life with a toddler: early mornings

As I write this, Remy is currently twelve months old. From the moment she wakes up, she turbo crawls around the house all day long, quickly destroying one room at a time. Lately, her favourite has been removing the contents in the kitchen cupboards. She will open every door and pull everything out into the middle of the room. Once the cabinets are sufficiently emptied, she is satisfied. I clean it all up after her, putting everything back in its place. When she hears me shut the doors to the cabinets, she races back into the room, and pulls everything out once again.

I love this game of ours. I love the chaos that she creates. I want to capture these messes so that I may always remember them, rather than be ashamed of a somewhat ravaged home. To me, it’s a sign of a happy, healthy, and mischievous little girl.

This is our life with a toddler. My heart is so full.

<3

Emory

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5 Comments

  1. Dan

     /  04/11/2017

    She is a cutie and this game never gets old. My almost 3 year old does it even now she started when she was a toddler too. Motherhood :) BTW, I have nominated your blog for the blogger recognition award as I love reading your posts :). Do check it out: https://stylewithsubstance.net/2017/04/11/blogger-recognition-award/

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    • Haha oh no! I hope that she doesn’t still do this when she’s 3! It’s cute now, but I can see it getting old. ;-)))

      Thank you so much for your lovely comment and nomination!!

      xoxo

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  2. Ahhh, my 18 month old still loves the cabinet game! Although, I taught her how to put things back and now she (and I) love the clean up game too…

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    • Well done! I need to teach her that as well. She’s just learning to put things into containers and sharing with mama. She LOVES putting her toys away, so it makes sense that I should teach her to put kitchen items away too! Thank you for the inspiration!!

      xoxo

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  3. gjkool

     /  04/10/2017

    Beautiful post! I completely agree, that mess equals a happy little girl:) I would hope her curiosity for the world continues and I’m glad we never stifle it!

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  • Hello, friends. My name is Emory. I live on the Canadian prairies with my husband, daughter, and animals. Welcome!
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  • Thank you to all those who liked, commented, and sent me messages yesterday. I am overwhelmed by your love. I would like to share one more thing. Since 2013, I have used my blog as a creative outlet and my Instagram account as my diary. I feel it’s a much better platform to reach out to others, and to be more truthful (if we dare). I try to only follow those who don’t always show the ups and highs of their “perfect” lives. While I think that the more popular, beige square, ad-infused, California chic, glam mother accounts are beautiful, I also find them to be depressing and unoriginal. A miscarriage is real. It is nothing to be ashamed of. If you don’t choose to discuss yours, that’s totally fine! I needed to share mine in order to begin my grieving and healing process. I am now a mother to two children. This is something that I did not want to, nor will I ever hide. Yes, our second child came much too early and did not survive, but that does not make his/her life any less worthy. Our baby was alive at one time. Our baby has a soul. Now, our baby has a name and will forever be part of our family. We are a family of four- three on earth and one angel in heaven. So, thanks again all. Sadness. What a difference a year can make. Last holiday season, Remy turned 10 months old. She had just gotten her first two teeth, and on Christmas morning, had learned to crawl. This year, we are mourning the loss of our second child. I suffered a miscarriage this week, and it has left a deep void in our family. This was going to be our Christmas card where we revealed to friends and family our joyous secret. Now, it remains one of our only photos as a family of four. Because of this, I want to share it with the world. Give your children an extra hug and kiss for me tonight. You are so blessed to have them. All my love, Emory.
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