I feel as if lately I’ve revealed more about myself than I ever thought I would. Well, I have another confession. Since Riley was about six months old I’ve treated her like she was at least a year old. My issue is that I’m not very good at the baby stage. I LOVE the toddler stage where she can understand what I’m asking her and respond correctly. I’ve always had high expectations of her and some of my teacher friends would probably say that I expect too much, but I feel it’s important to expose her to the expectations of society. For example, Joe and I enjoy eating dinner out. We’ve never shied away from bringing Riley out with us. We had expectations though of how we expected her to act and now at two and half (terrible twos), I’m never afraid to bring her to dinner with us because she understands that a restaurant is not a place for her to run around and yell. Consequently, I thought it was about time to introduce her to the idea of daily toddler chores. I’m not going to try to tell you that she does them every day, but she understands what chores are. Early exposure is key in my eyes.