I’m a first-time parent and as such, I’m basically just learning all this stuff as I go. One thing that I have learned pretty quickly is that toddlers are a bossy bunch. I’ve decided that a large part of it stems from the fact that they have limited speech capabilities and can only focus on the words that will get them the things they need and want. Who needs prepositions? I’m pretty sure toddlers genuinely believe that if they shout something loud enough or repeat it often enough, their wishes will be granted… or at least I’m pretty sure that’s what my toddler believes.
We don’t give in to a good chunk of her emphatic requests (“Chochate! Chochate mama!”), but most of the things my daughter says to boss my husband and I around aren’t particularly rude and, in fact, a lot of them are pretty endearing. So I thought I’d share a few here! I’m sure soon enough the bossiness will be less cute, but for now I kind of think these emphatic requests are a little bit cute.
Has your toddler started being bossy yet?
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