I have to admit, toddlers do and say some pretty funny stuff, but they also have some annoying habits.
Strangers often look at me when I’m with my kids and say aw, those (referring to toddler years) were my favorite. You look up, and they’re grown. I’d love to share their sentiment, but as they attempt to walk down memory lane with me, my kids are hitting and slapping each other.
Some of their habits are cute and endearing. But some are just plain annoying.
These are my LEAST favorite.
Asking For Something as Soon as You Sit Down
When my mother in law comes over during meal time, one of the first things she does is to tell me to sit down. I’d love to sit and enjoy my meal, but for some reason, as soon as I do, SOMEONE NEEDS SOMETHING.
It’s like they have an alarm that goes off in their heads that says, “When Mommy sits down, I must ask for something.”
Crankiness Before & After a Nap
If you have a three-nager, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. The moments up to a nap are unbearable. They whine if you offer them something.
The whining continues if you take it away. They whine if you ignore them. Or if you ask them a question.
Then you finally get some peace and quiet. They wake up and….the cycle begins again.
Bring Me Half Eaten Snacks & Call it Sharing
I’ve gotten hip to their game. Most of the time when they say, “Here Mommy, you can have it” that means they no longer want it.
Tonight, my five-year-old asked me if I needed help with my dinner. I politely declined and told her I could feed myself. Then she proceeded to nibble on her cracker and feed me the crumbs. Does this ever happen to anyone else?
This could include a variety of gross things. Putting a snotty tissue back in the tissue box. Spitting up then playing in it. Digging in the dirt and eating it. Picking their nose. Come on, please tell me my toddlers aren’t the only gross ones.
Making a Mess my Makeup
This has happened more than once. I let my guard down, and they got into it. And drew on their faces. Don’t they know how expensive it is?
Not Asking Their Daddy for Something when I am Busy
For some reason, kids think that moms can do it all.
I know, I thought the same thing when I was little.
It’s still annoying when they ask me for things repeatedly, while their dad is sitting in the same room. What is that about?
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