What This Fussy, Teething Toddler Really Wanted
Saturdays have always been busy days in my house. Between running errands, cleaning, cooking , laundry, and grocery shopping, it’s the day that things get done. This past Saturday however, not much was getting done. My rhythm and routine were interrupted by a fussy and whiny toddler.
M. has two teeth breaking through her upper gums (the eye teeth) and these teeth were really bothering her. As a result, she let the entire household know that she was miserable (i.e., tantrums). No matter how many times I tried to soothe her, distract her, and love on her, nothing helped for long. By 5 p.m., everyone in the household was exhausted and hungry and needed a break. Instead of having pizza night in front of the television, I made the quick decision that we were all eating outside. I silently hoped that the lake in our backyard, combined with M.’s favorite food (pizza), would be just what the doctor ordered.
Not only did the Red Baron pizza put the brakes on the whining but it also gave our entire family the opportunity to gather and try something new (eating outside on pizza night). I don’t think any of us missed the television. There were too many things to talk about. 🙂
In addition to a slice of pepperoni pizza, M. ate a nice sized portion of Caesar salad. I think the crunchy croutons felt good on her teeth. I call this a win!
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My kid hid carrots in their milk so they didn’t have to eat them. Not sure if it was the dumbest or smartest thing I’d ever seen.
— The Baroness (@baroness) May 18, 2017
— The Baroness (@baroness) May 19, 2017
I’m going to go out on a limb here but I’m pretty sure I earned this parenting patch on Saturday:
So what did M., the fussy, teething toddler really want? Her favorite food, the great outdoors, something to chew on, and some extra loving from her family.
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— Kim C. Dickerson (@kimcdickerson) May 18, 2017
What parenting patch have you earned lately?