Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Toddler Dictionary

So, someone on facebook put up a "Toddler Dictionary" .. which was a little like tearing the seams of my motherly heart.

I added to her list generously.

  • This is what the following terms actually mean to parents of toddlers:
  • The Perfect Storm: Toddler in front of visiting la-di-dah guests.
  • The Merchant of Venice: Toddler trying to get a toy that you promised him/her 2 weeks ago.
  • The Greek Tragedy: Toddler denied their basic human right to pull your nose while you are trying to change a diaper in a crowded airport rest room after a 12 hour flight.
  • Illiad and Odyssey: The Stories of our motherly lives.
  • The Secret Garden: That place in your house where all your clips, pens and other assorted items vanish, but which you will never ever discover until the movers arrive.
  • What Katy Did: What your child will NEVER do.
  • Five on a Secret Mission: Toddler with Grandparents
  • Mahabharata: Two toddlers who want the same toy.
  • Mission Impossible: An unharried toddler parent
  • The Avengers: Toddlers whose TV time has been taken from them by "Angry Parents"
  • Slumdog Millionaire: Toddler's world view of his parents.
  • The Godfather: Toddler's worldview of self.
  • Gone with the Wind: Toddler's look when you ask, "Where is X?" X can be anything from their pyjamas to your diamond ring.
  • It Happened One Night: 
  • Ithaca: The parent's worldview of when a child will reach adulthood.
  • Life is Beautiful: That moment when, at night, the child puts their tiny arms around your neck.

What's your list?


rainboy said...

I don't have a list but your list is beautiful :)

have a nice day .

How do we know said...

And Rainboy is back! Good to see you back after ages. I miss the old bloggers. Thank you for dropping by.