#toddlertruths

MOST RECENT

we spent the better half of the afternoon painting our driveway with sidewalk chalk paint. and then the rain rolled in.

we ran inside, but he didn’t know what i knew. he didn’t know that the rain was about to wash it all away. it was about an hour later that he peeked out of the window to check on his “paint”. his smile dropped, my heart broke, and the tears started for us both.

“paint paint paint” he repeated. i had to break the news that the rain washed our art away. he understood and he didn’t. the first tear fell and it felt like this might be his first heartbreak.

sure he hasn’t gotten his way before. but this. this felt like his first taste of the unfairness of life. his first taste of how you can create and create and create, and then the rain can come and wash it all away. a truth i still grapple with.

sometimes, most times, i want to protect him from the rain. but my god, he loves to splash in puddles. sometimes, most times, i want to protect him from the deep ache, the deep break, that comes when your art washes away.

but today. today he taught me that even if the art washes away, it is still worth creating. because those hours in the driveway — the ones where we painted welcome home messages for dad, and learned that blue and red make purple, the ones where we laughed hard and painted harder — those were some of the kindest moments of my life.

my love, i cannot promise that what you create won’t be washed away. but i can promise that if it is, i will cry with you. and. i can promise that i will make art with you. over and over and over again.



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Be kind, for every mom is fighting a battle you don't know about. Maybe it's about socks. Or the leggings her daughter wants to pair with her jeans. 😂

“That’s your last chance!” 😍😂Ms. Amanda, he’s telling stories on you! @pandalou83 This boy has such a big personality! #thisistwo #funnylittleguy #keepsuslaughing #littleboybigpersonality #tellitlikeitis #toddlertruths #lastchance

Iris won’t recognize me when this bump moves out. 🤰🏼 She loves snuggling up to it, patting it, kissing it, reminding me that there’s a baby in there and that it’s kicking really hard, in case I wasn’t aware. She loves to tell me that I’m a big mommy too. 🤦🏼‍♀️ #toddlertruths I think Iris will miss the bump, but she will be even more excited to meet our little guy/girl, whom she reminds me will cry a LOT, need lots of hugs, and will drink milk from mommy’s boobies. 😳 She knows the mommyhood deal! #outofthemouthsofbabes #secondpregnancy #38weekspregnant #sharemymjc #toddlermom #babybump #motherhood #honestlymothering #aintnohoodlikemotherhood #momlife #bigsister #stylishmom #mommyandme

➰WHOOPS➰
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Can you relate? Went to butter his toast and came back to a shit storm, typical!
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Me: We are going to the beach!
Miss I: Why?
Me: Because I want to spend time with my two favourite people, do you know who my two favourite people are?
Miss I: No
Me: You and daddy!
Miss I: Yay!
Me: Who are your two favourite people?
Miss I: Ummm the dogs

#thankskiddo #toddlertruths #beachnights #familytime @midee2303

Success!!! Although a suspicious start, he ended up loving his banana, yoghurt and spinach smoothie...yay!

Let the mom veggie tricks continue!

#MomLife #toddlertruths #toddler #hiddenveggies #smoothie #WillamEdward #KampOf4 #2Under2

The last few months Michael and I have been frustrated with a sudden picky eater. Apparently veggies are the enemy!!! BUT today I attempted some tricks which seemed to have worked🎉🎉🎉 Puff pastry "pizza" with 7 hidden veg and mince with 6 hidden veg! No tears, no tantrums, no shouting tonight. Long may this last.

Tomorrow I attempt smoothies laced with spinach, fingers crossed!

#fussyeater #toddlertruths #MomIsATrickster #veggies #WilliamEdward #kampof4

Me trying to get in on the toddler's gingerbread action: 'It's good to share Isobel. Don't you think things taste so much better when you share them?'
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Her (after lengthy deliberation. Breaks off the smallest piece imaginable and hands it to me with a big smile). 'There you go Mummy. I very good at sharing!'
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I guess that'll teach me not to steal my toddler's snack under the pretence of teaching her good manners...
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#parentingtruths #lessonsinparenting #toddlertruths #toddler #toddlersofinstagram #toddlersdontsharefood #andnowshesonasugarhigh #again

This has made me laugh so many different times today. #momlife #boymom #toddlertruths #thisisfive #icleanallday #momthemaid #easterjokes #eastermeme #lazytown

How are you enjoying your Easter Sunday afternoon? In our house we wear buckets on our head and announce bowel movements when mommy takes video 🙈💩👎🏻
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#ohdear #pawpatrolhats #multipurposepail #toddlertruths

Happy Easter!!! Enjoy celebrating with your wee ones and loved ones! 🐰🐰🐰#happyeaster #toddlertarget #kidssaythedarndestthings #toddlertruths

It's the little big things.
#toddlers
#toddlerlove
#toddlertruths
#mylovie

➰ACCURATE➰
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Some days are better than others and I’ve never been more patient in my life... but are you really upset because we didn’t use the blue plate? .
Can you relate??

One of my favorite random little things is listening to toddlers talk to their parents when they walk into coffee shops... Toddler: Mommy I want a drink...
Mommy I want a drink...
Mommy I want a drink.
Mom: what do you want to drink?
Toddler: I..I want a drink! ...
Mommy I want a DRINK!
Mom: do you want some of this?
Toddler: yes please! THANK YOU Mommy!! Hahaha! I need to be more like this with God! Persistent in my asking, specific, and give high praise!
#toddlertruths
#toddlersaresmarterthanme
#reallife
#Jesus
#daughteroftheking

Should have had a toddler target!!

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