Five and a Half Ways The Baby Is a Big Disappointment to The Toddler

Five And A Half Ways The Baby Is A Disappointment To The ToddlerIt should be made clear at the outset that The Toddler loves The Baby. The Toddler is very proud of The Baby. She likes to show The Baby to anyone and everyone: ‘My sis!’ Nonetheless, The Baby is, on occasion, a big disappointment to The Toddler; and here are five and a half reasons why.

1. She sits on her bottom when she has been explicitly told, several times, ‘Come on, The Baby! Quick, quick!’

2. She upsets the cat. The Toddler has worked very hard to earn the cat’s attitude of contemptuous tolerance towards her. The Toddler plays it cool. The cat respects this. The Baby does not play it cool. The baby is overzealous in displaying her love of the cat. The cat doesn’t like it. Now, what it comes down to is this: we all love the cat, but some of us (naming no babies) are upsetting her and ruining it for everyone else. The Baby is not a team player: ‘Mummy, The Baby naughty. Cat not happy.’

3. She does not kiss properly. The Toddler says, ‘Mummy, want to kiss The Baby. Bring here. Kiss.’ The Baby is duly presented for toddler kisses. The Toddler tries to kiss The Baby. The Baby turns her head. The Toddler laughs, ‘No, The Baby: kiss! Come here! Kiss!’ The Toddler tries again. The Baby turns her head. The Toddler is nothing if not persistent: ‘No – kiss!’ She approaches The Baby once more. The Baby puts her head forward. Things are looking promising. The Baby has remembered this kiss thing: she is going to nail it this time. The Baby opens her mouth and grabs The Toddler’s hair. Not quite, The Baby. Despite The Baby’s failure to reciprocate appropriately, The Toddler is determined to show The Baby love. The Baby will be shown love. It is therefore now cuddle time: ‘Cuggle! The Toddler cuggle The Baby!’ The Toddler moves toward The Baby. The Baby reaches out her arms – she has spotted hair again. The Toddler dodges: ‘No, The Baby! Don’t!’

4. She does not do the Hokey Cokey. The Toddler is doing the Hokey Cokey. Which is to say, she is doing the important part of the Hokey Cokey: running in and out whilst screaming, ‘Rah, rah, rah!’ The Baby is sitting on the floor, chewing a toy remote control. The Toddler turns to her: ‘Come on, The Baby! Cokey!’ The Baby continues to sit on the floor. She continues to chew the remote. She shows no inclination to do the Hokey Cokey, or even to turn around. Not a single arm goes in or out. The Toddler turns to Silly Mummy: ‘Mummy! The Baby’s turn! Cokey!’

5. She is not a bumble bee. The Toddler is dressed as a bumble bee. For reasons that are incomprehensible to The Toddler (The Baby does not have a bumble bee outfit), The Baby is not dressed as a bumble bee. The Toddler addresses The Baby firmly: ‘The Baby bee! The Baby get clothes! Bee! Buzz!’ Despite these very clear instructions, The Baby continues to not be a bumble bee.

5 1/2. The Baby is not doing the Hokey Cokey dressed as a bumble bee. The Toddler knows it can be done: she herself is doing the Hokey Cokey dressed as a bumble bee. The Baby remains very uncooperative on both points. Disappointing.

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  1. Haha! It is so funny how toddlers don’t get it – she’s a baby! It’s the same with my friend’s 3-year-old boy, just got a new newborn sister. He’s waving a toy teddy in her face going ‘little sister – look!’ No response. ‘Little sister – look!!’ Again no response. Finally ‘LITTLE SISTER – LOOK!!!’ It was really funny πŸ˜› #thelist
    Sabrina xx

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Haha – oh bless him! I bet he thinks this little sister person is not at all what he was expecting! Thank you for reading.

  2. Vicky says:

    Babies are so boring when they won’t join in πŸ˜‰ just wait till they are a bit older and playing partners in crime. This was a cute post #weekendbloghop

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you! Yes, I believe there are many babies out there disappointing toddlers with their stubborn refusal to participate in the simplest of activities!

  3. K's Mum says:

    awww this is so cute! i recognize this when i see my toddler trying to talk to a baby she sees. πŸ™‚ #mummymonday

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you for reading! I love how much toddlers always want to talk to babies, even though the babies always let them down!

    • Silly Mummy says:

      They do not! But, on the otherhand, they will laugh at anything, which I think older kids like! Thank you for reading.

    • Silly Mummy says:

      I’m afraid of the precedent that would set! First the toddler is a bee, then the baby is a bee and, before I know it, Mummy is a bee! Thanks for reading!

  4. Alice says:

    I just love your posts. I think if your cat and my cat got their heads together, they would find that they have a lot in common…
    x Alice

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you so much! The only slight problem there would be that, included in my cat’s quite long list of things she does not like, is other cats! x

    • Silly Mummy says:

      It’s all fun & games as long as everyone is a bee! Any bee dissension & carnage ensues! Thanks for hosting #TheList!

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you! The Toddler is actually obsessed with when The Baby vomits: ‘Sick! Baby sick! Mummy, Baby been sick! There! Clean up!’ However, Baby has yet to actually vomit on Toddler. Sure she’ll manage it one day!

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you for reading! I know, you wait 9 months for a bumble bee to do the hokey cokey with & what do you get??

  5. jenny says:

    Love this and so true. Can relate. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me. Hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round. #sharewithme

  6. becky says:

    Ha ha I just love this!! gosh the lit in this house would be endless!!!

    Thanks for linking up to #ToddlerApprovedTuesday, we hope you join the community over on our facebook group (search facebook for #toddlerapprovedtuesday to find us!)

    • Silly Mummy says:

      Thank you! I expect mine will find further disappointments in each other as they get older! I will check out the fb group. Thanks for hosting!

  7. I have a 3 year old and a 10 week old. My 3 year old said to me today “Mummy Jack won’t talk to me, I asked him which is his favourite pony and he didn’t say anything!” Gotta love them πŸ™‚ #ToddlerApprovedTuesday

  8. Aw, this is so sweet! We just have the baby – but she already has a little doll that she expects us to (pretend to) feed and coddle and all the rest of it, until it doesn’t co-operate and gets thrown across the room… πŸ™‚ #KCACOLS

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