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10 Toddler Rules You Must Follow

April 4, 2017

Toddlers are known to have particular preferences and my daughter is no exception. Here are the absolute toddler rules my toddler demands of me and herself.  If you ever meet me and my daughter, you’ll want to follow these rules, too.

10 Absolute Toddler Rules

  1. If mom’s head is laying down on a pillow, toddler must lay down in the opposite direction next to her (why, hello feet!).
  2. Water droplets on the skin is considered a mess. Scooping water out of a bowl onto the floor is not.
  3. All doors must be opened and closed by toddler. Same goes for light switches.
  4. See that car seat high up in the SUV?  Toddler will not sit in it unless toddler has climbed into the car seat by herself.
  5. Toddler must take a bite out of each and every cracker (or fruit) on her plate before picking one to finish off.  This includes each Veggie Pizza Bites.
  6. If a blank piece of paper is placed on her drawing table, she must go and doodle on it.  That takes top priority.
  7. If toddler is in the hallway, stairwell, or a room with an echo…toddler will emit a loud “ah, ah, ah” and revel in the acoustics.
  8. Anytime someone in her vicinity farts, burps, or yawns, she will announce it to the entire world whoever will listen.  It’s up to you to confirm or deny it.
  9. Everyday is a good day to sing and dance.  These must include Wheels on the Bus, Five Little Monkeys, and the Itsy Bitsy Spider.
  10. All music must be played handsome men with a violin and piano. Ok, handsome men is my opinion, not my toddler’s, but she loves Henry along with me. How can you not like a talented musician who plays both the violin and piano?


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What absolute toddler rules does your toddler abide by?  Please comment and share!


  • Oh yes to the climbing into their own car seat, which when it’s raining is a pain in the bum! #BloggerClubUK

    • Paula

      It’s been rainy all week here! I’ve now mastered taking off toddler boots mid-climb!

  • Haha these are so funny. I was nodding along as I was reading ha #BloggerClubUk

  • barriebismark

    Ha! Funny! They are all very true!

  • I love them all but especially 1, 5 & 8. Great post! 🌟 Thank you for linking up to #ablogginggoodtime 🎉

  • Definitely true about the light switches. Never should have shown Peachy how those work. And a big yest to Itsy Bitsy Spider. That and Five Little Ducks are Peachy’s favourites. #ablogginggoodtime

    • Paula

      Oh, we love Five Little Ducks, too! We even have a whole rubber ducky family to act out the song!

  • lyliarose

    light on,light off, light on, light off, light on, light off… 😛 #thelistlinky

  • Ha ha, brilliant, my toddler loves some good acoustics too!

  • Becca

    Toddler must “do it himself” when you have 3 minutes to get out the door and must need “Mommy help please” when you are holding the hungry baby, dinner is ten minutes past done in the oven, and the Girl Scouts are at the door selling cookies.


    • Paula

      😆 somehow these toddler attributions show up at the most inconvenient times, don’t they

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