When Toddlers Send you running for cover

Interesting title, eh? I thought so too. Life with a toddler is never short of interesting. 

Toddlers sending you running for cover? Yes.

There is truth to the statement though. Today I just wanted to write a little post sharing life with my toddler, and the reality of the struggle. I sometimes worry all my hair is going to fall out with as much that’s coming out when I brush or take a shower, I can’t be the only one?

There have been some major changes around my house lately, between the kids adjusting to a different school, transferring to night shift and going from part time to full time. 

Let’s not forget a rambunctious toddler that’s potty training. Yay! Our little ones make our hearts melt at times, then at others, you swear they are literally banshees. 

Lately, she has been a literal mixture of sweet and spicy, and also; not wanting to nap! 

When did that happen? Where they just don’t want to nap. Yikes. 

The Good

Potty training isn’t perfect, it’s frustrating to hear other moms boast about their little ones being done by 2, well 2 passed, 3 is here and still struggling. At least I think that we are beyond the point of her just peeing wherever she stands. Dear lord was that an interesting time, even setting a timer. 

Lesson learned: a timer doesn’t really help. The best way to prevent accidents everywhere is having the potty in sight, even if it means next to you, at the table, or downstairs while you fold laundry, that was me today. 

We are moving away from pacifiers, she’s literally chewing them off. 

She likes bathtime, I guess what kid doesn’t, I’m pretty sure all kids like baths. Just no squirty toys since finding out about the mold that festers on the inside, maybe just put hot glue in the hole. 

The Bad

They make all kinds of noises that are almost scarier than newborns make while they sleep. Banshees, animal noises, and different voice ranges that make you turn your head to the side like a dog. 

She wants to play dress up, with all her clothes. Only to leave them everywhere, well, there goes organized drawers. 

Eating is hit or miss, no matter what it is, apparently except candy. I only have candy in the house for a potty training reward. It’s so frustrating at dinner time to see her pick and choose when she eats dinner on a given night. This probably gets to me the most, because I always worry about her not eating enough. 

Most of the time parenting a toddler is a joy, and a wild ride at the same time. Unfiltered, raw emotion, pure creativity and a personality far too big for her little body.  

There are just some days they send you running for cover because your limit has been reached! 

Going out for errands, looking fabulous! 

What is/was life like with your toddler? 

What are some things you struggled with? 

I want to hear from you in the comments! 

Until next time, 


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Hi there! I'm Cassie, a mom to three wonderful children. I blog and potty train by day, and work third shift full time by night. I help moms like you by finding ways to save money and keep life organized.

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