Toddler the Mummy Slayer*

(Sorry to anyone who never watched Buffy the Vampire Slayer: this will make no sense, please do feel free to skip the post!)

Into every generation a mummy slayer is born: one toddler in all the world, a chosen one**. She alone will wield the really-quite-unusual-for-a-two-year-old-armed-only-with-a-plastic-broomstick strength, and tantrum throwing skill to fight the mummies, siblings, broccoli, coat that needs to go on because it is November and cold, films that are not Nanny McPhee, getting into the pushchair, getting dressed, not getting dressed, and the forces of nap time; to stop the spread of quiet time and the swell of common sense. She is the mummy slayer.

*’Into every generation a slayer is born: one girl in all the world, a chosen one. She alone will wield the strength and skill to fight the vampires, demons, and the forces of darkness; to stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their number. She is the slayer.’ (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

**Actually, there are quite a lot of them. Toddler slayers are Buffy season 7 slayers: chosen ones everywhere. Mostly quite irritating. There’s that one you quite like (yours in the case of toddlers, that one who went to school with Dawn in the case of Buffy), but you secretly kind of hope Spike will slap the others (Buffy only, of course: no one wants a vampire with a terrifying British accent to slap toddlers, we’re not sadists).


  1. Stephanie says:

    ah! the force of the toddler, strong-willed little things aren’t they? And at times must be wondering why on earth they encouraged such free thinking and independence. May the force be with you (yes I know that’s not a Buffy quote, but sadly I don’t know any of those 🙂 ) #sharethejoy

  2. Mrs Tubbs says:

    Given how bad Spike was in some of the previous Buffy episodes, he should be forced to babysit Toddler the Mummy Slayer. (I did originally type The Toddler Slayer but that sounds well dodgy. My apologies)

  3. Hahaha… I read your posts and always think I have so much to look forward to, I never knew I should have followed Buffy more closely to prepare myself for what’s to come… I did watch it though, so hopefully I’ll survive 😉

    Nadia – ScandiMummy x

  4. haha this make me laugh!! I used to watch Buffy and you brought back those memories! 😉 My little one is showing signs of being chosen so I’m not looking forward for what is coming! I guess this will happen sooner than later. LOL Thanks for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m happy to have you again this week. 🙂 xx

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