Signs You Have a 2.5 Year Old

Abbie will be 2 and a half next month, and toddlerhood has definitely been an adventure for us. Want to know what it’s like?

Signs you have a 2.5 Year Old

Well, you might have a 2 1/2 year old if…

  • You are constantly watching kids shows.
  • You work hard to learn the names of all the characters on said kids shows (I still only know about 3 on Dora and Friends…)
  • Your kid’s favorite thing to draw with sidewalk chalk is Mickey, and she asks for it EVERY time.
  • You become well-versed in the crazy words your kid uses that actually sound NOTHING like the real word (Abbie say “Ma-key” for water sometimes. No idea where that came from)
  • You rarely eat sitting down.
  • Your weekend lunch often consists of your kid’s leftovers (I often eat the rest of Abbie’s fluffernutter…)
  • You used to shun electronics for your kid, but now? Your savior at rough moments.
  • It’s really hard to resist buying all the cute dresses and bows, even though she doesn’t need any more.
  • The best part of your day is playing after dinner.
  • You hate being tickled, but you tickle her just to hear her giggle.
  • Princess crowns are a way of life.
  • When she wants just one more book at bedtime, you can’t resist.
  • Privacy in the bathroom? Doesn’t exist. (Isn’t that potty-training prep anyway?)
  • Just thinking about potty training stresses you out.
  • Going outside is more fun than anything else.
  • You say things you never thought you would. (Don’t drink the bathwater, don’t hit the cat with a granola bar, don’t run in Mommy’s shoes)
  • Cleaning schedule? HAH. You’re lucky if all the dishes are done.
  • You purposely go grocery shopping during weekend naptime so you can go alone.
  • One of your favorite things is watching your parents, brothers, and sisters play with your child. The best.
  • You got a cookie? You better be sharing that, mom.
  • There is a Disney Junior playlist on your iPhone… and you use it. A lot.
  • You run out of space on your phone because you have SO many pictures and videos.
  • It feels like a victory when you finally get rid of the pacifier.
  • When they go to bed at night, you finally get some quiet.
  • When they learn something new, you feel amazing (Like the day we passed a Target truck while driving and she pointed and said Target. Also, signs you spend too much time at Target.)
  • You are so tired at the end of the day because they have SO much energy.
  • You dread the day they give up naps.
  • You say “be careful” more times than you can count.
  • You love them more than words can say. Oh wait, that’s every age.

What would you add?

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    1. Haha, that or she’ll hate me when she realizes I’ve broadcasted her all over the internet. Oh well.

  1. I love a lot of the kid shows my daughter watches now, maybe not the ones when she was that age though lol and the saying things you thought you never would…right here sister! I do the same thing lol. The one thing that makes me feel amazing now is when someone tells me about something good my kid does when I’m not around….it makes all those little meltdowns and conversations seem so small when you realize some of what you taught them is getting through 🙂

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