After a recent day trip to Disneyland, I’ve realized how different my role as a mom has become. With a 16-month-old, gone are the days when he quietly lay in his bassinet, happy with whatever danced above him. It takes a lot more effort to occupy him now. With my husband home, it’s nice he gets to witness the difference for himself. Traveling, dinners, and even Disneyland were a lot easier just four short months ago when our baby was 12 months old. As he approaches a year and a half, our world is ever-changing.
My Toddler Is Curious About Everything
My son’s curiosity is killing me! Ok that’s a little dramatic, but it is making my life a little more difficult.
A normal day has him, and by him I mean him and I, running from 6 AM to 8 PM with one nap in between. He turns up in places I don’t expect, including the toilet, dog bowl, and trash.
Curiosity and exploring are normal; they are the first steps in learning about objects and problem solving. Toddlers are naturally inquisitive. After all, everything in the world is new to them. A toddler’s curiosity is essential for the development of a child’s brain.
I am extremely thankful and blessed to have a healthy child who is developing perfectly. He’s learning and growing each day. I accept his curiosity and, at times, nurture it. It will be interesting to see what this year will hold as we he heads towards year two… I can’t imagine it will be easier, for that stage has its own title, the terrible twos!
As his curiosity grows, so does mine, and I will have to learn new ways of occupying him in a positive way as I help him along his journey of learning and growing.
Marisa — Mom of Mikey