Let me be the first to welcome you to a world of big girl beds and sippy cups, of vanishing naps and escalating temper tantrums.
It’s a loud, messy place and it’s
frequently occasionally frustrating but I’m happy to call it home.
When I think about the changes my toddler is experiencing right before my eyes, it’s truly remarkable. She’s gone through so many transitions in such a short period of time- potty training, ditching her binky, and starting preschool to name a few- that I can excuse some of her more
terrifying demanding behavior.
I mean, I acted out when Regis retired so I can hardly blame my daughter for resisting change.
Here’s the thing about parenting: with every age and stage come new challenges. Here are 10 things I wish I’d known when I was a new toddler mom- some are silly, some are serious, but they’re all toddler truths.
Add yours in the comments!
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.