Were you a "get into everything" toddler? Do you know one?

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Well. Erica does. She gets into EVERY. SINGLE. THING. if it isn't buckled or bolted to the floor. She's impossible sometimes.

-- Renee (justme@justme.org), February 27, 2001


My daughter Brenna, almost 18 months, has always been a very spirited and active baby, and literally destroys anything in her path. She started climbing the furniture at about 11 months to get ahold of stuff on higher ground, like the kitchen table. We had to remove every knick-knack type object on all tables, placemats, lamps, etc. We can't even keep the kitchen chairs at the table, they are stacked on end in the corner so she won't use them to climb up on the counter tops. She gets into drawers and cabinets, even with safety latches installed. It's a losing battle. We have had to move all our utensils and silverware.....it never ends. She destroys her playroom in 30 seconds flat if it's cleaned up, she goes around smashing everything to the floor and then she will play and continue to trash the place.....she likes to break toys or take them apart.....some days I am at the end of my rope. I thought girls were supposed to be calm! My friends don't really understand what it's like to live with her, their toddlers do not even come close to B's destructive powers. Plus she rarely naps, she's like the Energizer bunny on crack.


-- Amethyst (honeybee@journalist.com), February 27, 2001.

Get into things ? For me into trouble or lumps . . . . one of my amusements was slipping off and trying to ride my tricycle down a flight of stairs, only got partway down before the tumble and fat lip. Another activity was trying to flush Pickle Cucumbers down the commode. Outdoors it was a battle between me and that big old gobbler turkey.

-- Denver doug (ionoi@webtv.net), February 27, 2001.

my mother says i was an outrageous child, i remember giving her gray hair before i was 6. hehehe, well its all came back to me. my daughter is 10 times worse, just like mom said she'd be.......:)

-- tonia (ammfam@cybertrails.com), February 23, 2002.

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