Monday, May 6, 2013


To a two year old, "no" can mean any of the following:
  • Yes
  • Feed me
  • I'm all done
  • Give me more
  • I love you
  • I am very disappointed in you
  • I want to play outside
  • Take me inside
  • I want a cookie
  • I want cheese
  • I want a gorilla
  • Read me this book
  • Don't you dare even touch that book
  • That is mine
  • It's all mine
  • Hug me
  • Don't you get within 5 feet of me
  • Maybe
  • I need to use the potty
  • I already peed in my underwear
  • I am not tired
  • I am not yet done with my nap
  • Please help me put on my shoes
  • I am putting my shoes on all by myself so don't even look at me
  • Orange is my favorite color
  • I don't like orange

It is confusing to be the parent of a two year old. It must be even more confusing to actually be a two year old.

Today's Lesson: At times, it is confusing to be a parent of a child of any age. It's a good thing they're cute.


Motleymommy said...

hahahahahaha....were you at my house this weekend? He is a cutie!

Kristin said...

James is getting close to that stage! I am SO looking forward to it!

Jenny F. Scientist, PhD said...

Oh my word. So true. And I have an 18-month-old right now, so NO also means "I didn't learn to say yes yet." Contrary little critters!

Alex said...

So funny! Ah yes, I just told my 18 month old that it

Alex said...

Oops - forgot to finish. Just told her that it is a very good thing she is so cute! I think it's their primary defense...