Saturday, February 28, 2009

Toddler Tips

In response to Rachel's fun-filled blog (and in celebration of her one-year bloggy anniversary), I am posting some toddler tips... even though Jaiden passed that stage a lifetime ago! Ha-ha. OK, so it was only a few years ago that she was a wee-bit!
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DO let your toddler ride a bike on expensive, marble floors. The hard, plastic tires do wonders for that scratched-up look you've been hoping to accomplish.
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DO give your toddler everything he or she asks, yells, cries or screams for.... 'Cause no one wants to see that sad, pathetic face... or hear that whining, right?!? ;)

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DON'T put your toddler in a cage... no matter how unruly he or she may be. Cages are for animals. Unless you want your child to act like an animal, it is advisable to forgo the cage altogether.

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DON'T overly extend, stretch or pull your toddlers arms off.... not only is it painful for the toddler, he or she will need those appendages later on in life.

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DO let your toddler contemplate life every now and then. He or she may come up with some profound insights.

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DON'T let your toddler get abducted by aliens... as you can see in this photo, Jaiden was nearly lured into an alien spacecraft through a cleverly disguised teleportation device.

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DO hug your toddler often, or he or she will be forced to hug him/herself... or he or she might even tie up his/her own hands in a permanent hugging position.

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DO teach your toddler to fly fish... so one day he/she can feed him/herself something other than chicken nuggets and peanut butter sandwiches....

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DO give your toddler lots of candy and colorful plastic Easter eggs. It's fun to watch the wonder... and the confusion.

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DON'T dress your toddler in pumpkin orange and leave him/her stranded in the pumpkin patch. I guarantee he/she will be mistaken for a pumpkin, taken to a preschool somewhere and painted.

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DON'T let your toddler blow that runny nose too often, or he/she may have a red, swollen proboscis... and possibly antlers.

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DO give your toddler new and/or unusual foods. The faces made when trying new things are priceless.

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DON'T put pony-tail holders in your toddler's long hair while sleeping. It's MUCH funnier to see the mad nest of hair when he/she wakes up. And, boy, is it fun to run a comb through!?!

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And...DO let your toddler dance... like no one's watching!

4 comments:

Rachel said...

Great job!! I love the nose pic and the marble floor tricycling!!! Priceless! Thanks for participating!

Jennifer said...

I cracked up at the pumpkin one. She WILL be taken to a preschool and painted! So true, so true.

~Amanda~ said...

Loved the tips!! :)

Mama Hen said...

Great pics and great tips!