We toddlers are fascinatingly funny little creatures, aren’t we? our mummy’s could observe us in our natural habitat for hours, as we go about our busy ways, climbing on everything and having a whole load of fun making a mess of all the things they just tidied away. It is soooo brilliant to suddenly become much more mobile, and have all these opportunities to find new things to meddle with that aren’t our boring day-to-day toys.
And of course, once we’ve found something we like doing, we do it again and again…and again. So from my mummy’so ongoing observations of my actions, here’s ten toddler habits that she’s spotted (all very sweet, but ever-so-slightly strange i have to admit, but hey that’s me):
1. Wanting to wear shoes with everything, especially pyjamas. I love take them to mummy or daddy toput on, saying ‘shaaaooes!’ well if mummy wants to buy tonnes of them for me, she should expect me to want to wear those lovely little flippers.
2. Dancing along joyfully on the spot to music and clapping. god I can throw some shapes.
3. Alerting big people to the fact that it’s been about twenty minutes since my last meal by dragging my table and chair or sometimes the vegetable rack, towards her.
4. Unselfconsciously sticking my hand down mummy’s top and while rummaging around for a boob, exposing her bra, in public. And i wasn't even breastfeed: it’s more of a hint to her.
5. throwing whatever is to hand very hard at the TV or our dog. He needs to learn to move faster in my opinion.
6. pooping in my nappy and finding someone to sit upon to squidge it. Spreading the love man!
7. As well as calling the man himself Daddy, I’ll use the word to refer to a whole host of other thingsiincluding birdies, the park and most recently, a goat on TV. “nana’ is also not only to reference those yellow lovelies but is good for all fruit.
8. Bringing the remote over and nudging the oldies until they put on the only pig i ever wanna know. EVER, i mean she is quite simply awesome.
9. Emptying cupboards and drawers in seconds, then innocently saying ‘uh oh!’ if I'm caught, which i usually am. mummy's really do have eyes in the back of their heads.
10. Never wanting to sit down in the bath. Especially vital when my hair is being washed.
I just want to say to an older version of myself who may potentially be reading this – sorry if any of this is deeply embarrassing, it’s not meant to be. But remember you are only nearly two, and can't be responsible for your behaviour at such a young age.
From talking with toddlers of a similar age to me, these all seem to be pretty universal observation right?! So are there any more I’ve missed? What’s the oddest thing you do?...