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No App For That – Misbehaving 18 Month Olds

There is NO APP FOR THAT – nope, no app for a misbehaving 18 month old.

We live in an app crazed world. There is an app for just about everything. Unfortunately, there are somethings that apps just can’t solve.  Here is a satirical look at the realities of life and what apps can’t solve in the weekly feature – No App For That.

Oh what a week. A week in which I found myself searching Apple’s App Store to find an app for a fix but to no avail.

18 Months Old

My biggest need for an app this week, was an app that would help with a misbehaving 18 month old. An app that I could point, click and shazam – make this cute 18 month old baby – act like a civilized toddler. Just kidding, there is no such thing as a civilized toddler. 

After searching the app store, I was disappointed but not surprised that there is no app for magically making my 18 month old behave. 

We Can’t Have Nice Things

For Mother’s Day, I was given a budget to re-do our family room. It was a great gift, as I was in my final trimester and decorating helped my nesting urges. So after a few months of trying this and that – we finally had the room painted and configured to my liking.

family room redecorate
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Toddler Coloring the Walls

This week, while I still love the cozy feeling of the room – someone in our family felt that it needed some more personal touches. And by personal touches – I mean drawing on our family room walls that were just painted a few months ago.

kids drawing on the walls
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Yes, the 18 month old took a pencil after the walls. Isn’t 18 months young to be doing this?

18 month old baby
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Sigh. Thankfully it was pencil. And thankfully I have leftover paint I can touch up with. But all that said – an app for a misbehaving 18 month old would be FABULOUS. Get on that app developers!

App for Documenting Chaos

Searching for Apps – while there is no app for 18 month olds, I do love documenting all of the chaos on the Instagram app!

Reminding myself to remember these moments. Walls can be repainted. Floors can be cleaned. Babies will grow so we must embrace these moments, even the chaotic ones! 

What is Was Your Biggest Parenting Challenge When Your Child Was 18 Months?