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Old 06-17-2013, 11:23 PM
 
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I hated the fact that I had to watch them constantly. And whenever we went to visit someone else, I would not have any fun because I'd just end up following the little humans around the new space pulling things out of their hands and mouths for the entire time. LOL

Then I'd try to get a little space to breathe, but they'd follow me to the bathroom or come wake me up from a nap.



Little sh*ts. I say that with love. LOL
That's a very good picture. Either they're having to follow you around, or else you have to make sure to be following them around.

You really have to make sure you're enjoying those few years of toddlerhood because they're gone way too fast.
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Old 06-18-2013, 07:09 AM
 
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You really have to make sure you're enjoying those few years of toddlerhood because they're gone way too fast.
This is so true! All the "annoying" thing my toddler does right now that drives me nuts when I think about it I'm going to miss when she's older. Kids grow up too fast these days. I'm going to do my best to slow it down!
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Old 06-18-2013, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Greene Co, NY
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Yup ... the visiting other people is a nightmare. As is the fact my daughter can pick the bathroom lock
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:27 AM
 
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I have not had a toddler in well over a decade but when in a room with a little person my hand still automatically reaches out and covers those nasty end table corners. I hated visiting friends/family who did not have kid safe homes, one can never really relax. My in-laws had an in-ground pool when my DS was a toddler, visiting them gave me nightmares. I knew what a Houdini he was and don't think I took a hand off of him the entire 2 week visit. I was exhausted when we returned home and I swore never again, grammy and grampie could come visit us. Once was enough
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Greene Co, NY
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I worry more about what my two year old whirling dervish can do to someone's home rather than what it can do to her lol.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:17 PM
 
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I worry more about what my two year old whirling dervish can do to someone's home rather than what it can do to her lol.
Having in-laws who own a fully restored and appropriately decorated and furnished Victorian home...I know what you are talking about. Maybe it was because we had multiple kids (3 in 5 years), but we pretty much gave up on the whole "baby proofing" thing and decided to let Darwin decide, lol.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:36 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I have a 24 month old and an 11 month old so I keep pretty busy when at home. Obviously the normal stuff is frustrating, the tentrums, constant cleaning up and need for attention, diaper changing etc etc etc

However aside from all that I think the thing that is most frustrating is my son who is 24 months is starting to communicate but I can't always understand him or decipher what he is trying to say to me. I long for the day when I can have a real conversation with him.

I also worry about their safety a lot when they're not in my presence.
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Old 06-18-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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I have a 24 month old and an 11 month old so I keep pretty busy when at home. Obviously the normal stuff is frustrating, the tentrums, constant cleaning up and need for attention, diaper changing etc etc etc
It's all a drain when you are living it, but try to find joy in the fact you can still be superman. When the biggest problem in their world is that they pooped their pants or their favorite toy's batteries died, you can still fix that in a jiffy.

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However aside from all that I think the thing that is most frustrating is my son who is 24 months is starting to communicate but I can't always understand him or decipher what he is trying to say to me. I long for the day when I can have a real conversation with him.
...and once he starts talking you will be longing for the day he'll stop for five consecutive minutes, lol.

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I also worry about their safety a lot when they're not in my presence.
It's not easy, but you have to get over that one.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Greene Co, NY
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Pah ha ha NJGOAT ... great attitude. I adopt the "I gave you fair warning when I said move anything less than four feet off the ground". I get told "Babyoroif your kid, not my house" to which I say "Let's take a two pronged approach" lol. Babyproof a two year old? Hmmmm .... Fortunately she behaves better out than at home
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Old 06-19-2013, 08:21 AM
 
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I have a 24 month old and an 11 month old so I keep pretty busy when at home. Obviously the normal stuff is frustrating, the tentrums, constant cleaning up and need for attention, diaper changing etc etc etc

However aside from all that I think the thing that is most frustrating is my son who is 24 months is starting to communicate but I can't always understand him or decipher what he is trying to say to me. I long for the day when I can have a real conversation with him.I also worry about their safety a lot when they're not in my presence.
It will get here. There were times, usually in the car, when we would pay my daughter a quarter if she would agree to not talk for 10 minutes.
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