Don't worry, I love every minute of it (at least Almost every minute!) I think curiosity is important and helps make you smarter...but we deal with A LOT of curiosity around our house these days. The kind of curiosity that leads to dangerous things...
So, case in point: My newest little 18 monther. My sweet, never could do anything wrong, take one look in his eyes and your heart melts little 18 monther. He has started tantrums. And it was really hard because in the beginning I couldn't tell if he was hurt, feelings were hurt, phsically hurt, etc because I had never heard him cry like this before. huge tears down his cheeks, your heart is melting...And I just want to make that sweet little face feel happy again...until I realize it is all a TANTRUM for not getting something he wants. Something thats naughty. Like, say, throwing rocks at some kids and I pick him up and take the rocks away, or say, me closing the pantry door so he can't take garbage out of the garbage can again (which is why the garbage can is in the pantry to beign with, to keep sticky fingers away). So he wants to do some naughty things. I won't let him. And he is forcing this hurtful scream out that still leaves me second guessing as to whether he is really hurt or something, because it is that strong of a scream. but no, it's all tantrum people.
That's how it goes for all my 18 monther boys I guess! :) I am embracing it and trying to laugh and have fun.
So this picture is a few weeks old, when Keaton was on oxygen for RSV, but it was too darn cute not to post! Seriously! Love this kid, no matter how naughty. I mean seriously, look at this face!
And what I would consider to be only minimally naughty and definetly no big deal because I'll take it over many other things...Keaton climbing into a basket full of folded and clean laundry that I was trying to put away. He was trying to take the clothes out of my hands while I was trying to grab them from the basket. And yes, he threw a fit. (he's not throwing a fit in this picture...obviously!) But at least he was cute doing something he's not supposed to...which he usually IS cute when he does something naughty which is why it's so hard to get mad! ;)