It is a known fact that kids are not any kind of reasonable before they hit a certain age – and after that, it’s still touch and go. When it comes to toddlers and preschoolers, though, pretty much anything goes.
They’ve got big emotions and no real vocabulary or other way to get them out, and so we, their parents, get to love them through even the worst days.
Which these 17 kids are definitely having – unreasonable, thy name is toddler!
1. Minds are mysterious places.
“My son once woke up crying because paper towels are rectangular-shaped and not triangular.
I had to fold a paper towel into a triangle for him to go back to sleep.”
2. To be fair that is kind of freaky.
“I bought this adorable princess potty that played music and clapping noises when the sensor got wet.
The first time my daughter peed on the potty she started shrieking because she thought the music was coming out of her butt!”
3. She probably forgot already.
“My 2-year-old got mad that someone took a bite out of her strawberry.
It was her. She took a bite out of her strawberry.”
4. I mean that is frustrating.
“He got offended that his ice cream was too cold.”
5. That is definitely a moment you can’t give in.
“I was at a hibachi restaurant when the 3-year-old girl at the table across from us had a meltdown because her mom said she couldn’t eat the gum that was stuck under the table.”
6. Where do they come up with this stuff?
“When my daughter was 4, she spent a couple weeks really angry with me that I didn’t name her ‘Russell.'”
7. Sometimes you have to just walk away.
“My toddler started screaming because he wanted to go inside the bathroom.
The bathroom door was open. And when I said he could go in, he started screaming even louder!”
8. Maybe that kind of seems weird the first time you realize.
“My 4-year-old daughter absolutely lost it because I couldn’t take her skin off. HER SKIN.”
9. I would have let that one go.
“My 3-year-old daughter once had a meltdown because I wouldn’t let her shove a tampon in her nose.”
10. Time for an anatomy lesson.
“My toddler cried on more than one occasion because the bottoms of his legs had bumps.
The bumps were his ankles.”
11. I mean it is kind of creepy.
“I once had a 9-year-old in my class become upset during our ‘life cycle of humans’ unit when they found out they had eggs inside them.”
12. Wow. That is some commitment.
“My daughter cried for months every time we opened the door because it opened from the right — she wanted it to open from the left.”
13. There’s no logic in a toddler’s mind.
“My 3-year-old cried because her bathing suit got wet when we went swimming.”
14. Sometimes your feelings just don’t make sense, and that’s okay.
“My little cousin cried because his games were ‘too fun.’
So we took them away, and he started crying again.”
15. Yeah that’s a hard no.
“My kid threw a screaming tantrum when I wouldn’t let her lick the raw meat I was defrosting.”
16. She wants what she wants.
“My 2-year-old had a sobbing meltdown because her brother had bird poop on his window and she didn’t.”
I’m laughing with them, not at them.
What’s the most unreasonable crap your preschooler has ever hit you with? Share it with us in the comments!