The first line of the trailer for Bad Moms is: “I’m going to try to do everything by self today, which should be fine, as long as everyone does what they’re supposed to do, right? Oh no…” She says it perfectly. And then she’s late for everything that day. Before kids I was semi punctual. Now that I have a 2.5 year toddler and a 8 month baby I have a whole new list of reasons for being late.
My baby is now 8 months old and she is eating three meals a day. At first, I was really excited that she would be eating meals at the same time as her 2.5 year old brother. But then, I realized my toddler is accustomed to everyone leaving the table to play as soon as he’s done eating. Baby eats her finger foods very slowly, so we had a bit of a problem. I needed to stay at the table to help baby finish eating, and my toddler wanted me to go play with him. My mom had some wise words for me, you have to stay at the table and tot wants to be with you, therefore he needs to stay at the table. She told me to bring whatever he was into to the table. Turns out telling fairy tales keeps my tot at the table.
I never thought I’d be that mom that does themes at home for her toddler. But then I had two under two, and with a toddler and a baby 6 hours of the day are spent with someone napping! Which means we are home a lot, and we need tons of activities to do at home. I found themes really helped get the creative juices flowing for ideas to keep my toddler happy and entertained.
My toddler just turned two and if he’s left by himself in a room he will get into all kinds of trouble. He’ll run to the bathroom turn on the tap and spray water everywhere, climb the handles on the kitchen drawers, belly flop off the couch, and try to “drive” mommy’s car. Basically anything that might wind up with a trip to the emergency room he’ll decide to do. Therefore, one of my challenges of having two under two has been that my tot needs to be in the same room as me when I am tucking baby in for naps.