10 Reasons That I Wish I Was A Toddler


It was a bad night for mommy. The terrible twos have blown through our home like a tornado & have left exhaustion & frustration in its wake. Tonight was especially rough. Mai had a meltdown that lasted from the moment I came home until I tucked her into her crib. Collapsing on the couch with a beer and a headache got me thinking. What is my little girl so distressed about? I have to say I think that she has it pretty good. I would not mind being in her shoes for a few days.

Here are 10 reasons that I wish I could be Mai.

1.  I would wear footie pajamas every day. I used to joke with my husband all the time that I wish I could spend all day in footie pajamas like Mai did. My hubby obliged & last mother’s day I ended up with a pair of these.


2. Chubby belly & thighs are considered cute. If this were only true for me, I would be considered a goddess.

3. Running around naked is acceptable. I am sort of a nudist. If it was socially acceptable, I might never put clothes on.

4. Napping  I don’t understand why my daughter fights napping so much . It is wonderful. You don’t realize how much you love a good nap until you can’t take them when you want anymore.

5. You can get away with wearing anything. As adults we are always so self-conscious of our appearance & what other people think of it. I am guessing I could not get away with this mis-matched ensemble that daddy put her in one day.


6. Everything you do is funny, smart & cute. I can’t remember the last time someone oohed & aaahed over me smelling my own feet or farting. It just doesn’t happen. 

7. If you pee or poop in your pants it is not embarrassing. Ok, ok, it is not that I do these things, but if I did it would be nice to know that someone would be ready with a pack of water wipes & some powder to wipe my bum down with.

8. When you are mad, you can throw a tantrum. As adults we often have to suppress these feelings which leave us stressed. How wonderful would it be to have a toddler-like tantrum & throw things & pound your fists on the floor? I would like to try this at work tomorrow & see what happens.

9. You can eat like a slob. How fun would it be to enjoy your food so whole heartedly? I would drop food all over myself & not bat an eyelash.


10. The world is your playground. One thing that I find so wonderful about my daughter is that everything is so new & exciting to her. Things that we take for granted, fill her with such wide-eyed wonder. I would love to be able to see things again through a child’s eyes.

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I am loving wife to my best friend & mommy to our smarty pants little girl, who loves to learn, craft & play. I am an artist, a crafter & I am Pinterest addict. When I first started my blog it was meant to be an outlet for my Pinterest addiction. I was looking to inspire & be inspired. What it became was a wonderful journey for me & my daughter in which we chronicle our activities, crafts, lessons & a hefty slice of our life. Please join us as we navigate through this wonderful thing called motherhood.
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32 Responses to 10 Reasons That I Wish I Was A Toddler

  1. Bre says:

    Oh those tantrum days are so trying. I feel for ya. Glad you could find some humor in it though – that always helps! Love the mismatched outfit from dad – that happens in our house every Saturday. I almost feel like I need to take photos of socially acceptable outfits so my husband can get it right! Ha!

  2. Oh man – I would love to have a nap everyday! 🙂

  3. Oh god I have had too many of these days to count and you are so right, definitely better to be a toddler then mom on these days for sure 🙂

  4. kasandria says:

    LOL I’m right there with you! Can we go back?

  5. Jen Andrade says:

    This is the best post ever! Footed jammies and naps, YES please! Being an adult is overrated!

  6. You are so funny! I hadn’t really thought about it before but I would totally love to be a toddler too!

  7. Nicole says:

    Reason #403598340958 I want to be a toddler: So that someone will carry me and my luggage while traveling. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Haha I wish I was a toddler, so I could NAP all day. Thanks for the fun post. Visiting from Google+. 🙂

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  9. Just a Mum says:

    Ha, I would love a nap each day – actually I may just nap all day – get fed and lovingly put down for more napping….. newly following you from Bloggy Moms, would love you to check me out and on FB http://www.facebook.com/justamumnz to increase my sad looking likes! 😀

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  11. Thank you for a much needed laugh – this was great!

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  13. Meghan Jackson says:

    I would love to be a toddler too! Can we can we can we? And do not forget being able to make a mess of our toys (and making the apartment look like a tornado hit it) and have someone else clean up after ourselves.

  14. Carissa says:

    Haha! I loved this sooooo much! I’m sharing on Facebook 🙂

  15. These were so much fun! I think I need me some of those footed jammies!! Thanks for joining us in the Monthly Review Linkup this month!

  16. This is perfect haha! I love it 🙂

  17. fitnessmomwinecountry says:

    Just for the “napping alone” I wish I were a toddler…! 🙂

  18. I am smack dab in the midst of the terrible twos – I have been since my son was 15 months. He’ll be 3 in July and we’re still at it. I treasure the mini-breaks that I get when he doesn’t have a tantrum for a week or so. I wish I were a toddler too! The napping, the enjoyment of the simple things in life – how great it was!

    This is definitely a great post! Thanks so much for sharing on Turn It Up Tuesday! We love having you! 🙂

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