Babies are pretty easy going, but toddlers? Well, they’re a different breed. I’m totally loving the toddler stage for the most part thus far, but one thing that isn’t my favorite is the ever growing list of things my toddler hates. At least once a week I learn something new about her preferences and pickiness for this, that or the other. Check out a little snippet of her current list of dislikes…
What does your toddler hate?
10 Things My Toddler Hates 1 of 11
A snippet of the ever growing list of things that my toddler hates.
Hugs 2 of 11
Ain't nobody got time for that. Hugging my toddler is like trying to hug a nervous cat - so much wiggling in an attempt to escape.
Sleep 3 of 11
Crying it out has kind of become her thing. She does it for the first five minutes (sometimes less) after I leave her room every night and every nap. She just doesn't want to sleep and chance missing out on anything, but she won't fall asleep until I leave! A true toddler paradox.
Sitting still 4 of 11
There are places to go, people to see, toys to dump out! Must keep moving!
Cleaning up 5 of 11
While my toddler is pretty pro at dumping toys out, she has yet to master the clean up part. Occasionally I can get her to drop a toy or two into a bin, but mostly she doesn't like to stop what she's doing long enough to clean up (see above).
Jackets 6 of 11
immediately pulls them off and places on her head. Because obviously jackets are way more practical when they're worn on your head.
Anything green 7 of 11
My kid can sniff out a vegetable from miles away. Sometimes I think I'm being tricky by mixing veggies in with something else and she will eat around the veggies and then remove them from her mouth and hand them back to me. Thanks. I really wanted those.
Hair accessories 8 of 11
She's probably lost like half the hair she's ever grown due to aggressively pulling hair clips out hair and all...and headbands? Forget about it! Most hair accessories last about a half hour on a really good day.
Our refusal of her requests for sweets 9 of 11
Girlfriend has a sweet tooth like you wouldn't believe. On our family vacation last week she learned what chocolate was and ever since she points is out and gets super upset when we deny her insistent little pleas for, "Cho-chate! Cho-chate!"
Wearing pants 10 of 11
Who need pants? That's what swimsuits and diapers are for!
Having patience 11 of 11
I really wanted Fern to learn how to say, "please," but now that she knows it, she will just repeat it over and over (...and over) again when she wants something. "Peeese! Peeese! Peeese!" And it's not really a polite kind of "please" it's a frantic and slightly bossy sounding "please." Oh well, I guess we'll just learn patience tomorrow.
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