There is a particular type of silence which all parents learn about; the sound of silence that can be created by a toddler doing something they ABSO. LUTELY. SHOULD. NOT. BE. DOING.
I only made a cup of tea; he was in the room next door and I stirred the tea and mused a bit and listened to the sound of Bene chuntering 6ft from me. And the suddenly, I realised I was listening to one of those silences. 🙄
In the moments it took me to make that tea, he had found a pack of felt tip pens in a drawer that I had no idea even contained them, opened them, got the lids off and….
DA… DA… DAAAAH!
It’s possible the lax parenting was not noticing it happening.
Or maybe it was that I came in and watched him while he finished off his picture on the lower portion of the door. He was so happy (and has a great pen hold) and it seemed a shame to stop him. I was going to have to clean it anyway, it made little difference what I cleaned up.
What’s the worst thing that your toddler has ever done in one of those silences?