Toddlers are a rare breed. One minute you are gazing upon them lovingly, wondering how in the world you were ever so lucky as to have been blessed with such a wonderful human being, a perfectly melded miniature reflection of both you and your partner.
And the next minute? You're calling local circuses and trying to barter with them to come and take said toddler away.
When mothering a toddler you need to be prepared for anything and everything. And I mean anything. Although I only have a single toddler year underneath my proverbial Mom-Belt, I will be the first to tell you it was the single most trying year of parenthood I have ever experienced.
This past year has made the first two weeks of Newborn-dom seem like a cake walk. How come nobody tells you these things? How to survive mothering a toddler is like one giant well kept secret.