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Hi there again! It’s J. You may remember that I took over mom’s blog awhile back and wrote in to the complaint department. Today I have another ax to grind. You see, it’s hard to be little. Oh wait, you don’t believe me? I’ve got plenty of proof!
When I first came home from the hospital, I had to cry to get anything. Diaper change? Cry. Need to eat? Cry. Overtired? Cry. Overstimulated, wanting put down, not happy with life in general? Cry.Cry.Cry. Those parents think they have it rough with a newborn in the house, but seriously – it’s hard to be little!
You’d think as you get a bit bigger things would get easier, but they don’t. It’s still hard to be little! Here are just a few examples:
- No one understands what you are saying.
- So then they don’t know what to bring you for food, and you get upset and cry.
- They don’t know what toys you want, so they get you the wrong one.
- They pick you up when you want to be left alone.
- You get put down for a nap when you want to stay awake.
- You’ll only be allowed to listen to your favorite song 20 times a day before someone turns it off.
- I happen to really like that song!!
- A loud noise scares you! (Mom calls them vacuums and blenders. I call them evil!!)
- Parents and others dress you in “cute” clothing that is far from cute!
- They make you hug and kiss people you want nothing to do with.
- Others play with your toys when you want to play alone.
- Your toys get taken away because you’re “getting too big for them”. (HA!)
- You’re forced to have a babysitter, when you know you’re actually a big boy!
- People baby talk and make silly faces at you for no reason.
- Strangers grab your cheeks in the supermarket. OUCH!
- Mommy and daddy will only read your favorite book to you 2-3 times each a day.
- What’s wrong with wanting to read the same book 50 times a day?
- They make you do silly activities when all you really want is to play alone.
- Others expect you to play alone, when you really want to do something fun!
- You get forced to spit things out of your mouth because they’re “not for baby!”
- If you don’t spit them out, you’re forced to get someone else’s finger shoved into your mouth. YUCK!
Really, I could go on and on – but I think you get the point. It’s hard to be little!
How to Proceed
Somehow I’ve learned in my short 15 months that being little means you often don’t get what you want. Mom still calls me her baby, but now sometimes she says toddler too. Maybe becoming a toddler means it won’t be so hard being little – but I’m not going to hold my breath. I have a bad feeling I’ll be back in the near future with more posts to keep you updated on how I’m doing. In the meantime, follow mom on Instagram to see how I’m keeping her on her toes!
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