The 12 Days of Christmas (Toddler Edition)

On the first day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
A remote missing batteries.

On the second day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the third day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries

On the fourth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing both batteries.

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On the fifth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the sixth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the seventh day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
7 scheduled playdates 
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the eighth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
8 splitting migraines
7 scheduled playdates 
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

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On the ninth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
9 temper tantrums
8 splitting migraines
7 scheduled playdates 
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the tenth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
10 ornaments broken
9 temper tantrums
8 splitting migraines
7 scheduled playdates 
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the eleventh day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
11 crayons eaten
10 ornaments broken
9 temper tantrums
8 splitting migraines 
7 scheduled playdates 
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

On the twelfth day of Christmas
my toddler gave to me:
12 diving tackles 
11 crayons eaten 
10 ornaments broken
9 temper tantrums
8 splitting migraines 
7 scheduled playdates 
6 dirty diapers
5………hours……..sleep.
4 sticky hugs
3 time outs
2 nervous dogs
And a remote missing batteries.

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Merry Christmas parents.

Pat Lemieux

About Pat Lemieux

Pat has it all, family, big old house, dogs, a newborn son and a quarter-life crisis. He blogs about trying to be who he has always been and be who he now needs to be. He enjoys 90's grunge metal, tasty local brews and the outdoors.