In the 4 years of my son’s life I have spent many a sleepless night and swallowed many an anti-depressant over issues that eventually passed. If anyone at the time told me that though, I would have nodded politely and continued the worrying . ( read : panic )
Mindblowing and unbelievable as it seems to me now, these are the things we have left behind:
1. Throwing visitors with apples from the fruit bowl.
2. Stealing cellphones from restaurant tables. Generally destroying table settings in restaurants by grabbing table cloths.
3. Weeing anywhere and everywhere including behind the one and only potplant in the Cathcart Library while the horrified librarian watched.( potty training at age 2 )
4. Throwing anything and everything over the braai deck railing.
5.Spending kiddies parties inside the house of the birthday child checking out their plugs instead of actually joining the party outside. ( age 1 -ish)
6.Lying flat on his stomach by the bathroom door to spy on his father on the loo. ( see image below this post )
7.Emptying cupboards and bookshelves and filling whole rooms with “stuff” on the floor. ( age 1 )
The point is : everything eventually passes.
There is hope even though you don’t see it yet, dear crazed-parent-of-a-toddler.
WHATCHA DOING IN THERE ?
( which means the current yelling and screaming over the TV remote will pass…and the “Take her away from my stuff! ” screeches when baby sister touches his toys…and the “I don’t want cooldrink in THAT glass. I want it in the little green glass with the yellow flower ooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!! “…….)