Toddler Professions

I hate to brag, but my toddler Dax is truly gifted.   His professional future is bright!  Just check some of his current options.
First, he could be an

This may be the only time a live canvas was decorated with chia seeds.  I think it turned out beautifully.

 And I’m not quite sure how he could use this next particularly impressive skill.  Maybe a
 Grocery Bagger
Dax is a top rated stuffer.  He has now stuffed (and broken) our Wii disc slot and our DVD player.  Here’s his latest stuff, my van tape player.
We’re moving on to his most practiced talent,
Toy Tester
He could start this career right now!  My one-year-old has an awe-inspiring knack for finding out how many ways a toy is NOT safe.
Now for an intensely competitive field,
Food Critic
This meal was sent back to the kitchen.
And finally,  of course,
World Famous Dancer
Grooving has been his passion for many months now.  Here’s a blurry, but captivating shot of Dax doing the river dance.

Grumpy Grateful Mom Goal of the Day:  Having gratitude for my gifted little guy.
If you made it through this, you might also endure: The Top 10 Loves of my One-Year-old.


  1. What, sensory tables aren't for wading in? ๐Ÿ™‚ Whatever career he decides on I'm sure he is going to excel at it!

  2. Rachel Murphy says:

    What a talented little guy and at least you are taking some of the ouchies with a lot of laughter. The best way to handle it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Haha hilarious! No wonder I relate so much to you :). How old is he?

  4. OMG I love that last picture of him dancing.
    So cute.

  5. I never thought of it this way…perhaps mine is in training to be a town crier? LOL

  6. love the picture of him dancing!!!!
    did you use the tape player?

  7. Lisa @ Two Bears Farm says:

    Gotta love little boys and their antics ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Grumpy Grateful Mom says:

    To Tessica: We actually did use the tape player. That's not weird right? Though mostly on trips to hook up the sound from our mini-dvd player into the van's sound system. It won't be easy, but I think we'll manage without it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Johanson Family says:

    He has an impressive resume for a 1yr old. I can only imagine how his skills will grow over the next year. Its amazing! So cute!

  10. My Inner Chick says:

    —Dax is gorgeous. Quite Talented, too!

  11. Lori: Teacher Turned Mommy says:

    that is too funny. what a great way to look at his "adventures" through the world?

  12. blueviolet says:

    Love how you caught him in that dancing pose! So fun! He's gonna be someone who does great things! Clearly. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. This is so CUTE! I think our lil munchkins could go into business together!

  14. The River Dance….. adorable! I totally think he could get on "So you think you can dance" ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. He sounds like an amazingly talented little guy! I love his art. ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. You weren't kidding when you suggested that your Dax and my Tripper were kindred spirits! Every time I read your blog I can see myself and my kids so easily. It's a good thing that I'm not the only one!

  17. mrsmarkdave says:

    awww…I love the picture of him dancing. That is so cute.

  18. Mom of 12 says:

    What a great little guy! You must be so proud!

  19. I love your new blog design! LOL he has many, many talents ๐Ÿ™‚ Always put a smile on your face I'm sure!

  20. An Irish Italian Blessing says:

    OMG The last picture is priceless! Looks like he has some tough career choices ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    He sure can dance! I love that he can come up with new uses for old things too.

  22. Our kids are so talented. I especially love how they manage to break every electronic device we own. And I LOVE Dax's dance moves! That boy is groovy ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. I just love how you find the upside to the behavior of our crazy kids. I love it. They are so precious and I love his "river dance". ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. oh my gosh that was a fun post on your sweet baby. The pictures were awesome and I can see talent in this boy.
    Thanks for the smile and blessings to you!

  25. Oh soooo cute!! Love the dancing one ๐Ÿ™‚

  26. So funny! He's a cutie.

  27. Caffeinated OC Mommy says:

    You made my day GGM Darling! xoxo

  28. River dancing – too cute!!!

  29. Those are such fun pictures! Your comments make me laugh! ๐Ÿ™‚

  30. Ahh.. the joy of kids. ๐Ÿ™‚ He is adorable. And he is very talented. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol

  31. Love the posts! With 3 kids not yet 3 – I am so feeling you in the "have I entered some sort of parallel universe?" feelings. Someday you have a minute – like ever: come on over
    ps. I wrote the wives submit post on the blogger sidebar – that's how I got here ๐Ÿ™‚


  32. He's multi-talented! Sure to be an impressive resume for that guy

  33. Mommy Inconsistent says:

    Have you contacted Simon Cowell? He's going to want to sign Dax asap! Great post and great looking new blog…a girl goes away for about a week and all sorts of changes happen! Looks great!

  34. The Desert Rocks says:

    That is so adorable and funny too. Thanks for the smiles!

  35. He is all sorts of talent. Reminds me a lot of my toddler except she wouldn't be a good grocery bagger. She likes to unpack things, like the diaper bag, and throw the contents all over the floor.

  36. Kiddothings says:

    These are great career options for my kids too!

    Too cute! Your professional dancer's just adorable!

  37. Bahahaha – that picture of the chia seeds is cracking me up! Precious.

  38. Optimistic Mom says:

    I absolutely love the way you put such a positive spin on all the crazy things that kids do. TOO cute! I really love the dancing!

  39. LOVE IT! Too cute!

  40. Crystal Escobar says:

    Oh wow, that's funny! I love it!!!

  41. the nyanzi report says:

    you little guy sure has got a bright future ahead of him.

  42. Kimberly @ Red Shutters says:

    The dancer is my fav! Super cute!

  43. Laura@livingabigstory says:

    cute pics ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. Lexie Loo & Dylan Too says:

    He is too cute! The first picture and the last one are the best. My kids stood in that water table too!

  45. That dancing pic is so adorable!

    Love your new look!

  46. momnextdoor says:

    Man, I thought my kids were talented but I don't know if we could beat this! Well done young man, well done!

  47. He is one talented kid!! But, of course he is he has you for a mom!! I love the riverdance pic!! I love your blog and your wonderful family!!! Thanks for sharing them with us!!

  48. Crunchy Mommy (aka Cindy) says:

    That is ADORABLE! Love it! Thanks for sharing all of his talents with us.

  49. Sky is the limit Dax! Or does he fly too?
    Love this post, funny and so sweet!

  50. I actually laughed out loud at the first pic of Dax covered in seeds!!
    He is ADORABLE and the way you describe him is hilarious…so much talent there lol

  51. p.s. I found this post so funny, I made my hubby read it ๐Ÿ™‚ And then I realized I wasn't even following you yet… I'm now on board!

  52. I LOVE this post!! Love the chia seed tattoos. Very creative. Dax is a little genius. Reminds me of my Monk. Glad I found your blog!

  53. Rach (DonutsMama) says:

    Oh he looks like an awesome dancer!

  54. He's So cute! And it looks like he definitely keeps you on your toes ๐Ÿ™‚ I love how you chronicled this with photos. Great post!

  55. Marina at My Busy Children says:

    he is no doubt, very talented. YOu made me think of all the talents my toddler has. I think hers is the world's loudest singer and "most clothes changed in a single day"

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