As I was writing this list, I got a bit worried that it doesn't leave much that I do want to do with my toddler. But there is, I love playing with her, reading to her, watching her explore new places and interact with people, teaching her new words and sitting with her at meals. Toddlers can be a great time, but there are still things no one actually wants to do with their toddler around.
My toddler is currently redistributing every book in the house into a layer on the floor of the living room while I try to get a little work done. Yesterday, when we went to the grocery store it took no fewer than seven snacks to get her to the checkout line without losing her mind. After which, we went to the park and nearly started another world war when it was time to leave. Aren't toddlers a blast?!
Once we got home, however, we sat together while she had her dinner and repeated, over and over with complete glee, all the body parts she knows the names for. Then I watched as she splashed in the tub for nearly an hour, having the time of her life. We read books and cuddled in our pajamas, and she smiled up at me as I kissed her good night in her crib. Toddlers may be the most exhausting creatures on the planet, but they sure suck you in with their cuteness.