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The things toddlers do

on January 2, 2012

Today E and I stayed home and spent the day “cleaning” house before the maids come tomorrow. That entails basic straightening up, doing some laundry and putting things away in their proper places.

E seems to be totally fascinated with cleaning equipment: brooms, vacumns, dishwashers, washing machines and dryers. I’m not sure if that means he is mechanical or he just sees us using them so he thinks it’s his job too. Today while I was in the garage he spotted the broom and dust pan. Mind you, he has hundreds of dollars worth of toys in the house but he would much rather play with a broom. We got him a toy one for Christmas, but he would much rather play with the real thing. So, I let him spend 30 minutes with the grownup broom and dustpan before his afternoon nap.

This fascination doesn’t end with cleaning equipment however. He’s obsessed with remote controls, iPhones and computers. Even though he has his own iPhone (yes, do you know another toddler with his own iPhone?), he wants ours. His lights up, has apps and does everything ours does but he seems to have a sixth sense that it’s not activated, so he would much rather use ours. The same goes for the remotes and the computers.

It’s been awhile since I had children so it’s fun to experience this all over again with little E. He’s intently watching me type this article while sitting on my lap and any minute I expect him to lunge for the keyboard. He’s already moved my mouse and minimized the screen shot.

I’m looking forward to chronicling my adventures with little E and the joys of being a grandparent. I hope the stories and the pictures make you smile because he’s certainly reminded me of all the joys that life has to offer.


2 responses to “The things toddlers do

  1. Jude says:

    Were my kids like this? My granddaughter is 3 and my grandson is 7 12 months, but I don’t remember them being so smart. With my granddaughter at 3 years old is like being with a 40 year old midget. Amazing little beings. I’d love for E and Adriana to meet some day. Two great minds together at work.


    • SuzanneShaffer says:

      Technology has changed things and while they do seems smarter, I hope they are still creative. I think our kids were more creative with their playtimes, and with all the gadgets available, the old toys that encouraged creativity have been replaced with video games and remote controls.

      Who knows. E and Adriana might meet someday. He’s coming to Boston with us this summer!

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