Thursday, March 7, 2013

Life with a toddler

Is interesting to say the least.

Samantha has a case of the terrible twos that is far different than what we experienced before.  She isn't necessarily bad.  I can count on one hand the number of tantrums she's thrown in her entire life.  Samantha has wonderful manners, says "I sorry" when she makes a mistake and is pretty laid back most of the time.

However, she cannot be left out of your sight for even a moment.  Seconds is all she needs to destroy a room.  Give her 2 minutes and you can find lotion rubbed into the carpet, right next to a pile of poo that she finger painted with.  5 minutes of quiet time and you'll discover that she has used hot pink, mood changing nail polish to cover her legs, feet, the carpet, her bed, her bedding and a teddy bear.  Give her more time and you're just asking for trouble.

Today, I found that she had not only figured out how to open the bathroom door (she's been doing this for a while now) but also figured out how to climb on top of the toilet to get on top of the sink to get into the top shelf of the medicine cabinet and bring a bottle of rubbing alcohol down with her.  Luckily, she couldn't open it.  She was shaking it though, trying to open it.  I asked her why she did it.  She told me that she wanted to take a bath.  That kid went from hating baths to wanting to take 4-5 a day.  She thinks if she poops or pees in the potty, stubs her toe, has a boo boo, or makes the tiniest (or largest) of messes), she deserves a bath.  With bubbles.  And toys.  And a tea party...

But, she is just so much fun.  She has so much to say, an amazing imagination, the sweetest voice and the silliest logic.  She loves to throw her little stuffed animals in the air, close her eyes, scream "1-2-3 Ready or not, here I come!" and then find it.  She sings Charlotte "Twinkle Twinkle" and gives off the biggest belly laughs when Kaitlyn plays with her.  One minute she thinks she's grown and such a big girl in heels with a Cinderella purse, and the next she's stealing Charlotte's pacifier, telling us that she's a baby and sucking on it while saying "Wahhh Wahhh."

Our toddler is quickly on her way to becoming a preschooler...

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