Sunday, May 15, 2011

10 Signs You're The Mother Of A Toddler

Ok - It's still a few weeks before Mackenzie turns one, but she already seems to have taken the plunge (literally and figuratively) into toddlerhood.
Here's how I know I'm in for the long haul...

1) The other day I had to get up off the toilet -- midstream -- to run and close the baby gate.
2) I'm burning more calories chasing Mackenzie around the house than I am during my hour-long morning workout.
3) Mackenzie is enjoying telling me, "no".
4) My innocent little daughter has now kissed two boys.
5) I've found that I'm more tired now than I was when I was getting up every two hours at night for feedings.
6) At the end of the day my energy tank has run dry and I'm less likely to stop Mackenzie from licking the bottom of a shoe, banging the cordless phone on the floor, and rearranging the Tupperware cabinet.
7) The fireplace somehow managed to turn itself on the other day.
8) I've had two pairs of sunglasses broken in the past week.
9) Cheerios seem to appear just about everywhere in my house... especially mushy ones.
10) Spending a night at a hotel with my husband sounds absolutely amazing.  But spending a night at a hotel all by myself? JACKPOT!


  1. Hello, this is Katie from the Cheerios Facebook team. We love your clever post about being a mother to a toddler and were flattered to see Cheerios included! We like your post so much we want to share it with our fans on Facebook:

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  2. Hi Katie - Thanks so much for reading - you definitely have permission to post this! Please check back for more posts about Cheerios. They're certain to be in my life for a LOOOONG time! If all else fails, dumping a few handfuls on the high chair tray works every time!

  3. I love this! My Son is not quite walking yet but even his crawling has changed my life! The amount of Cheerios he eats never fails to amaze me. Thanks for sharing your mommy experience, it gave this tired mom a good chuckle!

  4. lol...It sounds like you're describing my 13-month old perfectly! It makes me want to write a few 10 signs lists!


  5. hehe , thank you for your post.i will share this post on my wall at giao hang nhanh online