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I'm sure that it's normal and age-appropriate, (right??), but my son (2 y. 9 mos.) is just ALL over the place. When we're hanging out at home having a quiet day, it's not usually a big deal, I just let him do his thing. But man oh man, if we have somewhere to go... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I CANNOT get him to focus for more than 5 seconds on any given thing. This makes getting dressed at least an hour-long proposition. Half the time it seems like he forgets that he has one leg in and one leg out of his pants, and he's already onto something else! If I'm just trying to get us out of the house for some much-needed fresh air, (i.e. no time constraint) forget about it. Even if it's something he wants to do or suggested himself, it is nearly impossible to sustain his interest for the time it takes to get us both ready to go.<br><br>
Getting dressed to go somewhere is usually the issue, but this extends to other things too. We're in the potty-learning process, and today while we were eating lunch he got down from his chair and said that he had to go potty. He made it about three steps from the table, and got distracted. I reminded him several times that he needed to go potty, and each time he would "forget." I finally had to resort to saying, "OK, I'll count to 5 and then I'm going to pick you up and carry you to the bathroom." Finally, he went.<br><br>
Sometimes I think it's because he doesn't yet understand the concept of "after." Sometimes I think he just does it to make me insane. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> So...are your 2.5 - 3 year olds like this too? How do you deal with it??
 

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Here is an article from NPR that might help. It may be for slightly older kids, but at least its a lead:<br><br><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=76838288" target="_blank">http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...oryId=76838288</a>
 
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