Perhaps one day my daughter will rise up and be a great leader, a politician, honest and just—the voice of the people. But for now, she doesn’t care so much about “the people,” as she cares about doing whatever it takes to get another juice box, and to not go to bed. Here are six reasons why my 18-month-old daughter would make a terrible politician.
Andrea Wada Davies
Andrea Wada Davies is a writer, actor, and comedian who grew up on a potato farm in Idaho where she and her Japanese-American family ate either potatoes or rice every day. She blogs for BabyZone, Mom.me, and her own blog, The Evolution of Annie. Andrea spent six years dating in L.A as a single mom to her son. Once she decided to settle down and get serious, she met her husband while playing beer pong in Vegas. They were married (not by Elvis), had a baby, and now all four of them reside in Los Angeles together. She can currently be seen on NickMom pulling hidden-camera pranks on Parental Discretion with Stefanie Wilder-Taylor.
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Being a parent of a toddler is a trip. Sometimes those little, chubby-wristed humans are wild beasts thrashing about when they don’t get their way, and other times, they are sweet, tender little things that come in for a cuddle and leave you melted on the ground. They are fun-loving, playful and ADORABLE, but be careful, they just might kick you in the face. Kind of like pygmy goats. Here are some things that are likely to become a part of normal, daily life for parents of toddlers.
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Being pregnant is an exciting time, but it’s also a really uncomfortable one. Here are some things that helped me get through— things I just had to have when I was pregnant.
Sure, she’s only 18 months old and I’m, um, well into my adult years, but you’d be surprised at how much my toddler and I have in common.
My 18-month-old daughter, Stella, is steadily learning to communicate with words. Yep, this is the age when toddlers start to rapidly build their vocabulary, and I’ll tell you, it seems like Stella is never NOT working on it. She’s a noisy one, my daughter. She loves to hear the sound of her voice (insert my husband saying something about her taking after her mother). And though she’s trying out all kinds of words, she has her favorites. She says these favorites in her “Toddlerese,” which my husband, son, and I are now fluent in too. Here are some of her favorite “words” in native Toddler Tongue.
Her teenage years are more than a decade away, but she’s already showing some very teenager-like traits. Before I know it, she’ll be hash tagging #YOLO and #swerve, and telling me “she can’t even.”
Toddlers, with their curiosity and their super short attention spans, tend to be quite fickle little creatures. But when they like something, man, they really like it.