It’s tough being a toddler

Sometimes when I’m taking pictures of Clementine I end up with a little story (makes me glad we don’t have to develop and pay for every shot like we used on film). You can almost see what’s going on in that little head of hers here:

{At this point both I and Mr Rae noticed she was about to drink it and yelled “No-no Clementine!”}

So the collection of photos of Clementine crying in her handmade clothes grows daily.

Polka-dot top and pintucked capris blogged here.
Chalkboard blogged here. Hard to believe that was less than two months ago! Welcome, summer!!!

36 thoughts on “It’s tough being a toddler

  1. Thanks for the giggles! Sorry for laughing, Clementine, but you're just so darn cute when you cry! πŸ™‚

  2. Poor sweetie, you can tell she thought about crying for a second and decided to just go for it! Those cups are confusing, I bet, to drink or dunk?

  3. Awwww, now you know she spent all that time making that "chalk tea" and then you meanies wouldn't let her drink it…poor girl πŸ™‚

  4. That is so funny! That one shot right after you told her, I think, the look of disappointment is just precious!

  5. I love it when toddlers tell themselves no! Ha! Lately, my two year old will ask herself "what's the matter" and "are you okay" when she gets hurt. Love her outfit and this series of pictures.

  6. GAH. That little sad face just broke my heart…even though the thought of chalk tea is REALLY gross, lol.

  7. that was so very sweet! I absolutely loved that story in photos…gosh – too cute. Although it did break my heart to see that crying face!

  8. It is tough, isn't it? My son's the same way — everything means the world, good and bad. Ah, for life to be so simple again.

  9. Life's so rough when you're a toddler… you make yourself a tasty beverage and you aren't even allowed to partake. lol. Her hair is just getting to be ridiculously darling! Is it baby curls on the bottom and straight on top, or will she have curls forever'n'ever?

  10. You terrible mama you! That top is just too darned cute…As is Miss Clementine tears and all. My daughter is 10 1/2 and I now sometimes get "Mom please don't put that on your blog"…ah well.

  11. Aww! Oh the tragedy of not being able to drink the chalky water…

    Her hair is *so* cute! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Oh man – but even when she's crying, she's so darn cute! We've been having some tough toddler times over here as well. Glad to know we're not alone!

  13. Haha – my littlest son Clement (!) loves to play with chalk and water in Ikea cups, too! Snap!

  14. MMM chalk-tea! She's going to love these pics when she's older – or she'll use them as evidence, could go either way…

  15. This is SO familiar, made me laugh out loud. The universal behavior/response of toddlers. Hilarious.

  16. Gah! I laughed out loud! I can't even count how many times that's happend with one of my kids. So sad, but it's hard not to laugh! πŸ™‚

  17. She just gets cuter and cuter all the time. And the clothes you make her as so sweet…

  18. Parents always spoil all the fun… I laughed outloud, she reminds me of my granddaughter!!

  19. Hi Rae,
    i made a quilt for my newborn daughter Smilla (she came to us on 24th of May this year) using your wonderful binding tutorial from the crayon box quilt. Thank you for saving me bc i had not enough fabric for a biastape binding. Maybe you want to look (the blog is in German): http://www.tagfuertag.typepad.com.
    I set a link to your tutorial.
    Best wishes and again: thank you!
    Marit

  20. My daughter is almost 4 and this still happens in our house on an hourly basis. Poor little thing. I think that the mothers suffer more from guilt though! Love your blog x

  21. I love your blog, but don't usually comment… This picture sequence is awesome! I'm pretty sure I've seen a similar sequence with my sons… maybe just a few times.

  22. Omg I lolled so hard Rae! This reminded me so much of Vincent except instead of bawling he would have given us the evillest of evillest glares and stormed off. Like this face -> ]:<

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