Inside the Brain of a Toddler: Part 2

toddler brainHaving a toddler surely inspires creativity. Look at all the Mom and Dad blogs out there. Who and what would we write about if we didn’t have these curious creatures in our lives?

I recently showcased a funny Dad blog post about what goes on inside the head of a toddler.

The picture to my left has been floating around Facebook the last few days.

This is yet another brilliant demonstration of both the creativity of toddler parents, and the ceaseless efforts of parents to try and understand them. Luckily, we can all laugh while trying, right?

Join me as we take a closer look at this image, won’t you?

Right behind the eyes is the “Phone Call-Interruption Ganglia.” This must be right at the front of the brain since it needs to be readily accessible. This one also develops early. Fuzz has made it his life’s work to make sure no phone call of mine lasts more than twenty-seven seconds.

In the center: “The Endless-Repetition Stem.” This sounds familiar. Word. Word. Word.

On the top left: “The Muppet-Appreciation Lobe:” I’m happy to report that on my toddlers, the Elmo portion is not burying the other muppets quite as deeply. Elmo is liked, but not worshiped in our home. Could it be because we insisted on showing them Old School Sesame Street instead of the current show? Maybe. Am I worried that they’re damaged by watching kids playing in an abandoned construction site (as mentioned in Tina Fey’s Bossypants)? Only a little.

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Does your toddler’s brain look just like this?

Photo: Cathryn Callander

 

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