Happy Monday, Friends! After weeks of furious purging and cleaning we finally started showing our house! Fingers crossed for a quick sell! And during my cleaning process I ran across this fun little framed Toddler’s Creed from my boy’s childhood. If you aren’t familiar with it, come see!
Last week I was slack about posting because I was cleaning like a woman possessed. In the process I ran across this picture I had hanging in my boy’s bedroom when they were little. If you have toddlers, you can definitely relate to The Toddler’s Creed.
I read this poem in the newspaper many years ago. It was in Dear Abby’s column and is called The Toddler’s Creed by Dr. Burton L. White. It so accurately described my littles, I typed it and printed it on my computer. I added a little train stamp at the bottom and framed it. (see below.) The last line of the original poem reads something like, “If it’s broken, it’s yours.” but I left out that line because my toddlers would probably want that too. 😉 (Sorry for the grainy picture, I snapped it with my cell phone before packing it away.)
The actual poem reads:
I’m saving it for my future grandchildren. I’ll probably update it a bit and put it in a different frame, but the words are timeless! I think the word “mine” is one of every toddler’s first words. That and the word “no”.
If you happen to have a toddler in your life this will give you a chuckle. And wouldn’t this saying personalized and framed be a fun birthday gift? Just whip it out on your computer and frame it with a note on the back. (Confession: I feel the same way about my chandeliers as a toddler might their toys.)
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you stay warm and have a lovely day! xoxo Dell