Can you believe that this sweet little guy steals like the dickens?
I don’t know if lots of toddlers do this or if he’s able to sneak more things by since there are more children in the home now. But he takes and hides everything. If it isn’t nailed down it is gone! We had major tears before one baseball game as I delivered my standard, “if you aren’t responsible enough to keep track of you own baseball glove, then you won’t be able to play” speech. Suddenly, from an unseen pocket in the pack’n’play, an older brother pulled out said baseball glove and all eyes turned to the incriminated toddler.
We even had to institute a reward system on the fridge.
Do you have any idea how expensive those electronic key fobs are? When I found out we all went into hard core search and rescue mode. It took us 3 weeks and we had to raise the reward 3 times, but 21 days and $1 later, Dad’s keys were located.
The child even steals bases off the baseball field. It was kind of cute at first. Not so much anymore. When something is missing we check his usual stashes, but I think he’s on to us and just gets more creative.
If you visit our house, hold on to your wallet and jewelry. I am sure when we pack up to move there are treasure troves all over the house!