March 28, 2008

Valuable Life Lessons I have Learned Lately

Posted in Uncategorized at 5:27 am by chasingtoddlermom

I share these with the hope of saving my dearest friends and family members the trouble of learning these lessons for yourselves. 

  • 2-year-olds NEED naps
  • More importantly, mothers of 2-year-olds NEEEEED their children to take naps.
  • Wire hangers are very effective for opening drawers to which the knobs have been removed. 
  • It is useless to replace said knobs as they will be removed again tomorrow morning.
  • Plastic spoons can be flushed down toilets with the help of vigorous plunging. 
  • Dump truck drivers cannot be flushed down toilets.
  • Bath and Body Works room spray cans cannot be flushed down toilets.
  • Little toddler fingers are very proficient at picking the keys off laptops.
  • Said laptop keys can be reattached with a lot of patience, hard pressure, and the help of a really handy IT guy.
  • ALL toddlers like Coke.  I have yet to meet one who doesn’t. 
  • Similarly, all toddlers like gum.  I have yet to meet one who comprehends the importance of not swallowing.
  • Large quantities of gum will cause vomiting.  Repeatedly.
  • The rear view mirror of your car can be ripped off, taking with it a piece of your windshield, by the brut force of a 27 pound human being.
  • If you flip a light switch on and off rapidly for long enough, it will begin to stink and flip your circuit breaker. 

These are just a few of the lessons that come to mind this evening.  I’m sure I could write a 500 page handbook if I thought about it long enough. 



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  2. savvytoddlermom said,

    Wow. That two-year-old is really giving you a run for your money! I think you should continue to keep a list (not that this isn’t enough or anything), and show him when he’s older the sort of trauma he put you through.

    Also, I hadn’t heard about the gum thing yet. When did that happen and how much gum does that?

  3. Heather said,

    Hi, STM’s friend here! I can’t believe the time you are having with your boy! Hang in there. They turn 4 eventually!

  4. chasingtoddlermom said,

    My DH says I have to keep a copy of this blog until he’s an adult so I can fill him in on all the pain he put us through.

    Hi Heather! Thanks, I hear that 4 is a wonderful age–I can’t wait! #2 will be here in about 2 months and I’m just praying for a calm baby boy this time!

  5. Heather said,

    I forgot to add that the lid to shaving cream cans cannot be flushed down the toilet even with a plunger, snake, or any other device you can think of, but the toilet can be removed and broken to remove the lid. Of course then you need a new toilet. Speaking from experience, unfortunately.

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