I’ve come to realize that when it comes to doing things with your young child, Toddler Time comes into play. It’s that lapse in adult time into the world where things take so much longer because there’s simply so much more to explore. Here’s a list of 10 things I’ve learned to remember when venturing into any world where Toddler Time might come into play.
- Slow is your main speed.
- Be prepared to stop at any moment.
- Exploration is mandatory, even if you’ve explored that same kind of rock 30 seconds ago.
- Fast gear only applies to spontaneous games of chase, usually in the opposite direction, always without warning.
- What’s on the path is never as exciting as what’s not.
- Talking and singing should be consistent.
- Rules don’t apply – just go with the flow.
- Tears can sometimes be a sign of fun.
- Listen to what is being said – toddlers often say more than you think they are.
Your on toddler time so remember you have no where to be, relax and enjoy it. But be warned: failing to comply to Toddler Time rules can result in temper tantrums, crying and complete loss of all quiet.