My youngest Darwin is 2 years and 3 months and in full swing when it comes to being a toddler.
Well there are many things he does that I just don’t understand.
1. It’s freezing cold outside, but it’s still a battle to get him to keep his shoes and socks on. A hat? Gloves? Not a hope in hell. Why?
2. Wanting to clean everything but his teeth with his tooth brush. The bath, the wall, the sink… His eyeballs!!!
3. Hands in his nappy playing with his newly discovered penis (you would think with two older brothers I would be used to this, but they both skipped this stage)… Hope he isn’t still doing at at 15.
4. Only being able to actively engage for 30-90 seconds whenever I plan arts and crafts activities, but if he should find a rouge permanent marker he turns into Picasso.
6. Just how much he loves Peppa Pig and her family. He goes mental when we put on ‘Peppa Pig Blocks’ on YouTube. * Have you had to do this yet? It’s basically adults opening up Peppa Pig block play sets and sometimes they make up stories. Have you seen the views?? Although I reckon 42,567 of those are my boys alone.
7. Throwing. He likes to throw things at people, out of his pushchair, off the sofa. This is also how he communicates when he has finished his food and drink. Yes as you can imagine this has been messy!
8. Switches. This is one of his favourite past times. Climbing to get to the ‘good’ switches. The one that turns the lights on and off. 3 out of 6 bulbs still active.. Others blown by excessive switching on and off. Kids eh
9. Confined spaces. You will often find Darwin under the indoor trampoline, under the coffee table, lying in the floor feet under the sofa. Squished between the bed and the wall, he squeezes himself down there and then obviously moans when he gets stuck. Boxes make perfect spaces especially when squished in with his brother.
10. His love of drinks. I swear this child could drink a river. He is always trying to steal others drinks and can cane a pint of juice faster than most adults. It’s one of his only clear words other than “Peppa” obviously.
I know that this is all pretty standard toddler behaviour, but my older two pretty much skipped all of these stages and Darwin seems like a raging loon compared to those two at that age.
What things do your crazy toddlers/preschoolers do?
Thanks for reading