Monday, November 09, 2009

Spot On...

I am in the process of re-reading ToddlerWise. Tonight I read part that hit soooo close to home.

"Ah yes, the mobile toddler. There is no question that a toddler's mom is a tired mom, and for good reason. The emotional and physical energy needed to supervise an energy-packed tot can take down even the most physically fit mom. If your toddler happens to be a boy, add fifty percent more energy. Never so beautiful does this child look to his weary mom as he does when he closes his eyes in sleep." (from On Becoming ToddlerWise, by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam, page 23)*

To that I say a big hearty, "AMEN!" I had totally forgotten how exhausting this age is. It's all coming back to me quickly, though. :)


video

Drew only has his diaper on because he was about to get in the tub. And... he headed straight for the bathroom because he is totally enamored with the toilet at the moment. Lovely.

* To my Mom and every other English teacher out there: I know that I didn't cite my source properly. Please forgive me. I'm just too tired from chasing that little booger around all day to worry with looking it up. ;)

4 comments:

Mrs. H said...

You gave credit to your source. ;-) Drew is growing too fast. I love you four...

Tara said...

Wow! That picture looks so much like Wade.

Leslie said...

OMG! I can't believe he's walking so well already! And I love me some Babywise books, too!

Matt and Sarah Pitts said...

Ahhhh, you have just ministered to my soul!! Lately at night I'm like, "Dang, I am SO exhausted!!" Glad to know I'm not the only one. These toddlers...a danger to themselves and their environment!!