Skip to main content

Double Trouble


I officially have two toddlers. My baby took her first steps last month, but had been opting to crawl everywhere and only walk a couple steps every now and then. That is, up until this week. These past couple of days, my little baby has been walking everywhere around the house. So much so, that I have mistaken her for her big sister when I caught a glimpse of her in my peripherals, coming around the corner on several occasions. My babies are growing up, and while they will always be my babies, the reality is, I have two toddlers. 



At first thought, having two toddlers almost sounds scarier than having two babies under two years old (which was the case when my youngest was born), however, my oldest munchkin is almost three now, and is a big help (when she wants to be), and while she is full of beans half the time and bouncing off the walls, she can communicate well with me and explain what she wants, which is half the battle. That being said, my youngest munchkin can understand our language pretty well, she understands single commands like "say hi" or "blow a kiss" and she knows how to say a couple words like mommy, daddy, doggy, banana, hi, and even her sister's name. So with one daughter being well spoken, and the other wanting to be just like her big sister, and having a pretty good understanding of what's going on, means the two of the girls can team up and work together to get into trouble...



It also means that they can team up and work together to play. The other day, they were both playing animal doctor, and setting up their toys to check them with the doctor kit. My eldest made sure her sister had doctor tools and a stuffed animal to play with so they could both play together. That was all fun and games until she decided that the stuffed animals needed to go inside the doctors kit, and took the patient away from her sister in order to cram it into a plastic case. That ending to the game didn't go so well...



While they are both toddlers and both learning how to share and play together fairly, I am often surprised at their ability to problem solve (and at my youngest daughters willingness to share her food). If her little sister has something she wants, my eldest - not always, but often -  says "please" and then replaces the toy she takes, with another toy that her little sister can play with.  Teething crackers are also a hot commodity here, and anytime my youngest has one, my eldest needs one too. I have often seen my eldest ask her sister for a cracker, who almost always hands one over, at which time, my eldest daughter will break it in half so they can share. I watch them fight over different colored markers, but when it comes down to it, they are pretty happy to share with one another, they just need a little coaching every now and then. And then there are some moments that really make me melt, like when they just wrap their arms around one another and hug each other. This is often accompanied by the oldest saying "I yuv you" over and over again, which I am fairly certain is the sweetest thing ever.



So while having two toddlers sounds like it could be one of the scariest chapters as a mom, I am confident that it will be one of the best, filled with so much innocent laughter, sisterly love, and just enough trouble-making to keep me on my toes. I am going into this next chapter, prepared for double the toddler temper tantrums, and double the laughs and hugs.


For now, I am going to enjoy some of this peace and quiet with a cup of tea, while I prepare myself for another crazy, wonderful, toddler-fun-filled day tomorrow.

Cheers.


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Coconut Baked Tofu

Coconut Crusted Tofu is hands-down, my favourite way to enjoy tofu. I used to be a ‘tofu-hater’ until I tried fried Coconut Tofu for the first time, and since then, I have played with a recipe until I created what is now my go-to favourite for Tofu night. Here is my recipe for Coconut Baked Tofu:



Ingredients:
1 Block of Tofu
Marinade: 3 Tbsp Soy Sauce 1 Tsp Chili Sauce 2 Tbsp Lime Juice 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar 1/4Cup Water 
Coating: 2 Tbsp Whole Wheat Flour 2 Tbsp Corn Starch 1 tsp Baking Powder 1/4 Cup Cold Water  1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut 1/2 Cup Breadcrumbs 
Instructions: Cut tofu into cubes or rectangles.
Press tofu between paper towels to squeeze out water. 
Mix the Soy Sauce, Chili Sauce, Lime Juice, Brown Sugar, and Water, in a shallow container.
Add tofu and ensure that each piece is sitting in the marinade. 
Let sit for 1-2 hours, flipping halfway to ensure both sides soak up flavour.

Preheat oven to 350’
In a small bowl, mix together Corn Starch, Flour, Baking Soda and Cold Water. 
In another bowl, mix t…

Sneaky Veggie Muffins - Toddler Muffins

These toddler muffins taste just like chocolate chip banana muffins, except they are loaded with vegetables! I love the pink hue the batter makes, and I love eating them even more. 
Here is my recipe for Sneaky Veggie Muffins:



Ingredients: 1 Small Beet (Peeled) 1 Carrot 1 Cup Spinach 2 Ripe Bananas 1/4 Cup Vegetable Oil 2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour 1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder 3/4 Cup Chocolate Chips
Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350'
In a blender or food processor, blend together the beet, carrot, spinach, bananas and oil. 
Pour into a large bowl then mix in the flour and baking powder until combined. 
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Scoop into non-stick or parchment lined mini-muffin tins, and bake at 350' for 20 minutes.
Let cool, and enjoy!



6 Tasty Overnight Oat Recipes

A while back (before I switched to a vegan diet), I shared a few recipes for overnight oats that used milk and yogurt. Since then, I have revised them to accommodate our new diet, with no dairy. Here I have six delicious overnight oat recipes that are dairy free, vegan-friendly, and a deliciously healthy (and easy) way to start the day! 


Just mix together all of the ingredients in a container of your choice, and set in the refrigerator overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious breakfast ready to go - just remove from the fridge and dig in! 
Here are the 6 recipes for overnight oats:







Want to try these recipes? Don’t forget to Pin them to your Pinterest board, just hit ‘share’ at the bottom of this post.