Sometimes our kids do silly things. Sometimes they do things that are nothing but nonsense. And sometimes they do things that make every parent wonder ‘why is this happening?!!’.
(Before I wrote a just-for-fun post about the signs of being a parent to young children)
Just for fun, I’ve put together a few that I have experienced (over and over). Be sure to add your own in the comments!
1- The kids have the whole house to play but choose to play within 5 feet of whatever you are doing or trying to clean up.
2- When they say your name 12 times in a row to get your attention, then if/when you finally reply they say nothing (or, the classic “I love you” which is great, but makes you feel guilty for being upset at the nagging 😉
3 – They won’t eat unless the food being served is EXACTLY how it is typically served to them. “This looks different” is the common reaction.
4- They expect you to read their minds. Even though they wanted their pizza slice cut up the last time, this time they wanted to eat it whole, so when you serve it in pieces (having not read their mind) they lose it.
5- When they want to do things themselves (get on their own clothes/shoes, pour their own milk, climb into the car seat) it’s always when you need to get out the door quickly or are running late.
6 – When one parent is sitting 1 foot away, and the other parent is further away, they will ask the parent who is further away to pass them something/get them something that is actually closer to the other parent.
7 – They will guarantee a delayed/abnormally difficult bed time routine when you are trying to get them to sleep because you have plans. (How do they always know?!)
8 – If they don’t finish their snack/food right away and leave it, they will eventually (2 hours later) come back looking for it. When they discovered you ate it or cleaned it up, they demand their piece of food back.
9- Potty talk is the most hilarious thing in a kids’ world and they take every opportunity to say potty words. Ok, wait, I kinda understand this one – farting is funny.
10- Why no matter what they do we love them more than anything in the world (ok, we don’t ask ‘why’ too often when it comes to loving them. We know. They stole our hearts long ago).