7 Things I Learned from My 1 Year Old ...


One year ago I had my first baby and I was clueless about what motherhood really meant, but since then there are a lot of things that Iโ€™ve learned from my one year old.

That seems like a silly statement but between diaper changes, mommy groups, sleepless nights and temper tantrums you learn a lot from your little one.

Some of the things you learn are about them, some of them are about you, most of them are hilarious looking back.2

Without further ado, here is my list of the things that I learned from my one year old!

1. Nothing is Just Mine

This is one of the most important things I learned from my one year old.

As I type this he is standing at my knee trying to steal both my notes and my laptop.

Once you become a mom, nothing is just yours anymore.

Iโ€™ve lost toothbrushes (he needs them for his 6 teeth more than I do I suppose), hair brushes, mascara, food and just about anything else that you can imagine, INCLUDING MY BODY!

No longer is my chest just a chest.

It became a playground, a mattress, a pillow, and a food source.2

But sharing with your little one is always worth it (wellโ€ฆ ALMOST alway..)

2. Licking the Floor is an Appropriate Response to Anger

This is a silly thing that I learned from my baby boy.

Every time that he gets angry he plants his face on the carpet and licks the floor (which is especially gross considering the fact that we have pets).

But, as soon as he licks the floor he stops screaming and gets back up to play.

Apparently the best way to blow off steam is to lick the floor and go along with your day.

3. No Two Days Are EVER the Same

My son is one of those babies that never takes a nap at the same time, never wants to eat at the same time and never wants to do the same thing every day.

I am constantly on the lookout for new food, new ways to get him to sleep and new activities for him to do.

No two days are ever the same for us.

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