A toddler’s house
How do I know a toddler lives in our house? Let me count the silly little ways:
- The crunch of a wayward Cheerio can always be heard underfoot.
- Alphabet refrigerator magnets have migrated to the cabinet next door and taken up residence in the food processor.
- The paint on the door frame between the dining room and kitchen is chipped from repetitive baby wrangling by way of safety gate.
- This holiday season, “The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas” is our soundtrack and only the top two thirds of the tree is decorated.
- All chairs remain constantly tucked under tables so a certain little climber can’t summit Mount Dining Table…again.
- Every piece of jewelry I own is strewn about our bedroom floor each morning, because Nora likes to find and bring me my “wre-wrings” while I get ready in the mornings.
- Hearing “Hi mommy, hi daddy” over the baby monitor has become my wake up call.
- There is always love, laughter and snuggles within these walls.
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Christa never thought she looked particularly good in hats, but like any busy mom she finds herself wearing several of them these days. She is a stay at home mom to her daughter Nora, and is working towards a nursing degree and certification as a Breastfeeding Counselor. Christa lives in Wethersfield with her family, figuring out motherhood and life as she goes. She writes often about breastfeeding through toddlerhood and the journey to feeling validated in her mothering choices. She would like to be a character in an Amy Sherman Palladino sitcom when she grows up.
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