Raising A Toddler

Hey boo,

My baby Q turned one a few months ago, and boy ow boy has it been fun to watch her grow. I think what has made the experience even better is being able to watch, and to see her as she reaches new milestones. Well, thanks to the lockdown, I’m home 24/7! Don’t get me wrong though, I’m not happy we are currently under lockdown but I am making the best of the situation by celebrating her every day.

So, what does having a one year old daughter mean? Firstly, it means you now have a little toddler boss, to boss you around like crazy. I mean, she will literally make me stop whatever I’m doing to make me watch her, kiss her, hug her or even play with her and I do. When the boss is mad, lol, things can get hectic in the office. It also means if you have a stubborn one like mine, it’s goodbye to feeding her what you want her to eat when you want her to eat it. She now decides what she’s eating and what she’s not eating, making my job a bit tougher, because now we have to be more creative with the kind of meals we give her.

If you thought maybe that’s really all, no boo you were wrong! There’s so much more. Now she can walk and grab things; you have to be more careful of what is reachable to her. I remember this other day I found her with a broken globe in her mouth and had to take her to the doctor just to ensure she hadn’t swallowed any. This how hectic it having a toddler becomes and you can never be “too careful” around these ones because it’s like they are trained to be mischievous 😂😂. Then there are your quiet bathroom moments, remember those? Well, they are all gone now because when you go to the bathroom those small feet run to you and want to be with you; it doesn’t matter what she was doing, she will run to you if she hears the bathroom door open and ruin your little moment. Also, my phone is no longer mine because whenever I get a call she thinks it’s for her, she wants to do video calls and play games with my phone. It just doesn’t belong to me anymore because like I said she is little miss toddler boss.

I usually laugh at myself and just think how did we get here so fast? I mean, she was just a new born in my arms and could barely even sit but now I have an independent toddler who even mimics what I do and say. Time sure does pass by quick but nothing makes me happier than being able to see her dance to her favorite song on tv or on the radio. I enjoy watching her sleep because it’s the only time she’s quiet and peaceful. I’m basically happy to be bossed around.

Are all toddlers like that though? Or does mine have a little more sugar in her system than she should? Share your wildest experiences with me especially during this pandemic.

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