Like if a two year old sees a cookie, he WILL eat it…even it it is twenty years old and hanging on the Christmas tree within reach. He bit his head off – literally!!
Beyond poor gingerbread man, our other breakable ornaments have remained in tact. My two-year-old HAS touched our Elf on the Shelf, so I’ve had to keep him in higher locations. Otherwise, it has been a delight seeing Christmas through his little eyes.
To calm a tantrum on a car ride at night, we quickly pointed out pretty Christmas lights, and that abruptly ended the screaming and crying! Last night on a quick evening errand, we took turns naming colors of lights as we drove past. It was not only adorable, but fun! Cheers to this magical, wonderful season!
Haha, this was adorable. Thanks for sharing the tip on how to keep a 2 year old happy.
Distractions work pretty well – if his blanket or pacifier are not available! Thanks for the comment!
I love this time of year and this age too. My daughter is almost 3 and is really in the holiday spirit. I distract her in the car with singing. As soon as I feel a meltdown coming on I ask her what song do you want to sing? She always says “Jingle Bells” and that always puts her in a good mood.