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post #841 of 940
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You spend 15 minutes in the parking lot convincing your 16mo that the Swiffer has to go "night-night" in the trunk because you just can NOT take the Swiffer into one more store, explaining to each cashier that we don't need to pay for it b/c we brought it from home.

(The Swiffer is an improvement--last week it was a giant bottle of seltzer that we had to carry around. )
post #842 of 940
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...all the breakable Christmas tree ornaments are towards the top of the tree, leaving the bottom mostly bare!
how about only lights on the tree? we haven't been able to do ornaments fopr years! haha
post #843 of 940
...you ALMOST want to wake LO up b/c you are driving past a train upon which an entire car is loaded with school buses. A train AND buses...he would love that!

...after repeatedly explaining that we can't call Uncle Gigi, you finally buckle and call your brother b/c LO wants to speak to "Gaga" (Uncle Gigi) but as soon as you've got "Gaga" on the phone, LO runs away showing absolutely no interest in the phone.
post #844 of 940
You finally get to go to a party, and find yourself talking to other adults about ds' diarrhea.
post #845 of 940
You don't have any milk because you left the kitchen for two minutes and an entire gallon was poured down a little hole in the floor that leads to the basement...
post #846 of 940
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...you ALMOST want to wake LO up b/c you are driving past a train upon which an entire car is loaded with school buses. A train AND buses...he would love that!
I want to see that!
post #847 of 940
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...you ALMOST want to wake LO up b/c you are driving past a train upon which an entire car is loaded with school buses. A train AND buses...he would love that!
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I'm right there with you with DD. OR....you get excited when you are driving alone and you see school buses - knowing how much your LO would love it
post #848 of 940
Before you can make tea you have to remove a screwdriver, a plastic lego man, and the broken parts of yet another mag-light flashlight (all wet) from the tea kettle
post #849 of 940
...... when you can not walk or ride your bike around it - you have to stop and wait for the snail to finish crossing the path before you can continue...
post #850 of 940
...when your friend comes over unannounced and you haven't had a chance to pick up all the toys scattered all over the place.

As you walk into the kitchen, you grab the towel that's on the floor to wipe up something wet.

Friend asks, "Is your roof leaking?"

You reply, "No, DD peed on the floor just a second ago."

She points and says, "No, I was referring to all the pots all over the floor (to catch water)."

And you laugh and say, "Nope, that's dd too."

Life is too fun these days
post #851 of 940
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Originally Posted by Enudely View Post
Before you can make tea you have to remove a screwdriver, a plastic lego man, and the broken parts of yet another mag-light flashlight (all wet) from the tea kettle
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post #852 of 940
When you have to make sure you're up and dressed early on Tuesday mornings...so you can run outside as soon as you hear the garbage truck approaching to watch.
post #853 of 940
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You freeze and give family members the evil eye every time you hear them say certain 'trigger' words like "blueberries" or "blanket" or "park". Why in god's name can't they remember to s-p-e-l-l them out?

Yeah, like p-i-z-z-a or o-u-t-s-i-d-e when it's dark and raining out!
post #854 of 940
spelling SO does not work with mine anymore... bummer!!!!
post #855 of 940
ds is only 10 months, but....

when your cell phone magically stops working after a brief stint in the backseat on a particularly trying drive home, and you take it in and discover that the insides are GREEN from corrosion from all your dc's accumulated slobber.

When you go to get a drink of water from the kitchen and come back less than a monute later to find ds sitting on the front stoop, cheerily waving bye bye to you through the glass.

When you find yourself searching Craigslist for an extra phone identical to yours so that ds will think he HAS your phone.

When your dc insists on bringing a toothbrush, the plastic bottom part of the food mill and a wire whisk EVERYWHERE.

When you answer the front door and subsequently go out to the mailbox carrying a still attached nursing child, a stuffed puppy and aforementioned wire whisk, and wonder why the neighbor does a double-take.

when your coworker makes a grammatical error, and you say, "silly you!" in a cheerful falsetto.

when you sit down at lunch, pull out your water bottle and shamefacedly realize it is the OTHER water bottle full of pumped bm because of course all the regular bottles have been nabbed by certain sticky figners back at home.

When someone asks where your purse is and you gesture to the spiderman backpack on your shoulder. And worse, you are frequently seen in public with said backpack, WITHOUT the child.

Oh and when you see a sale on tissue boxes/packs, you get very excited and buy out the store because that is ds's favorite activity....pullling tissues out of the box.
post #856 of 940
...when you are in a public restroom and you flush the toilet, automatically saying "Bye bye poo poo!" However, dd isn't with you at the time.
post #857 of 940
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Originally Posted by waiting2bemommy View Post
when your cell phone magically stops working after a brief stint in the backseat on a particularly trying drive home, and you take it in and discover that the insides are GREEN from corrosion from all your dc's accumulated slobber.
This happened to my iPod. Though it wasn't so much "green" as it was "scorched."
post #858 of 940
bump! So i can find this thread and keep reading!
post #859 of 940
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post #860 of 940
...you look around at things strewn about your living room floor and think, 'hmm, a diaper, one set of blocks, one puzzle, and some shredded kleenex - floor's pretty clean!'
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