Toddlers are mysterious creatures.
With their chubby hands and lack of ankles, they can often be mistaken for highly complex beings, interested in calculated pursuits like hijacking your technology and strategically interrupting your sleep.
But when it comes down to it, toddlers are very, very simple. In fact, we think that every interaction you have with your toddler can be boiled down to five basic conversations, that take place across a (wide) variety of scenarios.
Below are the five core conversations you have with your toddler:
…Can I have it?
Toddler: Can I have it?
Toddler: But I really, really want it.
Parent: I know, but unfortunately, you can’t have it.
Toddler: Perhaps you misheard me. I want it, very much please.
Parent: I heard you. But no, you cannot have it.
Parent: *thinks toddler may have understood*
Toddler: I WANT IT.
Parent: No, do not throw a tantrum. You cannot have it. We've been through this.
Toddler: BUT. I. WANT. IT. NOW. PLEEEASE.