Most Popular Articles

Man-Canning | How to Can Jalapenos

Top 10 Worst Baby Products

Fun Birthday Facts and Stats

July 4th: Independence Day Facts and Statistics

21 Inspiring Motherhood Quotes

PostHeaderIcon Toddlerhood: Surviving with a 2 Year Old

  Written By: Melainie

cute toddlerLife with a toddler is so crazy. I am amazed by all that she is learning and stressed by her temperamental outbursts. It is both scary and sweet when she starts copying everything that I do. Life is getting more complicated as we decide about preschool and playdates, while trying to break our own bad habits so she doesn’t pick them up. At the same time, we have to take her toddler tantrums and extreme energy one day at a time. It is exhausting but this time is precious.

toddler in bathrobe

Toddlers in bathrobes are adorable!

She is growing up way too fast! At 30 months old, my baby’s imagination has really taken off. She is very good at pretending and loves it when her Mommy and Daddy join in on the fun. In this photo, Anneliese had just taken a bath and is sitting on the steps playing with her ice cream toy set. It is amazing how much knowledge a toddler’s brain can soak up in a single day. She is learning so quickly how to interact in this world and understands most of what goes on during the day.

adorable toddler faceWatching her learn is such a joy and we try to cultivate her excitement over learning new things. She is currently obsessed with naming the parts of her face and even asked me to take pictures of each part while pointing to them. “Picture of eye, Mommy! And nose, and ear, lips, cheek, teeth.” I have many pictures of Anneliese’s face now. Her increased knowledge and vast vocabulary continues to amaze me.

toddler dress up

Anneliese loves to play dress up . Always a girly girl.

She has also learned some of our bad habits and ways to avoid doing things that she doesn’t feel like doing. Sometimes she’ll say “I’m too busy,” whenever I tell to stop doing something or pick up her toys. If we tell her to get down because she started climbing on something, she might say “I’m too tired.” So, she hasn’t quite figured out where those phrases fit in, but using them usually helps her get out of trouble because it’s so cute. We are learning not to make so many concessions when it comes to discipline, though. As long as she understands the rules (and knows she won’t get away with anything) she tries to be good. Her ability to understand a person’s emotions and care about other people’s feelings is so sweet. I truly feel blessed. The two’s aren’t so terrible, I suppose.

Melainie (206 Posts)

Author Bio: As a new mother, I wanted to know everything I could about parenting but it was difficult to sift through the web for real experiences and motherly knowledge on parenting. I hoped to make My Baby Experience an informative site for all those who are expecting or are parents themselves. Whenever I find good resources for us parents, I try to share them so we can all benefit. I hope you enjoy and contribute!


Related posts:



2 Responses to “Toddlerhood: Surviving with a 2 Year Old”

Leave a Reply

Subscribe To My Site:
Enter your email address:  

Twitter @beingamother
"I just signed up for the #TASSIMOParty on, check it out."
"Sleepy Toddler Video: Toddlers seem to have only two modes; either you can’t keep up with…"
"30 Days of Dark (I’m Glad to See the Sun Rise): Living in the arctic during the winter is a…"
"Funny Sleepy Toddler: via @YouTube"
"An Arctic New Year: I have never had any big New Year’s Eve Bashes or parties. I usually just…"
"New Year Fireworks on the Arctic Ice: via @YouTube"
"Celebrating Christmas in the Arctic"
"Celebrating Christmas in the Arctic: This was the first year I have ever been away from my…"
"Keeping Warm in the Arctic Winter: The first day of winter has come but cold temperatures are…"
"Tips for Traveling With a Toddler: Taking your toddler on a trip presents its own unique…"