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What I expect from my toddler.

Posted by on Oct 29, 2012 in gonna lose my mind with all the toddler whining, toddler behavior, toddler whining phase, toddlers and whining | 0 comments

I expect a lot out of Ryan. I know he’s only two. I know he’s still learning empathy and the fact that the world does not revolve around him. I also know that dude is smart. If I spell out “n-a-p” to Mike, Ryan looks at me and pleads, “No night-nights!” He is smart enough to tell me what he did at school hours earlier...

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My kid insists I hold him.

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in terrible twos, toddler phase, toddler wants me to hold him all the time, toddler whining phase | 0 comments

Ryan really likes when I hold and/or carry him. Like, reeeeeally likes it. In theory, I kind of like it, too. That he needs me so much and feels so connected to me. But in practice, I get a lot of this: That’s right. He likes me to hold and/or carry him; but only while I’m standing. I am not allowed to sit. I am not allowed to lean. I cannot...

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