For whatever reason, the kiddos refuse to eat anything that’s made for them. But the second a mom tries to sneak a snack, they act like it’s their property.
As wonderful as snuggles are, waking up to little footsteps coming into bed — and then taking up all of the room — can get old pretty fast.
Toddlers literally have no shame and the greatest proof of this how they act after a public meltdown. They can go crazy and get stares from everyone around but not care in the slightest.
Not being a helicopter mom and giving toddlers some freedom to do things on their own can be pretty difficult. Especially when parents take a step back and feel like they’re helplessly watching when their toddler is about to get hurt or make a mess!
There’s no greater feeling than the love a kiddo has for his or her parent, but sometimes children can love a little hard. Given that they have no concept of personal space, sometimes they can feel like an extra body part.
One of the things that parents give up when they have kids is any sense of privacy. Boundaries and alone time means nothing to toddlers so having an audience while taking a shower can become part of the norm.
Well, if parents had nice things before their little ones entered the walking stage, they most likely don’t anymore. It’s amazing the amount of damage toddler tornados can do and how quickly they can get it done!
Fostering a love of reading from an early age is a wonderful thing, but when sticky, clumsy fingers get ahold of the pages in that colorful picture book collection, things can get pretty damn messy.
When parents make it past the baby stage and are entering the terrible twos or threenager stage, they quickly learn that life is still a sh*tshow, just a different type.
Nothing and nobody is safe from crumbs once toddlers get their hands on crackers. The worst part of toddler snacks is that somehow it feels like they always manage to start making messes as soon as parents finish cleaning up.
Toddlers never have as many emergencies as they do when it’s time for bed. Only then does it feel like negotiating with tiny, demanding CEOs for extra books, cups of water, and trips to the bathroom before finally getting them down for the night.
One of the most difficult things to do is to get potty-training toddlers to admit that they have to go to the bathroom — before they have an accident.
Hosting a toddler playdate can leave parents feeling both physically and emotionally drained. That’s why hosting a birthday party for them — at home — is basically a parent’s equivalent of running a marathon.
When toddlers want something, they want it now. Which can leave parents out of luck when trying to sneak in a pee break if their little ones decide they’re hungry and Mom isn’t readily there to get them a snack.
Let’s face it, no matter who parents are, where they happen to be, or what they are doing, if they have a toddler they are pretty much just that tiny human’s snack b*tch.
One thing that little ones aren’t good at is listening and following instructions. Tom Hanks has better luck getting Wilson to listen than a mom has with her toddler on most days.
Combine toddlers who are still learning how to share and their territorial siblings, and a parent is bound to get a lot of screaming and fighting.
Why is it that no matter how busy mom is, she’s always still the go-to when a toddler wants something? Dad could be sitting right there but Mom can’t even get a bathroom break in peace.
Toddlers and their pets can be the best of friends. But sometimes small children’s endless energy has even their beloved dogs or cats needing them to take it down a notch.
It can feel impossible to get anything done when a toddler is awake and running around. But thanks to how draining it can be chasing them around all day, parents are ready to crash the minute they go to bed.
Toddlers have a talent for going on and on when they are telling a story. And thanks to their creative imaginations mixed with their short attention spans, parents need some luck keeping up with what they’re saying.
Forget going to the gym — putting toddlers to bed can require some serious cardio and is the only workout that moms need. From chasing them and scooping them back to bed for the hundredth time to trying not to have a meltdown if they come out of their rooms yet again, bedtime is seriously trying.
Once parents have a little one, their weekends slowly begin filling up with kid birthday parties that require time, energy, money, and a positive attitude around sugar-filled toddlers that many parents just don’t have.
Toddlers need to learn how to clean up and it’s always wonderful when they offer to help. But parents know that their assistance will just turn into more work for them, and that can be painful.
When toddlers take a bath, more water ends up outside of the tub than inside the tub. Parents might as well wear raincoats for protection from the splashes!
The golden rule of having a toddler is that all parents want is some quiet but as soon as they get it, they know that their little one is seriously up to no good.
Much like becoming president ages a person immensely, so does having a toddler. From the sleepless nights and cold chicken nugget dinners to the constant worrying, those bags under the eyes and gray hairs can sprout pretty much overnight.
Telling parents at the grocery store that they have their “hands full” is pretty much code for damn that wild child is out of control.
The thing toddlers don’t realize is that when they say they’ll never speak to Mom or Dad again out of anger, it leaves parents wondering one thing: Is that a promise or a threat?!
Despite how enticing that new baby smell is, all parents need is a toddler meltdown to remind them that those innocent newborns turn into 3-year-old monsters — fast.
Only a toddler’s parent knows exactly how he or she likes certain things and when those minor details are overlooked, it’s cause for a serious meltdown.
Sure, crafting with toddlers is a fun activity, but when glitter is involved it becomes a lifelong commitment — because that stuff is never getting cleaned up.
Who needs an alarm clock when parents have a toddler? These tiny humans don’t care that it’s the crack of dawn and act like they own the place instead of letting mom or dad get an extra hour of sleep.
Parents have officially joined the creepy toddler club when they wake up to their little one silently staring at them.
When toddlers become big brothers or sisters, one of the first things parents try to teach them is how to be “gentle.” Unfortunately, that isn’t a skill they’re born with.
It’s amazing how something so little can take up so much room. Let’s face it, toddlers can be serious bed hogs and parents are there just to warm their spots and get kicked in the process.
Getting a frame-worthy family photo is like mission impossible between trying to get everyone to sit still, smile, be looking in the right direction, and have their eyes open. And when toddlers are in the mix, it’s pretty much guaranteed that it won’t happen on the same shot.
It doesn’t matter how precious a toddler normally is, he or she completely transforms after missing nap time.
When parents go out to eat with their toddlers, they’re pretty much working on borrowed time to see how far into the meal they can get (like just placing the order) before having to do damage control.
Although it’s helpful to think that toddlers will come down from their sugar high or tucker themselves out and eventually lose steam, experienced parents know that’s just a lie we tell ourselves to get through.