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Mommy Lessons: Keep Medications and Vitamins "Up and Away"

“My father was an amazing man. The older I got, the smarter he got.” -  Mark Twain If you recall, a couple of weeks ago my talented toddler surprised me by going into the refrigerator and pulling out her yogurt for breakfast. She accomplished this task while my back was briefly turned. I was impressed and amused.  I also complied with her request to have yogurt for breakfast. When I shared the tale with my mother she cautioned me against sharing the tale on my blog lest my followers get the idea that I am a neglectful parent . I shared the tale anyway. When I converted this blog into a “mommy blog” I decided to share the good, bad, and the ugly. I want everyone to understand that I’m not a perfect mom. I am just a mom who tries really hard! That being said, my mother’s comments resonated with me.  I was fortunate that my toddler grabbed her yogurt and not a bottle of hot sauce, which is also in a bright package that she may have been attracted to.   Apparently this is

Baby Adventures: Tales of My Amazing Toddler!

My toddler is nearly 16 months old. Each day she amazes me with her insight, independence and initiative.  I now understand what people mean when they say that the baby phase goes so quickly.  It seems like they transform from babies into little people overnight! Yesterday, I was making corn muffins before work.  I opened the refrigerator to get an egg and turned my back to place the egg on the counter.  While my back was turned, my little girl managed to get into the refrigerator.  When I turned around she was inside of the refrigerator.  I could only see her back.  I didn’t want to startle her by calling her name too loudly because I had no idea what she was doing in there.  So, calmly I said her name in a normal tone.  I expected her to turn around with her face covered in jam or something.  But she surprised me. She turned around and in her hand was her “Yo Toddler” yogurt .  Then, she implored me to give her some of it. The imploring was with her eyes and so