Encouragement for Mothers of Little Ones

by Joy on June 3, 2013 in Faithfulness, Grace, Inspiration in Child Rearing, Quotes

        The Toddler

  • If it is on, I must turn it off.
  • If it is off, I must turn it on.
  • If it is folded, I must unfold it.
  • If it is high, it must be reached.
  • If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
  • If it has leaves, they must be picked.
  • If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
  • If it is closed, it must be opened.
  • If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
  • If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
  • If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
  • If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
  • If Mommy’s hands are full, I must be carried.
  • If it is paper, it must be torn.
  • If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
  • If the volume is low, it must go high.
  • If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled.
  • If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
  • If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
  • If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
  • If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
  • If it is food, it must be dropped on the floor.
  • If it is not food, it must be tasted.
  • If it is food, it must not be tasted.
  • If it’s a Mommy, it must be hugged.

                                                                             ~Author Unknown

 Be encouraged, mothers of little ones!  They don’t stay little long!  If you’re in the midst of mothering toddlers, I highly recommend Loving the Little Years:  Motherhood in the Trenches, by Rachel Jankovic for some great mothering encouragement.  It’s one of my favorite mothering books.  This book also makes a great baby shower gift!

Loving the Little Years


Joy is living her dream of being a wife and mother. She has been married to her best friend for fifteen years, and they have been blessed with five beautiful children. Joy loves Jesus, homemaking, sewing, crafting, learning with her children, creating happy family memories, and going out with her husband. She blogs at Artful Homemaking.

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Amy June 3, 2013

Oh.. how true! My 11 month old baby is on the verge of crawling and I keep looking around at all the things that will then be within his reach… help! 🙂

Joy June 3, 2013

Yes, that’s a busy time! Enjoy him! 🙂

Sherry June 4, 2013

This made me laugh! Good insight into a toddler’s mind–thanks for sharing!

Joy June 6, 2013

Thanks, Sherry, I thought it was pretty funny, too! 🙂

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