10 things you’ll only understand if you’re the parent of a toddler

Walks in the park with your little one can sometimes be heartwarming (feeding the ducks) and other times hell (trying to jump in and swim with them).

You appreciate the fact that you don’t have to change their clothes as often, however they now have a strong opinion on what they’re wearing. ‘No you can’t wear your Spiderman/Peppa Pig top every single day…’

When you have somewhere to be you’ll be met with a grumpy teenager yet when you want a lie in they’ll use your bed as a trampoline.

The theme tune to their favourite TV show will be the song you can’t get out of your head (long ago it was Kylie’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head).

Somedays you’ll wish they’d grow up quicker; others you’ll desperately want them to slow down.

Their demand for snacks is never ending; you really should have bought shares in Sun-Maid raisins.

Potty training is one of the biggest challenges you’ve ever faced, however the moment they learned to use the toilet is one of your proudest moments.

It’s no surprise to you that adult colouring books have become so popular; your favourite activity is helping your toddler colour in their comics.

You are delighted with the fact that they now chatter non stop however their brutal honesty knows no bounds and there’s nothing you can do about it.

There is nothing more mortifying than telling your child that there are strictly no snacks allowed before dinner, and then them catching you with a mouthful of cake.



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