Don’t you just love those special moments when a child walks up to you and in the blink of an eye you realize they have the capability to completely rock your world based on what is in their hand? I certainly have “loved” those moments.
Here are ten things you hope to never find in your toddler’s hands (but probably have):
- A half-eaten, fully-melted Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. #itmeltsinyourhand
- Scissors. No, just no. Stop trying to cut the Otter Pop by yourself.
- Your caseless iPhone. Unless it’s got an Otterbox on it, keep your filthy and highly uncoordinated HANDS OFF.
- Another kid’s pacifier. And we wonder how Hand, Foot and Mouth disease gets passed around at this age?
- The dog’s food. How many times do I have to tell you that it’s not a snack!
- The dog’s shit. Seriously? Of all the toys, paints and water spraying thing-a-ma-doohickies we own, this is what you chose to play with in the yard?
- Anything from my desk drawer, including but not limited to: sharpies, white-out, the stapler, the letter opener or other sharp or sticky objects. Stamps are not stickers!
- Your car keys….near the toilet. Perhaps a sign would help: This toilet is only paper friendly. Kids and keys do not mix.
- Matches. No one likes a pyro.
- Your favorite bag of freshly ground coffee hot off the grinder, open and primed for spilling all over the kitchen floor. PSA to toddlers everywhere: Do not EVER touch mommy’s coffee. You will not like the person she becomes.
What would you add?