Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Toddlers: It's All About Finding Strange Things in Strange Places.

At first it was pretty cute. Picking up things, wandering off with them and stashing them for later. The attention span and short term memory skills of a toddler definitely leave a lot to be desired because 10 seconds after Colt puts something somewhere that information is completely gone. Gone until I, the unsuspecting mother, happen upon it some time later.

Take, for instance, this morning. In a desperate attempt to make it to work on time (which I didn't...) I was frantically searching for my shoes. Colt thinks my shoes (well, all shoes really) are amazing. "Shoe" is one of the words he recognizes and can actually pick them up and say, "Shooo". Totally cute. Only not really when you're running around frantically searching for your own footwear. And where were they you ask? Right where he left them! In the bottom cupboard next to the Rice Crispies. Why didn't I think to look there first?

...and the plastic bumper for the shower door? It was missing for a fairly long time when I found it just night before last wedged into one of the jets in the tub.

...my favorite plastic coated wire whisk? In the toilet.

...my toothbrush head? On the stairs up to the kitchen.

...my hairbrush? In my closet.

...his favorite bath time toy, Mr. Ducky? Under our bed.

and the list goes on and on. For many more months I'm sure.


  1. I'm sorry to say this, but it seems clear that Colt would make a terrible librarian. It sounds like he does not subscribe to basic principals of organization and retrievability. Maybe he'll be a poet, or a chaos theorist. Or a professional Easter egg hider.

  2. Just wait until he finds your car keys....