How Life is Like with Toddlers


Living with a toddler is kinda like living with a pint-sized dictator. Their word is law. It is subject to change, and if you do not tow the line, you will be punished (usually with thrown food or flailing on the ground while screeching in a high-pitched noise).

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Let’s take a look at all the ways I have been awful to my tiny dictator this morning

1. I tried to help her get dressed. In my defense, I tried to give her one of her precious pairs of handmade wool pants she loves.
2. Somehow, it was my fault that she could not get her arm through the armhole.
3. The oatmeal was taking too long to cook.
4. She wanted more oatmeal, and we had to make more. (Note, she ate more than the 10 year old)
5. I had to wash her hands after she used the potty. (She pooped and kept touching her bottom…Eww gross!)
6. I wanted to re-heat my coffee (because apparently she just wanted to cuddle nurse ALL DAY LONG)
7. She had to get her own plate for snack. The color was not the right color. According to her, I should not have a plate.
8. I dared to heat her Pop Tart that she asked me to heat.
9. Sissy tried to play with her, and I let her.
10. It took me too long to get her Pull Up because I forgot to refill the basket.
Yup, I am just awful, am I not? I should be punished by being forced to watch Nick Jr for the rest of the afternoon. Actually, I probably will be stuck watching Nick Jr for the rest of the afternoon. I know it sounds bad, but some days you have to pick your battles. Believe me, I know when I have been defeated. I should take my punishment and learn my lesson!
At least she is adorable!

We have all been there

I hope you all know this is completely tongue-in-cheek and that sometimes keeping a good humor about you can help you get through the bad days. We all have them because being a toddler is hard. Toddlers can’t always communicate the way they want, and they take it out on us because they know we will love them unconditionally.
Still, if you are deep in the mama trenches, the struggle is real. You are doing a good job, and remember that when the days seem frustrating! Take a deep breath and go find that coffee you left in the microwave. It’s probably cold now!


  1. Misfit Mama Bear Haven
    February 16, 2017 at 7:52 pm

    Actually, my children have lovely Polish names. Those are their nicknames, and no one gives them crap over them. I choose not to make my children’s names public.

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