And my cell phone is where?

Filed under: Just For Moms, Toddlers Preschoolers, Health & Safety: Babies

Life with a toddler is never dull. I often repeat to myself the mantra, "What doesn't kill you, makes you stronger." This saying is indeed true when it comes to life with a toddler. Living with a creature who makes a daily habit out of creating chaos tests the very best of us; sometimes we pass and other times we fail miserably.

My latest failure is my cell phone. This afternoon, while performing the multi-task of opening a UPS package and watching Devon toddle about the back patio, I noticed him prancing about his plastic turtle. The turtle is intended to be a sandbox, but we fill it with a couple of inches of water during the noon hours to cool off and have some splashing fun. He played, I opened and then it was off to nap time. When I returned down from tucking him in to tidy up the patio, I saw it. Glistening at the green bottom of the turtle. My cell phone. Also in the pool was a book of children's poetry and an assortment of pens and pencils.

This isn't the phone's first brush with danger. Earlier this year I located it by calling it from our other cell phone. I found it at the end of the block, nestled at the bottom of the dumpster with the morning trash. But this just might be the end of this phone and, hopefully, the beginning of a safe, high place for my future phone.

How about you? How is life with your toddler?

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.