Stillness? Toddlers? The heck you say! Those two words don’t go together. They just don’t mesh.
For the most part, I’d agree with you. They are rambunctious, curious, emotional little beings. It is their curiosity and natural desire to contribute and learn that will get you those precious moments of quiet. Learn how to crack that code and you are golden.
Although there is no way to perfect the cracking of the toddler code, simply by the outstanding ability that they have to constantly switch things up. Their likes and dislikes change as often as their clothing.
It’s just that I’ve learned a few things in these past years of being a parent to wily toddlers. I mean, one would hope, right? I don’t always heed my own advice very well, but I aim to try.
Having a peaceful household may be a notion that I just give up on at this stage of the game, but I’m here to tell you that it is possible. At least for broken up chunks of delicious time.
In all actuality, toddlers need some quiet time too. It’s up to us to show them how to achieve some good old zen, even if we have to fake it.
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