Skip to main content

A Toddler {or Parent} Milestone?

This milestone started out like so many others. Silence. That eerie sound that makes every toddler's mom's heart stop.

I was in the kitchen cleaning up, so I went to investigate. I found this:

and like any good Mom, I grabbed my camera.

Then, I just sat there watching him for a minute, while he dug through my drawers.

When he finally noticed me, he did what any person does when they are busy in the bathroom -- he tried to shut the door.

His attempts were unsuccessful. And removing him from the bathroom caused a huge tantrum.

But, hey, Morgan and I got to experience a parenting milestone -- the wild, rerolled toilet paper roll. {This is a milestone -- my hospital manual said so}

Pin It


Rosemary said…
Love this! Just be lucky he hadn't figured out how to lift the lid and stick his hands in the bowl!
Melinda said…
Awesome! Ditto Rosemary! And be thankful you were able to roll some of it back up. Keira turns ours into confetti when she gets her hands on it.
Heather said…
At least he didn't run around the whole house with it.. been there, cleaned that up!
Lindsay said…
Hahahaha, love it!
Analilia said…
Cute! Mine does that too, next time I'll take pictures.
kjw said…
Hahaha! Andrew discovered the toilet paper roll recently, too. And how to flush the toilet - our water bill is going to skyrocket.
Mary said…
That's too funny! It is something they all do. I love mischievous moments!
Unknown said…
Hahah, what a little mischief maker! He is too cute.
MamaViking said…
I think if our boys were together for more than 10 minutes, the two of us would be found tied to chairs with slinkies while they unrolled every roll of TP and emptied every box/drawer/cabinet in the house.
Carmen said…
This one made me giggle because we have been there lately too! Just be sure he doesn't have your cell phone in hand before venturing in there! Thank goodness for warranty programs because let me tell you, iPhones and toilet water do not mix!
Carmen B

Popular Posts

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2021

When you are interested in Montessori, it can be difficult to know exactly what types of products you should get for your home. Or which types of "Montessori" materials are really worth the price. There are no rules about types of products can use the name Montessori which can add to the confusion. Not to mention, every toy manufacturer slaps the word "educational" on the package for good measure! 2021 UPDATE: Please be patient with links this year, with supply chain issues things are selling out faster and restocking slower. I anticipate some of the specialty toys will not restock once they are gone. Puzzles, in particular, have been difficult to find in stock. So, with this post, I'm going to try to help with this confusion! Here's a list of Montessori-friendly toys and materials for babies, toddlers and preschoolers.  First, let's clarify that there is no such thing as a "Montessori toy." Montessori never created toys, bu

Montessori Toddler: Favorite Toys and Activities 18 to 20 months

I've been putting off this post for a little while because I felt a little disappointed that I didn't have more to share. See, Teddy just isn't that into materials, especially those on the shelf. He tends to return to a couple of favorites over and over again and ignore all other attempts at shelf work. But, really that's my own adult feelings getting in the way of Teddy's own interests, and developmental path.  It's also me subconsciously valuing fine motor skills and stillness as more important than gross motor play and movement. I working hard not to do that, and want to normalize that all toddlers are different. All children have different interests and that concentration doesn't have to mean sitting still for long stretches of time.  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you. With all that said, here are some of Teddy's favorites over the last couple of months. Favorite Montessori Toys 18 to 20 Months I'm listing the toys that have be

Our Family's Montessori Christmas Gift Lists 2021

It's hard to believe another holiday season is upon us again. Every year I enjoy putting together my kids' Christmas gift lists. It's really a good time to observe them, see what they are interested in and what they might be ready for during this coming year. It's one of the few times a year that I purchase new materials for our home so it's always really exciting. IF YOU NEED MORE IDEAS DON'T MISS MY ULTIMATE MONTESSORI TOY LIST OR MY 2021 DEALS PAGE ! When considering these lists, please remember that these were curated based on my own children. Use them for inspiration but they are heavily influenced by what my children are into and interested in. And for my older second plane children, what they have asked for!  Here's a look at our family's Montessori Christmas lists for 2021!  This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.  Theodore (Toddler) Teddy is just over 2-years-old. Being our fourth baby, he is really hard for me to think of unique