The only way to predict a toddler’s meltdowns is just to expect that you could have a meltdown at any minute. It’s true, of course, and that way you don’t fall down the rabbit hole of believing there has to be an actual reason.
Feelings are the reason, and your little ones have a ton of those, all the time, and just a small body to hold them – which is how these 10 priceless moments came into being.
10. It’s a no any time, though, right?
Like…the Target germs aren’t ok, either.
Wouldn’t let him lick the bottom of my shoe…after I had been to Walmart.
— Shay Holland (@ShayKHolland) May 9, 2019
9. I, too, hate wearing pants to the store.
This kid is relatable.
I put “long socks” on him, wouldn’t let him wear snow boots, and made him wear pants to the store.
— Caitie (@caitievorps) May 9, 2019
8. Those are all distressing.
How big is the dog?
I tried to wipe his nose.
I won’t let him ride the dog.
No gummy bears for breakfast.
I put his shirt on before his shorts.
— R △⃒⃘ (@TiredMommyJD) May 9, 2019
7. It’s very specialized knowledge.
Don’t beat yourself up.
Me w/ my 5 yr old:
– I misidentified a Torosaurus as a Triceratops. (Both have 3 horns, wtf?)
– I mispronounced “Parasaurolophus”
– I accidentally said, “archeologist” instead of “paleontologist” And then kept it up out of spite even after he corrected me
He likes dinosaurs.
— Deana Robb (@deana_robb) May 9, 2019
6. I think we all saw this coming.
Fool me once…
3 wanted to ride his bike to pickup his brother at school.
Then he didn’t want to.
Then he was pissed he wasn’t riding his bike.
In the end, he rode his bike, but decided he was “done” halfway there.
— Cool Buttons (@cool_buttons) May 9, 2019
5. Bugs and brothers, am I right?
Basically double trouble.
-butterfly flew within 15 feet of her
-too many flying bugs on our hike
-didn’t understand concept of bug spray
-brother was looking at her
-brother wasn’t looking at her
-brother was hiding from her
-couldn’t find a big enough rock to make “big splash” in lake
— Mark Twain in the Membrane (@bluster_rhymes) May 9, 2019
4. Pick the best looking soldiers and send them into battle.
Maybe say a prayer, just in case.
Heaven help you if the banana/cracker/cheese/other food item you’ve just handed them breaks.
— Festive Sunny (Heather) (@ragdoll_riot) May 9, 2019
3. You just have to laugh.
Otherwise you’ll cry yourself.
His sister was looking out HIS window.
— Krys (@KrysA59) May 9, 2019
2. Even suggestions are not allowed.
Also, never peel the banana without asking.
The dog was sitting on the dog bed
I wouldn’t let her watch Peppa on my phone ( it was on the tv)
I peeled her banana
Her peach yogurt had orange things in it
I suggested that she not wear snow boots on and 80 degree day
— Heather #BLM (@dishs_up) May 9, 2019
1. I mean a little wouldn’t hurt him.
Just imagine he was like the 3rd kid.
20 month Alexander was not permitted to drink bathtub water. Snarl crying ensued.
— Charles McGuire (@c_mcguire1982) May 9, 2019
I love hearing these stories about other people’s kids – it makes me feel less alone!
What was the last mental breakdown over nothing you dealt with at home? Tell us about it in the comments!