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Ridiculous things that infuriate your toddler.

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MustardScreams Mon 13-May-19 18:47:47

Dd has a proper screamy meltdown on the walk home from nursery this evening because the moon wouldn’t come down to the floor.

To make matters worse, when she couldn’t see it behind houses it was ‘lost’ and she was inconsolable. I can fix wrong coloured bowls, but I can’t get the bloody moon down.

Regale me with your toddler’s furies so I know I’m not the only one!! wine

NannaNoodleman Mon 13-May-19 18:56:29

I wouldn't let him wear my work shoes to nursery. grin

I cut my DD's sandwich into 4 but she only wanted 2 sandwiches.

A horse wouldn't come over to the gate.

There's hundreds but I'm too exhausted from negotiating with a preschooler and a toddler to even think! grin

MrsDilligaf Mon 13-May-19 18:56:42

At the minute? Everything. Literally every sodding thing.

I keep telling myself it's a phase i flipping hope so

HandbagCrazy Mon 13-May-19 19:03:14

My nephew (and I've told this one before)
- wanted to jump in puddles
- didn't want to wear wellies
- didn't want to get his feet wet
He was furious that I couldn't agree to let him jump in puddles and stay 100% dry without shoes on confused

Friends DD has a full on crying tantrum because she wanted the last grape. She'd eaten the last grape but hadn't realised it was the last one then was upset because she hadn't been able to enjoy it.

dobbythedoggy Mon 13-May-19 19:13:23

That his hair grows. Easily fixed with a trim, but NO HAIR CUT! But his hair gets in his eyes...

The need to put shoes on to go outside.

That I can't push his pushchair without touching it.

That he took a bite out of his toast so it was broken and I couldn't fix it.

No cake at our Monday toddler group, our Wednesday group has chocolate button cake. He had to keep checking the kitchen counter then descending into unparalleled rage.

Whiskyagogo Mon 13-May-19 19:27:40

If anyone else dares to go to the toilet before her in the morning.

If I put water in her squash.

managedmis Mon 13-May-19 19:28:46

I wouldn't let her throw herself in the deep duck pond
Said no to running hell for leather down a busy street

Loads more

SmellbowGrease Mon 13-May-19 19:33:08

That the saysation was boken (PlayStation was broken).

It wasn’t, he just couldn’t work the controls because you know he’s like... 2

Cottonwoolmouth Mon 13-May-19 19:35:11

The wrong colour plate - fuck me this is a biggy

Cutting the toast in to the wrong shape

Putting cheese on cheesy pasta when they had asked for it.

Cutting the peel of an apple.

The fact she couldn’t ride her balance bike because the handle bars were the wrong way but she wouldn’t let me rectify it.

Because her sister looks at her

Because I wouldn’t let her wear her 7 year olds PJ bottoms to drop her sister off at school

Because I won’t give her the 156th cuddle (currently sat on floor out side her bedroom trying to get her to sleep)


GarthFunkel Mon 13-May-19 19:39:15

DS had a load of these - he'd want a biscuit (or whatever) for each hand and then would eat one and scream that his hand was empty. He couldn't handle hula hoops for years. I couldn't handle him having hula hoops because he wasn't the most coordinated child and I had to be the person replacing the eaten hula hoops off his fingers, at the exact rate of replacement at the exact time he imagined they ought to be replaced.

However he had a little friend and the most memorable trip was taking them home from preschool once as they had the WORST ROW about who was able to look out of the other's car window (I'll give you a clue, no one) and then I dared catch DS's eye in the rear view mirror and I got a mouthful of abuse too for LOOKING. No one was allowed to look. Anywhere.

VladmirsPoutine Mon 13-May-19 19:41:32

My niece has been known to feel the world is ending if someone peels her banana. If you slice it in two the show's over - everything is ruined.

ThatCurlyGirl Mon 13-May-19 19:43:20


* Because her sister looks at her*

Hahaha usually when I say LOL I'm actually not but this properly made me laugh - you win the Internet today grin

Cinnemom Mon 13-May-19 19:48:45

If the banana breaks in two!! All hell breaks lose. I recently put two halves onto a chopstick to reinstate the “one piece” look. This was apparently fine 😆

ThatCurlyGirl Mon 13-May-19 19:52:21

Oh and apparently I lost my shit when I was a toddler when the trees lost their leaves.

Because they were naked "in front of EVERYONE" so would be embarrassed.

Anyone laughing in close proximity of a tree got shouted at (in a very dramatic and worthy tirade) for laughing at it being naked.

I was a weird kid.

WeeCheekyBird Mon 13-May-19 19:56:08

Mine had the same moon meltdown yesterday and was inconsolable until it popped out from behind a building again.

She wants to go out but doesn't want to get dressed.

I won't let her pick every daisy and dandelion on the wall into town.

She doesn't want to walk but won't sit in her buggy.

I won't let her eat the food in eating that she doesn't like.

Its relentless right now.

Waiting1987 Mon 13-May-19 19:56:14

Cereal was too cold. Bowl was the wrong shape. Cereal was wet. His brother looked at his cereal. He could smell his brother's nappy while he was eating the cereal.

CookieSwirlC Mon 13-May-19 19:56:30

Because her sister zipped up the trampoline enclosure when she wanted me too.

goose1964 Mon 13-May-19 19:56:47

My grandson gets in a hissy fit if I don't let him walk in the road. Our road is OK because it's a cul de sac, but does he want to walk in it. No he wants to walk in the roads with cars, lorries and buses.

WeeCheekyBird Mon 13-May-19 19:56:48

Oh yeah and the dog ate her biscuit (that she fed her)

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Mon 13-May-19 19:58:46

I once decided to get to the bottom of why my two youngest were fighting - turns out ds3 had thumped his older brother. When asked why, his answer was ‘because he was looking grumpy!’

Strangely, being thumped didn’t make ds2 less grumpy. grin

NannaNoodleman Mon 13-May-19 20:01:31

I've been suitably chastised for not being able to push the shopping trolley without touching it.

My toddler insists on dressing herself but keeps putting both legs through one pant hole - this pisses her off but me asking to help pisses her off more. So she stomps round the house wearing Paw Patrol crotchless panties!

MustardScreams Mon 13-May-19 20:04:32

Oh the pushing the pram/trolley/anything without touching it! I sort of have to kick the pram along holding my hands up. Basically a toddler’s hostage.

SneakyGremlins Mon 13-May-19 20:06:15

I remember screaming for hours as a toddler as I wasn't allowed to swim in our pool.

We didn't own a pool.

Being told we didn't own a pool did not help matters at all, curiously enough.

MoMandaS Mon 13-May-19 20:06:51

Cinnemom, you utter genius!

Lauperr Mon 13-May-19 20:08:37

A recurring tantrum at the moment is because I won't "let her" bite the moon. Or planes in the sky as they go overhead. Terrible mother that I am!

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