If you're anything like me you've thought on more than one occasion that having kids closer together in age would mean that you could get out of the "difficult" stage faster. Once one is potty trained you know the other isn't too, too far behind and before you know it you won't even need a stroller! While that may all be true it does not make getting through having an 18 month old and a 1 month old at the same time any easier. The way to survive 2 under 2? Remembering this 1 very important thing.
Someone Is Always Crying
You and your toddler have been engaging in some kind of activity and the baby has been sleeping in their crib for about 15 minutes, then the toddler informs you they're hungry.
You put the toddler in their highchair and start making lunch. Then, you hear it.
Seriously, Someone Is Always Crying
The baby is awake and ready to eat but you haven't finished making lunch for the toddler yet so, since you know the baby is safe, you keep making lunch to the tune of baby's cries.
Now that the toddler is eating you go to baby and sit down to feed them. About halfway through the baby's meal the toddler has informed you they are done by throwing their food on the floor and begging to get out of their chair.
It Doesn't Matter What You Do, Someone Is Always Crying
You try to appease the toddler until baby is done. Now you place the baby back down in their crib/pack and play/swing in order to clean up your toddler. Baby was comfortable in your arms and is now annoyed at being put down.
Now that the toddler is on the floor and free to play, you pick baby back up and enjoy the peace and quite.
(for a few minutes)