Missing Age

I feel like I am in the black hole of information right now. I rely on books to tell me what to do – how to feed, discipline and play with my child. Yet, there is nothing written about ages 12 to 24 month. Oh, there are books and books chronicling each week from birth to age one; then many articles talking about the terrible twos, but nothing about this time right now. Ummm hello, Spock, I have a 16 month old who only wants to eat cheese and lift his shirt to pat his belly; any suggestions?

On one hand this is an awesome age. He is still a baby in so many ways, like how he curls up on me when he is tired and the sweet new words that come out each day. BUT with one turn he morphs into a toddler who screams and cries when I put him down to get him more cheese and throws his food on the ground because he is sooo hungry and soooo mad that he is made to sit in his highchair. I am constantly in a state of adoration followed closely by exasperation.

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