You know you have a toddler in the house when.....

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You know you have a toddler in the house when.....

.... you open the fridge to get the garlic out and think it's closed properly and in the 30 seconds it takes you to put some garlic in the pasta sauce your toddler has gotten into the not quite closed properly fridge with the 2mm gap that was there and has pulled out a tub of butter, a tub of yoghurt, spilling half of it on the floor and is heading for the 2l bottle of milk. While cleaning up the yoghurt you have to keep moving little hands out and the little hands then grab the mop which you have handy to mop up the rest of the yoghurt and start picking the handle up and dropping it. The when you go to close the drawer they are allowed to play in you find a sippy cup of water upside down leaking through the drawer and half a cracker from God only knows when.

Yup that was 5 minutes of cooking tea tonight, obviously the 5 minutes that cyclone Ronin blew through the kitchen.

You also know that your toddler hangs around a bunch of other toddlers when you pick them up from day care and when giving a cuddle have to ask whose booger that is on the back of their clothes. Yeah that was pretty gross.

So what have you had happen lately that really hits home you now have a toddler tornado coming through the house on a regular basis.

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Secondly you know there is a toddler around when you put all the dvds back on the shelf just to have them pulled off again. Cyclone Ronin strikes again.

Edit: Or as you type the above sentance he throws them back up again, just to pull them off again. This could go one for awhile I think.

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kids are wiser, than we think Smile

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Cyclone Evan pulls every magazine or sale paper out he can find. Once they are out, they are ripped to shreds. I have learned to keep them out of his way, but once in a while (like last night), a new one comes in that gets left out.

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I could have written your kitchen part last week! These kids are quick. Aiden spilled a bag of baby carrots everywhere and was reaching for the milk.
A few months ago when I had DS on my back while cooking he grabbed a gallon of milk out of the door! :eek:

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Miss Natalies loves to mess with dvds also.. She also likes to take all my pots/tupperware and food out of my cabinets everyday.. Its quite annoying..lol

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Lauren's post made me think of another one.....lids!!! I have a drawer in the kitchen full of plastic lids. He loves them!! If he's in the kitchen with me, he pulls several out and plays with them. When he goes to another room, I put them back up. Then he's back in the kitchen and they are all out again.

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Playing with the DVD player is the favourite "toy" here. DS1 was always playing with the DVD's but as of yes Tobey isn't really interested

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Eleanor likes to shred kleenex into a million little pieces.

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"PeanutGirl" wrote:

Eleanor likes to shred kleenex into a million little pieces.

Awwww. How nice of her. Wink

Since getting to my parent's house Aiden has figured out how to open cabinets with one type of "baby locks" on them, take off the padding on the fireplace edge, break a vase (I told mom to move it, she didn't believe he could pick it up. He proved her wrong. lol), stole a bottle of wine from their wine cabinet and rolled it down the hall, tore leaves? off of their MIL's Tongue plant, chewed up one of my sister's ear buds, and he keeps locking their cat out of the room that they keep her food in. It really cracks me up what they baby proof (the kitchen cabinet with the plastic containers) and what they don't (vases, wine bottle cabinet, etc). :rolleyes:

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"alwayssmile" wrote:

Awwww. How nice of her. Wink

Since getting to my parent's house Aiden has figured out how to open cabinets with one type of "baby locks" on them, take off the padding on the fireplace edge, break a vase (I told mom to move it, she didn't believe he could pick it up. He proved her wrong. lol), stole a bottle of wine from their wine cabinet and rolled it down the hall, tore leaves? off of their MIL's Tongue plant, chewed up one of my sister's ear buds, and he keeps locking their cat out of the room that they keep her food in. It really cracks me up what they baby proof (the kitchen cabinet with the plastic containers) and what they don't (vases, wine bottle cabinet, etc). :rolleyes:

Oh, wow, Aiden is sure adventurous! Biggrin I have it pretty easy so far. Eleanor has just started to get more curious.

Spending time at other people's homes is always a challenge. It's amazing, as a mom, how eagle-eyed you get at spotting dangers.

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"PeanutGirl" wrote:

Eleanor likes to shred kleenex into a million little pieces.

Ronin likes to do that too. He also likes to take advantage of sneezing episodes when you need more than one tissue because he can swoop in and grab your first dirty one to blow his nose with. He doesn't like using a clean one to blow his nose, now I pretend to blow my nose and he will do his.

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"ange84" wrote:

Ronin likes to do that too. He also likes to take advantage of sneezing episodes when you need more than one tissue because he can swoop in and grab your first dirty one to blow his nose with. He doesn't like using a clean one to blow his nose, now I pretend to blow my nose and he will do his.

Too cute!!

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