Life With a Toddler

Avatar Author: Horrorfan13 Wow. I've been gone for awhile. Life has sort of taken over and my writing has withered along with the leaves on the trees. I feel I should have forced the writing when I felt less than inspired, but those days also se... Read Bio

I get up to the sound of playing coming from the next room. I rub the sleep from my eyes. When I open her bedroom door, she jumps, as if getting caught doing something naughty. And sometimes she is.
As I pick out her clothes for the day, she peeks at me through the slats. I lean down and kiss her through the bars. She giggles and presses her face against them for another one. I smile and comply.
I soon set her free and try to get her dressed. She babbles so seriously, telling me all about everything in her little world. Then she runs off, trying to avoid being clothed. Eventually, she sits pretty in her seat and eats breakfast. She smiles and says, “Yummy.” I turn to make my own nourishment.
Taking your eyes off an eigtheen month old can be dangerous. I look back to make sure she is ok and she has milk all over nose and mouth. She’s drinking it like a dog! I laugh and clean her off. I find myself laughing more and more with each passing day.

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  1. Avatar Mostly Harmless

    It is so refreshing to see something other than horror from you – this is a lovely, clearly heartfelt piece of writing that draws us in and makes us love that child – though obviously not as much as you do…

    Good work, a charming piece of work – MH :)

  2. Ahfl_icon THX 0477

    Very cute and a nice picture of parenthood at this stage, especially the rubbing of sleep from one’s eyes and the ever-present risk associated with taking your eyes off the little mischief makers for more than a few seconds. Loved the content as well as the simple, straight-forward style and tone to it.

  3. Avatar Ruby Slippers

    Lovely, sweet story! I’m glad you laugh, and not groan, over the milk incident.

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