I worked as a nanny for several years and I always wondered why parents would let their kids make an absolute mess of somthing all the while knowing what the kid was doing. I finally get it. Sometimes with a toddler you just need a little break, a couple minutes of peace to recollect. And sometimes for that little break parents are willing to offer whatever it takes for two minutes of peace. For example, the other day I was in desperate need of such a break. Logan wanted a yogurt. Now, a toddler unattended with a yogurt usually does not end well. Knowing this, I also knew this "yogurt snack" would buy me a good 2 1/2 minutes. Weighing my options, I was thinking I would probably come back to a yogurt smeared child, dog, table, & floor. I decided it was more than worth it. I opened the yogurt and told Logan I was going to the computer room and I would be right back. I got a few minutes reprive and Logan got to practice his abstract artistic side on the table with his yogurt.
So, why would a parent make such a lopsided trade off? I would say it is mostly fueled by all the mischevious toddler moments. Here is a list of Logan's five ten mischevious moments of the week.
5. Logan learned how to climb up on the counters to get something he wants.
4. Dropped a golf ball in the toilet. (Thankfully he didn't flush. Next time when he does thankfully I also work for a plumbing/ac company.)
3. Used a cup to get a drink of the dog's water. Ick!
2. Locked Daddy outside, while Daddy was home alone with Logan. (Luckily the front door was unlocked)
Logan's top toddler moment of the week....
1. Flooded the bathroom after flushing nearly a whole roll of toilet paper.
Luckily he is so darn cute. So all is quickly forgotten.