Is Your Tot a Hooligan?

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    1: He loves a good fight

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: He loves a good fight Notice how food fights, or toddler food throwing, coincides with the day spaghetti is served? The higher the staining or splattering ability of the meal, the higher your chances food will be thrown.

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    2: She enjoys hanging around in her underwear

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: She enjoys hanging around in her underwear While the hooligan likes to watch football in his ‘tighty whities,’ your toddler will do any activity clad in a diaper. Hey, there is something refreshing and freeing about not wearing pants.

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    3: He challenges authority

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: He challenges authority The drunken hooligan will step up to a police officer with the same blind disregard for authority as an overly tired toddler to his parents at bedtime. A good night’s sleep usually gives both parties some clarity.

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    4: She throws bottles

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: She throws bottles Okay, one is filled with beer, the other milk, but they both want the same thing: some attention and to let you know they’re feeling wild. Thankfully toddlers grow out of the bottle-throwing phase. Hooligans are in it for life.

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    5: He's a sore loser

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: He's a sore loser Hooligans are notorious for causing damage and starting riots when the home team loses. Similarly, toddlers will throw a wailing fit when they lose a toy or have to wait in line for their turn.

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    6: She likes to play dress-up

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: She likes to play dress-up The hooligan will dress up in his favorite team’s colors or jersey and paint his face. Toddler’s usually don’t have an allegiance to a franchise sports team, yet, but prefer costumes of mythical creatures, firemen and, if nothing else is around, their parents’ clothing.

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    7: He likes to streak

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: He likes to streak A fan running naked across a soccer field might get arrested for his attempt at two minutes of fame. Luckily toddler nudity is both legal and cute (as long as he grows out of it by middle school).

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    8: She likes to party in numbers

    8 ways tots are like hooligans from Animal House: She likes to party in numbers The bigger the crowd, the wilder the party. Two year-old birthday parties can be louder, crazier and more destructive than crowds at play-off games. The more toddlers (or hooligans) you have in the same room, the greater the odds you’ll be taking someone to the Emergency Room or putting out a fire.

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