On the Subject of Two-Year-Olds, Part 2

| October 16, 2013 | 2 Comments

(The following is the second part in my series of observations on two-year-olds)

2. Don’t expect a two-year-old to understand when “it’s not a good time” for certain activities or requests. It’s always a good time.

If I’m on the phone, it’s a good time to ask me very urgently if I remember what bees make. If I’m up to my eyeballs in managing a furious baby brother, it’s a very good time to ask me where the piece of the horse puzzle went, and inform me that I need to find it. If we’re really, really, not-gonna-make-it late getting out the door to get to an appointment, it’s an excellent time to put my shoes on over his own and then announce his feet are stuck. If I’m flat on my back recovering from surgery (which I was, lately), it’s an especially good time to ask for a ride from Mama Horse.

Different priorities, that’s all.

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Category: Babies and Toddlers, Family

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I am a lifelong (award-winning!) cartoonist and mother of two delightful boys, aged 7 and 5. I like to view today's adventures in parenting as material for tomorrow's cartoon. Looking at family life through "cartoon-coloured glasses" helps me keep the all-important sense of humour required for raising kids... even for the events that don't seem so funny at the time.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    cute cartoon

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    As always I love the cartoon and I well remember these days. As soon as I dialed, the kids would swarm around me and start asking questions or fighting with each other – there was always some distraction going on so that I couldn’t concentrate on my phone call. 🙂

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