Sometimes it’s Nice to Have a Toddler

There are days where having to deal with a kid who doesn’t speak in full sentences is enough to make me want to jump onto the nearest available freeway.

But some days have a 2 year old who doesn’t fully comprehend everything I say (but likes to act like she does) sure comes in handy.  Take tonight for example…

Me:  “OK, time for a bottle and we’ll go to bed?”

bluecoffee 300x239 Sometimes its Nice to Have a ToddlerVista:  “No.”

Me: “Yup,  it’s time for a bottle and bed.”

Vista: “Mmmmm… Nope.”

Me: *pondering how get her in to bed without a fight* “Do you want some blue coffee?”

Vista: “Yeah!”

So I made her a bottle, told her it was blue coffee, and everyone was happy.

Something tells me that’s not going to work so well five years from now.

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7 Responses to Sometimes it’s Nice to Have a Toddler

  • becky says:

    oh man. how i miss the days that that worked on hannah. not so much anymore. they get too smart!
    .-= becky´s last blog ..Friends =-.

  • Amanda says:

    OMG Jenn – THAT is hysterical. Like mama like daughter – coffee! And look, it’s blue!! Now, don’t go mixing some of that blue vodka (don’t they make that now days) and coffee for some of your famous Cappuccino Marinis for Vista!

  • This is so true – I can’t get away with it with the 5yo anymore but my daughter still totally falls for it. My 5yo will also help me by playing along now. It will be a sad day when my superpower abilities in this area of child manipulation, come to an end.
    .-= Maria @BOREDmommy´s last blog ..My Biggest Loser =-.

  • heehee! That’s some mommy magic right there.
    .-= MommyGeekology´s last blog ..Update: We know (hardly) nothing. *sigh* =-.

  • Belle says:

    Hahahah! Nope, not going to work forever. But you can pretend that candy is medicine for longer than one would expect… I’m pretty experienced at this. :)

  • becca says:

    I LOVE when I think of things like this to trick my kids into doing what I want! Last week when Hannah started freaking out about going up to bed I told her, “what if I carry you up the stairs like you’re a Koala bear? Wrap your legs and arms around me like I’m a tree. She loved it and was up the stairs in no time!” And for some reason telling her that her veggies are candy sometimes works too… as I’ve wondered at times, maybe Ivy league is not in her future?
    .-= becca´s last blog ..Third Degree =-.

  • pamela says:

    omg that is waaaay too cute!

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