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What I’ll Miss about the Toddler Years

By marylweimer |

My 3 year old is a big girl in a little girl’s body— or so she says. As the youngest of three, she likes to think of herself as one of the big kids, doing everything they’re capable of at 2 and 4 years older than she is.

It’s true that she’s a much “older” three than her brothers were at the same age, and it occurred to me recently that before long she truly won’t be a toddler anymore.

It’s bittersweet.

I want to embrace the next several months as a toddler mama, while still looking forward to moving on to the next stage in our family’s life. In that spirit, I’ve listed 15 things I’ll miss about the toddler years.

(And excuse me while I grab a hankie.)

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15 Things I'll Miss about the Toddler Years

#1: That Silly Sense of Humor

I love those spontaneous bursts of laughter and silliness that only toddlers do so well.

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.

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About marylweimer



Mary Lauren Weimer is a freelance writer and blogger. Her work has appeared in such places as Spirituality & Health and The Huffington Post, and she’s known for her thoughtful and introspective writing about all aspects of motherhood and the parent-child relationship.

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