You Know You're a Parent of a Toddler When...
Being a parent of a toddler is a trip. Sometimes those little, chubby-wristed humans are wild beasts thrashing about when they don't get their way, and other times, they are sweet, tender little things that come in for a cuddle and leave you melted on the ground. They are fun-loving, playful and adorable, but be careful, they just might kick you in the face. Kind of like pygmy goats. Here are some things that are likely to become a part of normal, daily life for parents of toddlers.
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You've Fished 3 Things Out of the Toilet Today
And it’s only 10:30 a.m.
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You Consider Taking Krav Maga
To build the stamina, strength and confidence to put your 18-month old daughter to bed.
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You Become Tight With the Pizza Delivery Man
Having a toddler means 1) having little energy or desire to want to cook most nights 2) avoiding restaurants at all costs 3) ordering pizza so much that you invite Sam, the delivery guy, to your Sunday barbecues.
Things Like This Happen
It could be a cat, but no, it’s a toddler.
You Walk Around With the "Hot Dog" Song in Your Head
And you even find yourself singing it out loud in your car, in the shower, in the grocery store. You used to be so cool.
You Have to Delete Tweets or Apologize to Facebook Friends for Occasional Toddler Posting
Didn’t you know? Toddlers love to tweet.
Your Keys Hideout in Tiny Dressers in a Doll House
Or in a sock in the bottom of your laundry hamper. Or in the toilet…
You Do Things Like This
Why? Because that’s what your toddler wants. And because it makes her erupt in that heart-melting, glorious laughter. And your entire being is permeated with happiness.
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You Sometimes Have a Fat Lip or Black Eye
Toddlers are rambunctious. They have lots of energy and surprisingly hard heads that may leave you wounded when it connects with your face as they jump up in excitement without warning or throw their head back in a fury of a tantrum.
You Want to Collapse Into Your Bed by 7:30
You exert A LOT of energy taking care of a busy little toddler. After you spend the day chasing them, carrying them, wrestling them, entertaining them, soothing them and then cuddling them, you feel like you just ran a marathon, with weights on your legs, sustained by only a single stick of string cheese, in the rain, blindfolded.
You Just Can't Get Enough
As busy, temperamental, exhausting and rambunctious as they can be, their wide-eyed curiosity, their innocence, enthusiasm about life and general adorableness makes you just want to eat them up. They bring you so much joy. And, you just can’t get enough.
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