Toddler Trouble On The Horizon?
It really hit home that I had a toddler on my hands the moment my daughter first rolled her eyes at me. I was slapped in the face with a combination of suppressed laughter and the instant realization: holy crap, she’s got some serious sass! Is this the beginning of the Toddler Trouble that everyone rants about?
I know we first-time mamas tend to obsess over developmental “milestones”. After her first birthday, I noticed that she stopped babbling as much and really relied on body language and baby signs to communicate. Like any other normal, semi-neurotic new mama would, I became obsessed with “fun” ways to engage her and draw out her voice.
On this particular occasion I was using her favorite food in attempt to get her to repeat a word she said earlier, “banannanna”. She signed “more” and I asked her to use her voice to tell me what she wanted. She looked from the banana, straight into my eyes and rather than grace me with her adorable little voice she gave me the biggest eye roll i’d ever seen and then turned her face away in contempt. It was as if she shouted “I already told you what I wanted, ThankYouVeryMuch!”.
Seriously, what’s a Mama supposed to do with that?!?
Well, game on kiddo! I accept your challenge and am making it my mission to stay at least one step ahead of you at all times.
Stay tuned, the fun is just getting started…