Life As A Toddler Mama

Let me paint a little picture for you….

It’s nap time, so I’m writing, praying no one knocks on the door & wakes up the one-man demolition crew on the couch next to me, watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies (On pins & needles, of course.  How will it end?!  These movies are just so unpredictable πŸ˜‰ ), & chugging enough coffee to make my eye twitch.

I’m wearing yoga pants with a beautiful peanut butter smear across the butt because sleeping beauty thought it was hilarious to chase me around the kitchen trying to stick his finger up my butt while I tried to cook breakfast-eggs, which he demanded requested, then refused to eat.

I spent my entire morning at an antique tractor show because my little farmer is tractor & lawn mower crazy.  
And, ya know, that’s how everyone wants to spend their precious Saturday right? (I’m not gonna lie, I may have had fun)



I just realized I’m only wearing one earring.

Did I lose one or did I even put them both in?

Heck it’s a miracle I even thought about earrings.  I think this means I’m having a really stylish day.

Let’s forget about my peanut butter pants, ok?

Speaking of pants, my child refuses to wear them 95% of the time.


Have you ever tried to dress a tiny screaming man who is simultaneously trying to throw himself off the bed (headfirst), while roundhouse kicking you in the face?

Yeah, clothes are overrated. 

As much as I’m enjoying this peace & quiet, I’m tempted to slam a door or something so that my buddy will wake up & we can have a little extra time in the day to play.

I said tempted, not crazy.  I’m gonna keep tiptoeing (to the kitchen for more coffee)….

I know that once bedtime rolls around I’ll be exhausted & impatient.  I’ll try to poke a toothbrush around his mouth & he’ll scream “NO! Creek do it!” on repeat while, once again, trying to kick me in the face.

When he finally wears us both out & falls asleep, I’ll stare at the most perfect face I’ve ever seen & pray.
Pray for forgiveness for losing my patience with him & his Daddy.
For more time to enjoy my little angel.
And for the wisdom to appreciate every fleeting moment.

sleeping beauty

Even when he’s screaming because he doesn’t want to take a bath.  Then again when he’s screaming because he doesn’t want to get out of the bath.

I’d kill for a bubble bath….or a nap.

Why am I not asleep right now?!

Oh that’s right, because people like to eat around here.  

I guess I should probably start dinner…..

Caitlin (1)


  1. Emily, Our house now a home says:

    This is all so true! The toddler phase is a tough one, but so crazy and out of control. It is dun too! My kids are 7, 6, and 4 now. I love where they are, but the quirky toddler phase is something I will always cherish. In a weird way. Have fun and enjoy the ride!

  2. Brandee says:

    The toddler phase is fun but oh so exhausting too. Those moments when they giggle uncontrollably, when they flash you the BIGGEST grin or wrap their arms around you and plant a big, wet kiss right on your mouth make those other ones seem (mostly) worth it. It’s really one of those hang on and try to enjoy the ride times that you will look back on soon, smile to yourself, give yourself a pat on the back and think “phew, I made it and it was actually kinda fun”. πŸ˜‰

  3. Justine Y @ Little Dove Creations says:

    Oh my goodness, I loved this post. This lovely little snapshot of your day that lets me know I’M NOT ALONE! πŸ™‚ Demanding food and then refusing to eat it, why do kids love to do that?! And the things we spend our time on because we know that our kids will love it, like antique tractor shows.

    • Caitlin says:

      Definitely not alone! These wonderfully frustrating little creatures just love to try our patience don’t they? Then they have a sweet moment & make everything worth it πŸ™‚

  4. Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla says:

    SO funny how life isn’t that entertaining while being kicked in the face, but way after it is! Even more so when you can relate to another mom about her life! Thank you so much for sharing, I am going through the absolute same stuff and it made my day to read your Awesome post and see pics of your adorable little guy!

  5. Victoria says:

    It is something special watching them grow and change so rapidly! Loosing patience on occasion is part of the parent learning curve I think. You’re a good mama!

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