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7 Habits of Highly Annoying Toddlers

By Meredith Carroll |

Annoying toddler

All toddlers are not created equal. Some are way more annoying than others.

There’s so much that’s delightful about parenting. And there’s a near-equal amount that’s totally annoying. If you’ve ever found the missing box of crayons in the dryer after the clothes are done, you understand just how annoying parenting can be.

Sometimes it’s new dads who are thoroughly annoying in the annoying-parenting scenario. But oftentimes it’s the kids. Toddlers, in particular.

Behold 7 habits of highly annoying toddlers:

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Parenting A Toddler Can Be As Annoying As It Gets

Take & Toss Cups

Toddlers don’t seem to realize these cups aren’t literally meant to be tossed. On the floor. Out of their car seats. Off the high chair tray.
And yet highly annoying toddlers will chuck their cups (and their pacifiers and their toys and their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack) whenever possible, but especially when you aren’t in a position to retrieve/replace it in the blink of an eye.
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About Meredith Carroll


Meredith Carroll

Meredith C. Carroll is an award-winning columnist and writer based in Aspen, Colorado. She can be found regularly on the Op-Ed page of The Denver Post. From 2005-2012 her other column, "Meredith Pro Tem" ran in several newspapers, as well as occasionally on The Huffington Post since 2009. Read more about her (or don’t, whatever) at her website. Read bio and latest posts → Read Meredith's latest posts →

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  1. Monica Bielanko says:

    Loved this.

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