Notes to Self
- Searching every cupboard and drawer in the house may not result in finding your missing sewing project that you stashed somewhere while in labor well over a month ago. However, losing important sewing projects is a strong motivator for necessary home organization. Given that your home is approaching organized mode, here’s hoping said sewing project turns up soon.
- Having two children who can walk/run means you have two children who can walk/run in opposite directions. This complicates supervision since you cannot split yourself in two. Be thankful that your children like to stick together in public so this is only a problem at home. We won’t worry about three children who can walk/run just yet.
- Your toddler is an expert at self-entertaining. However, he may not choose the forms of self-entertainment you would select for him. You would love for him to draw nicely on paper, read books, or do puzzles. He may choose instead to:
- draw on the table, floor, chairs, and walls
- tear pages from books
- throw puzzle pieces
- taking three bites out of each ripe nectarine on the kitchen table
- pull every baby wipe/kleenex out of the box
- If your toddler does any of the above, be sure to remember that he does sometimes choose to entertain himself by:
- completing puzzles nicely
- reading books without ripping out pages
- building block towers
- drawing on paper
- cleaning the house with the baby wipes he pulls out of the box
- If a parenting tip works one day, be sure to thoroughly enjoy your success. The same trick may not work the next day.
- Hugs, kisses, and “I love you, Mama!” are fantastic antidotes for sleep deprivation, general exhaustion, and bad days.