Monday, April 11, 2011

toddler "development"

At 15 months old, our daughter, now walking, shaking her head "no", officially sleeping (knock on the biggest piece of wood) sleeping in HER bed -- is having tantrums. I refer to it as her "Sybil" stage - one minute she's UP the next minute she's way DOWN (which is pretty ironic as I think about it. She LOVES to say "Up/down" over and over again. Hmmmm. Interesting.)

Right at 5pm, she's done. She seems exhausted. We've made the bedtime routine earlier now just to try to get her down before it's even harder. We sorta came to the realization that family dinners out - even early ones, for the time being might be a thing of the past.

The house seems like it's always in flux. She's all  over it, looking for the new toy to entertain her. I can't help but wonder if I'm stimulating her enough. We do play dates daily, music class 1x a week, and try to get outside as much as the weather allows us to.

I guess we're in the midst of toddler-ville, another amazing, rewarding, exhausting phase of parenthood. Here we go!