, no crayon markings on walls, no fingerprints on expensive television screens to lament and no toys to pick up… And although everything will be in its right place it will never, NEVER, feel as right as it does now.”

So I’m doing my best to enjoy the mayhem. Behold: the photographic evidence of the shenanigans my 19-month-old gets up to in the course of a month.

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Photographic Evidence of Life With a Toddler

Race Car In The Fridge

This one is extra tricky because Henry can't open the fridge. Neither can Violet. So he had to have sneaked that bad boy in there with me standing right there pouring them milk or something. Tricky little bugger.

Read more from Monica on Toddler Times:

The Life And Times Of Our Heroine, Wylet

What Were They Thinking?! The Most Age-Inappropriate Toddler Gear

20 Everyday Items My Toddler Finds Fascinating

You can also find Monica on her personal blog, The Girl Who.

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About Monica Bielanko


Monica Bielanko

Monica Bielanko was raised on the wild frontier of late 1970's Utah. She is a recovering Mormon who married the guitar player of an unknown band. She's been married to her Babble Voices writing partner, Serge Bielanko, for the past nine years. Her personal blog, The Girl Who was in the top ten of last year's Top 50 list. Read bio and latest posts → Read Monica's latest posts →

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2 thoughts on “Henry Wuz Here: Photographic Evidence of Life With a Toddler

  1. Anna Bracher says:

    Great pictures!
    With my toddler, I commonly find books plus oranges together in the dryer ( I loved this one!), toothbrushes mixed with shoes in a drawer, and potatoes in the toys’ basket….

  2. Katy says:

    So cute… And so true, I have a two year old and a three year old, both boys, and between the two of them life stays very interesting. I can only wait for my baby girl to get a little older I’m curious to see how different a girl will be from a boy.

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