Toddlerhood has it’s fair shares of ups and downs. The ups of raising toddlers are way up and the downs are way down. The terms “terrible twos” and “threenager” (who are technically “preschoolers” but I still call toddlers) exist for a reason. Life has a way of slowly conditioning us moms to brave the tantrums and battles and embrace the snuggles of toddlers, even if they seemingly sneak up on us. Toddlers are forming their own (strong) opinions and pushing limits. They’re exploring the world in a new way and testing your patience while they’re at it. They’re the perfect combination of sugar and spice and find a way to make you love them unconditionally while wanting to sell them to the circus all at the same time. Today I’ve teamed up with Cottonelle Mega Rolls and the convenience of Wal-Mart’s Grocery Pick-Up (Save $1!) to let you know you might be a toddler mom if…
you anxiously await the days when the only butt you have to wipe is your own. What a sweet, sweet day that will be. But when exactly is that? At least you have Cottonelle Mega Rolls to help reduce the number of wipes it takes, thus saving money. #SilverLining
no bathroom is safe from toilet paper “art”. Just when you think your kid is the angel who doesn’t play with your Cottonelle Mega Roll toilet paper a la “Love You Forever,” you walk in your bathroom to find a toddler masterpiece. If you’re lucky, they’ll try to roll it back up. If not, well… I hope you have a good plunger and/or sense of humor. You may need both. Either way, you’ll want to have lots of Cottonelle on hand to be sure you #NeverRunOut.
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“No” by Megan Trainor is your child’s favorite song. My name is No. My sign is No. My number is No. I mean, need I say more? No. Fret not, “no” won’t always be their favorite word but it will feel like a lifetime between now and when it isn’t.
you can successfully negotiate any hostage and/or terrorist situation. Bargaining and bribery, much to your chagrin, have become the norm and while it may take awhile, you always find the special something it takes to diffuse each hostile situation.
your meals are comprised of scraps from your toddler’s plate. I mean, how do they even survive off of so little food? There’s no point in making yourself lunch because you’re just going to end up eating theirs after they stare at it for an hour. At least you’ll save on groceries this way.
you question your sanity and the sanity of your offspring regularly. One of you is absolutely crazy at any given moment, you’re just not sure which one of you it is at any given time. It’s most likely both. Just roll with it.
you relate to a certain candy commercial all too well. First they’re sour. Then they’re sweet. Am I right?
sticky floors are a way of life. Why are the floors always sticky? Is it apple juice? I mean, what is that?!
your purse is full of things that aren’t yours. You don’t need as much stuff in your diaper bag from infanthood (is that a word?), but your toddler bag is still full of stuff that ain’t yours.
you’ve never laughed or loved so hard in your life. Those tiny little dictator-time-bombs can be so frustrating at times but will make you laugh like no one else has before. Watching their personalities and sense of humor is one of the most exciting parts of motherhood and you will have your fair share of laughs along the way. Sometimes you’ll take a step back and the mess around you will seemingly disappear long enough for you stop and take in their sweet, cherub-esque (sticky) face. You’ll feel like your heart might explode from the amount of love you feel for that little terrorist that sometimes drives you mad. Don’t get excited, though; the mess only seemingly disappeared and is still waiting for you to clean it up… just so it can be made again, of course. Mom life really is the best life.