Having done the toddler stage now 4 times, I have seen and heard some pretty funny stuff over the years. I love the toddler stage as it’s such a huge time of development and change for your little ones that it obviously brings some very funny happenings. We are right in the thick of it with our little man and it makes me want to write this list now as he is so funny and makes me laugh so much every day. I am looking forward to my youngest going through this stage as well when he gets there in about 8 or 9 months. I hope this list can bring some giggles your way too.
- They can and will literally sleep anywhere and in any position and never complain of a sore neck. I am not even sure how they sleep the way they do.
- Any opening on their body is fair game (think noses and ears). My son shoved a piece of wet wipe in his ear and a straw up his nose.
- Their mouths are hiding places for just about everything. My son has put in fingers, toes, cars, and old food is all fair game.
- Toilet paper is fun. Fun to run around with and fun for putting in toilets and flushing to watch the roll unroll quickly and giggle.
- Every discovery is brand new. Seriously hide your really personal stuff. They will find it and use it against you at the worst times. Picture breast pump on child’s lips while he runs around yelling “beado beado” like a minion while you have company or finding a pad stuck on the bathroom wall because he thinks it’s a giant sticker. Seriously, I can’t make this stuff up.
- Parrots have nothing on toddlers, seriously. Those words you use when you are angry and pissed off, yep those. They know them all and they are not afraid to use them. At. The. Worst. Times. Ever. Not the best parenting day when your toddler calls the cashier a “b*itch” while smiling.
- They think farts and bodily noises are hilarious. They will laugh big old belly laughs. Then you will laugh with them until your sides hurt. Then someone will burp or fart again and it starts all over.
- No matter what you have planned, even if you gave yourself plenty of time. The moment you are walking out the door will be when your toddler wants something you can’t find and will have a complete meltdown until you find it. It’s also the time when you have them completely dressed in a snowsuit when they tell you they have to pee.
- Food is almost a battle you don’t want to even start. They loved bananas 3 seconds ago and now they are spitting it out saying yuck. I remember my daughter when she was 3, asking me to peel the skin off of her hotdog. Also, the colour of a cup or plate can literally be the difference between food and drink being eaten and your toddler in a tantrum pile on the floor.
- Having a toddler means never having a dull moment in your house and lots of laughter (and mess).
Can you think of any other fun things toddlers can or will do to add to my list?