Who knew it started so early—at 14 months?  But it does. Oh, boy.  Little Man will literally throw himself on the floor and scream if he doesn’t get his way.  And there really isn’t a good way to reason with a toddler (even if mine isn’t walking yet). They don’t understand. While Little Man understands much more than he says, he doesn’t understand that touching mommy’s computer at work isn’t a good thing.

I actually wish I made a better salary so I could enroll Little Man in daycare.  The first year, bringing him to work with me was great. He slept a lot and I had my baby with me. I was with him. What could be better?

But now I realize he needs more socialization and would benefit from an environment that is structured around children. Not that I think he’d nap better. I actually would be worried he wouldn’t. But he likes company when he plays. And most of his tantrums are because I’m sitting at my desk, trying to work, and he wants me sitting on the floor with him while he plays with his toys. He’s quite social and I think would benefit from being around other toddlers.

However that’s not happening any time soon.  There’s a lot of transition in our lives right now and no major changes, except for one that we’ve been discussing, will happen before next Spring. So for now I’m just going to have to “Make it Work” (as Tim Gunn would say) and hope for the best.

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