Up’s & Down’s of Toddlers

Life with a toddler is forever changing, forever fun, forever challenging.

Lilly was a really happy infant and now happy toddler….but she has her moments…as I am sure they all do.


  • An obvious one – the tantrums.
  • More recently – she HATES the bath now. We have no clue as to why, help.
  • Not wanting to eat what’s for lunch/dinner and then having a tantrum.
  • I want now, now, now.
  • My single parent stint (7 months while my husband was away at school).
Would I trade any of this for something else ? Hell No!


  • Teaching her how to properly eat an ice cream cone (on Mother’s Day)
  • Teaching her that it’s okay to walk in the grass without shoes on your feet (last night)
  • Teaching her how to bite grapefruit, oranges and even lemons off the rind.
  • Trying new foods and flavours (lamb samosa’s and pakoras – oh yum)
  • Peeeaass and Sankhou (Please and Thank-You’s)
  • Mommy, I hug you.
  • Tiss Daddy, Tiss.  (Kiss Daddy as he leaves for work)
  • Her attempts at bringing Maclean her food bowl and picking up the food to get her to eat it.
  • She know’s that a banana peal (and other foods) go in the compost not the garbage
  • Seeing her sleep at night and look so content/relaxed.
  • Waking up every morning to this little monster that I still can’t believe is all ours. Every time I see her, I can’t believe how much I love her.

What are some of your Up’s and Down’s with your Toddler?