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.
When he says that he is in fact Ironman and Ironman doesn’t need naps.
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+= @@@@@@@@@@
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.
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”.
This is not a comprehensive list. What do you parents/caretakers/aunts/uncles/posse of toddlers have to add to it?