I saw this list from Hollow Tree Ventures today and I couldn’t help but think: we have the same toddler. And then when I read her hilarious post, I thought, we really have the same toddler. And it’s almost serendipitous, that this came my way today, because I was this close (fingers 1mm apart) to having my baby’s head examined. Like seriously, ‘why are you so bossy?’
My toddler’s demands for the day:
Take your hat off.
Take your sunglasses off.
Get me new pants. Not those ones. These ones.
Read it to me.
Tell it to me.
I want a snack.
Come play with me.
Not that one. This one. Not like that. Mine.
This is yours. (It’s either the smallest one, least tastiest, a color she doesn’t care for, something she has no interest in, a crumb.)
I want naan. (Her word for boob)
Naani. Naani naan. Naan!
(coloring with her) Not like that. Not this color. Like this.
(playing Duplo with her) Let me do it. Not this piece. Make it for me.
(playing Cloud dough with her) Don’t flatten it. Don’t break it. Don’t touch this one.
(telling her a story) Not a pink house. A polka-dotted house! No, not up the mountain. Up the volcano!
And to top the day off, I am not allowed to like zebras because that’s her thing. Same goes for elephants and the character Loopy, from her favorite book. But I am allowed to like camels. And the green sidekick dog, that no one would probably want to be if they were able to choose.
Anyone else have demanding, bossy toddlers?