7 things only toddlers can get away with

All parents will agree, there is no creature more adorable on this earth than your own child.
However, it’s not all sleepy cuddles and gorgeous smiles, toddlers can be pretty gross as well..not to mention incredibly badly behaved.
Toddlers are capable of getting away with all sorts, however do these as an adult and I expect you will get a few funny looks!
7 things only toddlers can get away with….

1. Wiping snot on you – as a parent you automatically become a human hankerchief. You just got to love those slimey snot snails on your jeans. God help me if Leo develops hayfever this summer.
2. Force feeding you half eaten food – I’m all for sharing but I really don’t fancy eating your half chewed toast, thank you very much.
3. Throwing a tantrum in public – Oh sure, we have all felt like screaming the supermarket down for one reason or another but as an adult we are not permitted that luxury. However, as a toddler you are more than within your rights to scream in the trolley or jump up and down in a rage over..well..nothing!
4. Play with their own poo – if you saw an adult do this you would probably run in the other direction. Toddlers, however, attempt to make regular contact with their own faeces. Leo’s hands have to be kept occupied during changes otherwise they are straight down there searching for poo..so gross!
5. Farting on you – not as disgusting as number 4 but still pretty gross. If my husband did this I would not speak to him for a week!
6. Poking/prodding strangers – Leo loves everyone and he is not a shy boy. If we are stood by someone in touching distance then they should expect a friendly, but possibly unwelcome, prod from Leo. Unlike Leo, I doubt I would be greeted with smiles if I went around man handling strangers.
7. Smearing food over their face – yes it makes for a funny photo but the clean up operation that follows is not so fun. When I am done eating I just put my cutlery down, Leo rubs the last of his food all over his face, hair, ears..everywhere!
What gross/naughty things does your child do?
They may be hard work and icky at times but we love them all the same.
Mums' Days


  1. April 30, 2015 / 8:33 pm

    LOL my kids have done all of the above – thank goodness not the playing with poo one though. But al the rest for sure. And yes, only your precious tiny child could ever get away with doing any of these nasty things!! 🙂

  2. May 1, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    Haha oh yes. My youngest is into impromptu stranger cuddles at the moment, and if the person happens to be smaller than her then it tends to be more of a headlock than a cuddle. Cue mortification from me!!

  3. May 1, 2015 / 1:51 pm

    I have regularly been poked, grabbed etc in queues in shops and turn around to see who the hell is touching me. You are so right, if it was an adult, I would be a bit put out to say the least, but when you turn around and its a toddler with a big grin on their faces, how can you not melt? #TheList

  4. May 3, 2015 / 5:26 pm

    I know you're so right!My nephew spent the whole of a 2 hour flight hitting the man in front on the head and he didn't say a thing..if it had been my sister I think he would have had a thing or 2 things to say! Xx

  5. May 3, 2015 / 5:27 pm

    Mortifying but also kind of cute?!xx

  6. May 3, 2015 / 5:28 pm

    Ohh the poo fascination is very recent..I think it's because he's learnt to say poo poo!xx

  7. May 3, 2015 / 6:32 pm

    So true! I still have meltdowns in public at times and they're quite embarrassing, while a toddler usually gets away with this behavior. I am also a messy eater (due to severe clumsiness), though I don't smear food on my face. I for one don't want to do any of these things you mention though. #thelist

  8. May 5, 2015 / 2:49 pm

    maybe life would be better if we could act like toddlers sometimes? (minus the playing with poo part!) xx

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  10. May 7, 2015 / 8:26 pm

    Ha! Very funny and very true – only just this evening I was showing Reuben the two slug trails he had made on both of my sleeves. Just delightful. We're yet to get to point 4. Not looking forward to it though!
    Thanks for linking up lovely! #TheList xx

  11. May 10, 2015 / 4:31 pm

    Well point 4 seems to have just been a brief phase, thank god l!xx

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