When Silence Isn’t Golden, Its Suspicious

There’s a certain type of panic which ascends our house when we realise the Toddler is quiet. Silence isn’t golden in our little house, it’s suspicious and I’m usually the first to shout out

Where’s he gone?

Knowing that 9 times out 10 im not going to like what I find, I’m always a little hesitant to go and survey the damage, ignorance is definitely bliss. Knowing means an inevitable clean up operation.

I use to think that it was coincidence but I soon realised that he’s well aware of the moments when I’ve taken my eye off the ball as he keeps check on whether I’m looking or not and his reaction when I finally find him; a mixture of excitement at the thrill of being caught and it wasn’t me is often the case.

Many times I’ve rationalised the pen marks on the wall, mascara on the carpet & tooth brushes down the plug hole as a display of creativity and fine motor skill development. while other times I’ve just taken a deep breath, counted to 10 and vowed never to let him out of my sight again while uttering expletives under my breath.

The latter was the case this morning when I approached the closed-door to his brother’s bedroom and caught the words ‘poo’ being chanted from the other side.

So how did I respond to this scene which awaited me in the 2 minute loo break I took yesterday? Well after the initial

pants, he’s worked out how to push his little chair round to reach the ‘it’ll be safe here’ areas.

I thought about the extra vitamins he’d consumed in each little bite, that he’d probably managed 3 of his 5 a day and that now he could fetch his own snacks.

And then promptly hid the chair!

When you have a toddler in your life you'll know that silence is never a good thing

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Comments

  1. 2nd May 2016 / 8:11 pm

    hehehe! They are so clever! Nothing will be safe now! lol
    What a cutie x

    • 2nd May 2016 / 11:05 pm

      I’m seriously running out of hiding spaces from all my children!

  2. RachelSwirl
    3rd May 2016 / 12:34 am

    What a little monkey, sweet though! Silence is also ‘sus’ here too.

  3. 11th June 2016 / 7:29 am

    Haha, what a little tinker. Silence is suspicious in our house too – usually find little one half way up the stairs or with a fist full of cat fur!
    Good luck!
    Laura ????

    • 11th June 2016 / 8:53 pm

      I panic whenever I realise he’s gone as I know it’s going to be bad news

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