with Lynne and Leslie

Things Not to Take Your Toddler’s Word For

by SweetMidlife

Lynne here.

Ah, toddlers. Every day they learn more, and gain more confidence in their capabilities, so much so, that they will declare to you their fitness to do new things. Sometimes, you need to step back and guardedly let them spread their wings. Other times, no. Below are some of those second kind. Don’t trust your toddler when:

They offer to cut your hair

 

When they want to drive your car. Even when the insist that they DID learn that at preschool.

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When he says that he is in fact Ironman and Ironman doesn’t need naps.

He was Nick Fury once though.

He was Nick Fury once though.

When he says that he can slice his own apple. With a regular knife.

 

When he offers to call someone for you, since he can’t read and my husband’s at work number is not 445 6+= @@@@@@@@@@

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When he says that he can carry a watermelon. He used to be a baby. He is NOT Baby from “Dirty Dancing”.

He wants to get stuff down from you off of a high shelf. I don’t want to even think about what his plan was for that.

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If the internet goes out and he says that he can fix it. No.

When he insists that you will change your mind about him having a second lollipop. Go with the thing in your brain that says, “No, I won’t”.

Never gonna get it never gonna get it, NEver gonna get it, never gonna get it, NEver gonna get it never gonna get it Never gonna get it, You'll never get it

Never gonna get it never gonna get it, NEver gonna get it, never gonna get it, NEver gonna get it never gonna get it
Never gonna get it,
You’ll never get it

 

This is not a comprehensive list. What do you parents/caretakers/aunts/uncles/posse of toddlers have to add to it?

 


4 Responses to “Things Not to Take Your Toddler’s Word For”

  1. niknak411@yahoo.com' Best Friend Nikki says:

    Well, once when I hurt my back, my nephew insisted he could carry me to the sofa. I think he was 3 at the time. So…that would be a big ol’ NO for the carrying me bit.

    Btw…I’m slightly jealous that the boy pulled off Nick Fury better than I did. #nickfuryaintsupposedtobeadorable

  2. I can see mine asking me to do all of these. Actually, half the time no one would bother asking, they’d just do it and to heck with the consequences!
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