Life With A Toddler!

August 30, 2008

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The Toddler's Creed

If I want it,
IT'S MINE!

If I give it to you and change my mind later,
IT'S MINE!

If I can take it away from you,
IT'S MINE!

If it's mine it will never belong to anybody else,
No matter what.
If we are building something together,
All the pieces are mine!

If it looks just like mine,
IT'S MINE!

If it breaks or needs putting away,
IT'S YOURS!

by Dr. Burton L. White


Do these rules sound familiar to any of you?

This seems to be the new mantra that we are desparately trying to break!!

Sarah's expression in this picture speaks volumes! We had just confiscated her squirt gun....obviously she was not happy about it.....Life With A Toddler....it's not always easy!

24 comments:

Kellyann said...

Great shot of her pouty face. The Toddler Creed is SO SO TRUE!!! Aren't they fun?

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

And yet... you love every minute of it I am sure...

Jodee Leader said...

We are definitely in the same boat! Some days can be quite challenging!

I love this picture of Sarah. Her expression is so funny!

a Tonggu Momma said...

At this moment in time, Sarah's expression looks very much like my niece M&M. They are very close in age and - it seems - in stages of development. :)

Kate said...

Ah yes...the toddler's creed. They used to give this out every fall aat Lia's school....so hoping I don't get a copy now that she is in the pre-school room!!!
(because that would mean she is out of that stage, right???)

Classic photo of Sarah....she will have fun looking back and laughing at it one day...you all will....probably just not TODAY!!!

Keep the faith, sista....keep the faith...

Kate

Shelly and Family said...

Oh Lisa...I can honestly say, we never hit that stage, but the stage she is in now...is pushing my to the edge...ugh

kerri said...

Not just for toddler's anymore, LOL!!!!
Oh, I can relate!!!
Sarah is the cutest!!

Jboo said...

Funny . . . but so true! Love the photo! Have a fun weekend!


Janet

Kathryn said...

That face fits that toddlers creed so very well, that is pretty funny!!!!

Briana's Mom said...

Hee, hee! I feel your pain! :)

Debz said...

LOL A picture od a thousand words!
Too funny!

Lisa said...

So true! Ha!!!! I love the expression on Sarah's face, too cute!

Laura said...

So true by friend, so true.

Happy Sunday!!

Laura

Kerry said...

You got that right Lisa!!!! So true. As you know- hang in there. (Although I have heard that the teenage and tween stages are strikingly similar).

My 16 month old is just now saying that things are "Mad deee's". Anytime her sister touches anything the baby wants it and wants it NOW!
UGG- at least we can commiserate.

Shawnstribe said...

easy????
i agree, no way is it easy,i so so needed a wee break from X X today.
Hubby took her off for an outing and i read home deco mags, that my Best Friend Juls had passed my way :)
oh i felt i had a holiday: )
we have a tough job
hugs all around to toddler moms
xxx
s

Kate said...

Hey...I'm back. I was trying to find a link for a blog that I accidentally erased...but I don't think you have it...anyway...looking at this picture of Sarah...doesn't she just look like she is saying, "You wanna pice of this???"....what a pretty little toughie!!! Such a great picture FULL of raw emotion...my favorite kind!!

Where is the weekend going???

Kate

Steffie B. said...

welcome to my world! lol ;)

a Tonggu Momma said...

You've been awarded. Check out tonight's post.

Sharie said...

OMG that face is cute even when she's spunky!

Denise C said...

OH yes....I remember those days well!!! Hee-hee! Now...try life with a "tween-ager"! ~sigh!

Our Complete Family said...

Oh my goodness, this is a RIOT and by gosh it's so TRUE, isn't it?!? Sadly, Caroline has seemingly started this phase early. Oh boy, I need to buckle in now for the long road ahead!!! ;) What a cute pic of Sarah. Her expression is so stinkin' cute! Hugs~ Les

Bridget said...

So, so true! I love the picture of Sarah!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

OH HOW I REMEMBER THIS!!! It will pass~ I promise!

jenbusymom said...

Lisa, I hear you loud and clear!