It’s Not All Mary Poppins

Toddler Glossary

Officious: With 146 gazillion blocks stewing every floor in the house, the 2-year-old charged with picking them up must start with the ONE block currently in the baby’s hand.

March 9, 2010 - Posted by | behavioural stuff, Peeve me |


  1. of course!

    Comment by Dana | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  2. You have just defined my 8 year old’s relationship with my 5 year old, and of course, my 5 year old’s relationship with my 1 year old!


    Comment by Bridgett | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  3. WHY is that?? Drives me batty.

    Carrien has a very nice suggestion. I’m not so nice… 😀

    Comment by Dani | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  4. hah! I have a 6 and 8 yo who do the same thing. 🙂

    I think it may have something to do with how they see. It’s the most obvious one to them, maybe.

    You have such a kind and gentle read on it, you sweet woman.

    Comment by carrien (she laughs at the days) | March 9, 2010 | Reply

  5. And the second one is on the other side of the room and he must stop and stack one on another. It’s hard to resist the temptation to do it yourself!

    I’m a fan of the Sweep Technique. I take a broom and sweep all the pieces of whatever into a heap by the bin it needs to go into. They take it from there. It doesn’t eliminte the distraction factor, but it sure does minimize it!

    Comment by jwg | March 9, 2010 | Reply

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