What has gotten into our child?
I conferred with the experts, the highest authorities on the matter: I asked other moms. And they all agreed that it could only be one thing, but it was a diagnosis I was unprepared for.
I'll give you a moment to take that in. It took us by surprise too. Wasn't he just a small, tiny newborn? Wasn't he just this snuggly little thing that fit perfectly in the crook of my arm?
|Your toys are lame. I will dismantle your television now.|
I've done some research on Impending Toddlerhood (or, "IT" as we call it) and IT is not a permanent condition. In all cases, it subsides with the passage of time. IT too shall pass, as they say. But in the meantime, we struggle to keep our house in order, to keep Jack safe from himself, and to keep our sanity between all of the "No, Jack!" and "Oh dear GOD, NO JACK!"s.
It gets easier though, right? Once he's a toddler I'm sure everything will be just fine.