Blog This Mom! is a toddler now. It has been two years since she was born. Because I have not had a two-year-old in the house for quite a while now (and even when I did
denial and/or early dementia has caused me to believe that my children never went through the “terrible twos”), I Googled “terrible twos” so as to know what to expect from my blog in the coming months and how to cope.
According to About.com: Pediatrics, to help cope with this normal developmental stage, I should remember that my blog isn’t trying to be defiant or rebellious on purpose. Also, by learning more about this normal stage in my blog’s development, it can make it easier to get through it.
Here are some tips offered by About.com for helping my blog during the terrible twos:
- have a regular routine for meals, naps, bedtime, etc. and try to stick to them each day
Blog This Mom! readers will find that some days there will be no posts. March and the days of daily posts are over, dear Reader
s. If you come by on a no-post day, it simply means that my little blog is napping or out on a play date.
- offer limited choices only, like ‘would you like apples or oranges for your snack’ and not just ‘what do you want for your snack.’ This helps your toddler feel like he is making some decisions and has power over things, but he isn’t able to choose unacceptable alternatives
For example, PROMPTuesdays encourages Blog This Mom! to
spend ten minutes writing and three hours finding the perfect Google image to go with the story in order to escape grocery shopping and cleaning the house focus on her writing skills and exercise her creativity.
- learn to set limits about things and don’t be surprised when your toddler tries to test those limits to see what he can get away with
Blog This Mom! should not be posting in the wee hours of the night so as to
not be cranky toward loved ones maintain healthy sleep habits. Nor should she be out commenting all over the Blogosphere until the wee hours of the morning just because her Google Reader is bursting gigabytes.
- don’t give in to tantrums
Just because Blog This Mom! got one snarky comment in two years does not mean the whole darn blog should be deleted.
- provide your toddler with a safe environment that is well childproofed to explore and play in
Blog This Mom! will no longer include the words virgin, spank, slutty, or pimp in posts so as to keep the Googling pervs away. Go away Googling pervs, there is nothing here for you.
So here’s my question, dear Reader
s, when will my little blog be ready for this?