Toddlers have a particular kind of wisdom that is often overlooked by the fact that they’re highly emotionally unstable. If you take the time to really dissect the toddler behavior, however, you will see that there is much to learn from your tiny little mood machine…
Love your body.
Company over? In a public place? Somebody just make you put clothes on? SCREW IT, TAKE THOSE CLOTHES OFF. Your body is beautiful and a gift that should be given to everyone. (Please note there may be some legal repercussions here if you try this one out in your local Target. The message is the same: love thyself.)
Fight for what you want.
Even if it’s just the blue cup instead of the red cup. You’re good enough, you’re smart enough, and doggone it, people like you (and want you to have the blue cup of your dreams)!
Don’t take “no” for an answer.
Also refuse to take “maybe,” “we’ll see,” “for the love just please stop talking,” “MAMA JUST NEEDS SOME ALONE TIME,” or muffled whimpers for answer either.
A cute smile goes a long way.
Even if you’ve been, like, a huge jerk all day. Just saying.
Yep, mommy does have a soft belly. Thanks for pointing that out. That man is wearing a silly hat. I bet he’s delighted to hear that. Oh no, he said “wow does she think!” and not anything about your odor. He’s admiring your brain. We have to go.
Let someone else take care of you.
Sometimes mysterious and invisible injuries can only be fixed by a kiss and a snuggle. Let yourself be kissed and snuggled, even if your wounds aren’t visible to the naked eye.
Because, let’s face it, you’re the coolest person you know. Except for maybe your mom.