Having children is one of the most beautiful experiences in life. Their smiles, their innocence and the ways in which they can mesmerize you with their baby talk, it’s all so breathtaking. If you think of it, there isn’t much difference between living with a child and living in a frat house. Why is that so? Well, because with children, there are sleepless nights, lots of throwing up, and just about everything you set your eyes on is broken – this particularly holds true for toddlers or 2-year-old’s. But even with all that, it’s a baby’s cuteness that makes everything so totally worth it.
Living with a toddler doesn’t come easy. There’s endless running about to do paired with your constant battle of getting your bundle of joy (read terror!) to eat something and potty training him/her. But as we all know, mothers love every single thing about their little ones, and if you have a 2-year-old at home, given below are 10 signs that you adore him/her to the max:
10 You find yourself apologizing all the time
Apologizing for mistakes made by your little one is the number one sign that you are head over heels in love with him/her. ‘He’s been playing so long, I’m sure he’s tired’, ‘He skipped his nap that’s why he’s very finicky right now’, ‘He’s in a bad mood as he’s a bit hungry’ – all of these excuses are ones that you find yourself blurting out like clockwork. While we are at it, allow us to tell you that everyone around you knows you ‘aren’t’ telling the truth – the only thing is they are too embarrassed to say that they ‘know’ your kid loves beating up the kid next door, and isn’t being violent just because he’s hungry!
9 You are happy even if your home looks like it got hit by a tornado!
As a mother, there are bound to be days when you have your home look like it just crashed, and considering how much you love your 2-year-old, you still love it. Yes, even having your new t-shirt buried deep beneath layers of blankets, baby journals and half-eaten fruits is no biggie – as long as it makes your precious baby happy, it is all worth it!
8 No matter where you have to go, carrying snacks is a must
If you’ve never seen a two-year-old who is hungry and experiencing low blood sugar, well, let us put it in simple words for you: it is NOT a pretty sight. Seriously, seeing such a kid throw a tantrum will actually take away all that has yet scared you in life. In order to make sure that your baby doesn’t ever have to act in such a manner, your love for him/her forces you to carry around snacks EVERYWHERE you go. Be it the grocery store or the laundry, there’s snacks galore.
7 You don’t find playdates interesting anymore
There was once a time in your life when you loved taking your baby out to the park with your friend and her kid. While the kids played, you got to have adult discussions, but lo and behold, it’s now all about making sure that your child has the time of his/her life at the park – how else will you know when to scream out at the kid blocking the slide to move?
6 You don’t want to force your baby into using the potty!
So you bought a potty to train your baby to use it, but there’s no way that’s going to happen. Even if that sucker has been lying around in the closet since months, you refuse to take the hard way and force your baby into trying it out. The mighty potty has since admitted defeat!
5 You love possessing stuff which appears to be garbage to others
A majority of things that you have lying around at home are mere garbage to others – but you still love them. Need an example? Well, consider that project you did with your two-year-old where you ‘made’ a dog out of construction paper and popsicle sticks. To you, it’s the cutest thing in the world – to the rest of the world, it’s nothing but junk!
4 You conduct extensive research over preschools on a daily basis
If you go back in time, you will think of times when you looked up all the possible bed and breakfast options available for your weekend away with your husband/partner. But things have changed and you now carry out the same amount of research over the best preschools around you. Something that you once did to enjoy a bit of romance has finally progressed into a means of making sure that you stay sane over time!
3 You look at your baby’s pictures and swoon over them longingly
Oh yes, the final realization that it has been two full years since you had our precious angel is marvelous. This is when you start going through your photo album and find yourself going “awww”, and “oh my baby!” at every other picture that you see –it’s love at first sight all over again.
2 Its videotaping time all the time!
No matter what it is that your two-year-old is up to, it is necessary for you to videotape it. Whether it is bathtime, or the moment that s/he says ‘I love you, Mama’ for the first time, it NEEDS to be videotaped. How else will you be able to show it off to the rest of the world?
1 You continue to smile even if you’ve had the roughest day of your life
No matter how exhausted you are, just hearing your baby saying “I love my Mama” or “Mama/Daddy kiss me” puts an enormous smile on your tired-as-hell face. With that, life is totally worth all the efforts put into it as long as your child is happy!
So, if you live with a two-year-old, and experience all that we’ve mentioned above, well, allow us to tell you that you are simply in love with your baby. Even if all the signs mentioned above don’t apply to you, there’s no reason for anyone to believe you don’t adore your child!