There is a kind, delusional group of people in society who believe children cry for legitimate reasons.
“Their feelings are valid,” these people will tell you over a decaf matcha latte.
But the rest of us know the complete opposite to be true, toddlers cry over anything and everything.
There is no pattern to these tantrums – it’s a mystery to mankind.
So on Monday, when Mamamia posted an image of a viral tweet to Instagram, parents were quick to respond.
In the tweet, a man named Hal described the completely irrational reasons his toddler cried throughout the week.
Like the bath being “too wet” and not being allowed to have syrup for breakfast.
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In the name of honest parenting, here are just a few rational reasons why toddlers cried this week.
- “His brother was looking out his window in the car.”
- “Her (plain, tap) water was too spicy.”
- “I wasn’t able to turn the sun off.”
- “I put peanut butter on her toast when she asked for peanut butter toast.”
- “She couldn’t put a second pair of gumboots on over her gumboots.”
- “Put his socks on his feet not his hands.”
- “Put his empty cup in the sink.”
- “Said no he could not brush the dog’s teeth, with his toothbrush.”
- “He cried that his toast was toasted.”
- “I’m not a mermaid. Daily tantrum reason that her mum is not a mermaid.”
- “Our cat was looking at his new Paw Patrol couch!”
- “The dog sat when he asked it to sit.”
- “I couldn’t remember what the dream was about that he had – I was in it so I should have known!”
- “I wouldn’t let her wear just her swimmers and a cropped t-shirt with no shoes to vivid tonight.”
- “His ice block was too cold.”
- “He couldn’t pack his auntie’s dog in his suitcase to bring back to Australia.”
- “He didn’t want to eat a cupcake because it had a bite out of it… a bite that he took.”
Parenting is fun.
Now go turn the sun off, would you?
What has your toddler cried about this week? Tell us in the comments below.