10 Reasons Your Toddler Is Your Best Friend

Lets face it, toddlers are hard work. When you’ve been up since half 5, have played cars for 2 hours straight and then the grumpy little sods throw their “I’m not tired” strop because they are, in fact, bloody knackered they can start to wear you down.

But then they will do or say something that reminds you your toddler is your bestest little bud:

1. They tell you look beautiful, when you know damn well you don’t. Unwashed hair, no make-up and those trackies that really should have been binned a year ago is certainly not a good look, but your two year old doesn’t see any of that, they still think you look fab.

2. Whilst their favourite food is chicken nuggets and beans they will think you are the most awesome cook ever. Just don’t ever burn the pizza, they’ll never let you forget it and will give them a fear of black food for the next 10 years!

3. They may be waking you up at 5:15am but they are waking you up with a kiss.

4. You have a coffee shop buddy to chat to over a slice of cake (provided you can get them to sit still in the chair long enough!)


5. And they ALWAYS want to chat to you. Fair enough, 90% of what they say might be madness but they will tell you everything! Cue lots of conversations about wee wee & poo poo!

6. They’re the perfect excuse to spend a lazy afternoon on the couch watching Frozen.


7. Remember when you used to go out to pubs & clubs (I know it’s been a while, but try to think back) and you went to the toilet as a pair with your bestie. Those days are back!

8. They’re always around to lend a hand when you need it.


9. Toddlers may not enjoy shopping but they will be brutally honest with their opinions of your latest purchase. “Pretty, pretty” is a keeper, “No, Mummy, not like it!” Back to the shop it is!

10. You may have had a shit day at work, your other half is driving you potty but when it comes to down to it your toddler will always be on hand to tell you they love you, give you a big (generally sloppy) kiss and put a smile on your face.

So when you’ve just got in the shower and they run in to tell you they need a poo, or the Playdoh has been mashed into your new rug try to remember a couple of these points, and give your mini mate a cuddle!

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  1. Beth Twinderelmo
    August 27, 2014 / 5:50 am

    I think I need to read this post at least once a day to calm me down & make me realise!! Lovely xx #sharewithme
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  2. Michelle at Bod for tea
    August 27, 2014 / 6:33 am

    Ha ha! I recognise all of these! Love the comparison of clubbing with sharing a loo with your little one – perfect analogy πŸ™‚ We have two little people who love to ‘help’ around the house too x
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  3. Notmyyearoff
    August 27, 2014 / 7:31 am

    We have the same washing machine and Little Z knows how to turn it on and put it on full cycle! I love the morning cuddles and the non stop chatter (most of the time :D. I will feel a bit lost when Z starts school I think!
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  4. Iona@Redpeffer
    August 27, 2014 / 8:55 am

    Yes, with you all the way. My 3 year old and I have the best chats and he can always make me smile, even when I’m in the grumpiest of moods πŸ™‚
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  5. August 28, 2014 / 2:40 am

    This is really lovely Jo, a great list, all very true and I might have to stick it to my fridge to remind myself it’s not all bad when my little girl is being particularly challenging πŸ™‚ #ShareWithMe
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  6. Eleanor (thebristolparent)
    August 29, 2014 / 8:14 am

    I love these and particularly enjoy the coffee shop buddy one, it’s one of my favourite times of the week with my girl. #PoCoLo

  7. August 29, 2014 / 9:01 am

    Ah this brought back the ‘good old days’ – my son used to be my biggest fan, always offering hugs at the best moments. Things change so make the most of it! x
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  8. August 29, 2014 / 2:32 pm

    This is so so cute!! Love number 7 that’s so true haha! Xx
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  9. Merlinda Little (@pixiedusk)
    August 29, 2014 / 11:31 pm

    So true! Everything! Every item on the list is so true and so sweet of them! I love it when my son says that I am pretty too even when I am really not =) #pocolo
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  10. August 29, 2014 / 11:49 pm

    There’s far too much Frozen going on in our house, with our 2-year-old now joining in her two brothers’ daily singalongs with gusto. It’s not that I mind, it’s the fact that I’ve now got the songs so drilled into my head that I find myself unconsciously joining in the singing …
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  11. Super Busy Mum
    August 30, 2014 / 7:35 pm

    How frikken adorable is this post! Seriously. Toddlers really are super tough work but they are always there to make you smile xx
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  12. Jenny
    September 2, 2014 / 11:44 am

    Hahah Brilliant Jo! I love this. So true and I was agreeing and nodding along as I read them, especially the one about going to the bathroom together. haha Great post and you are so right we need to remind ourselves that were are all so blessed to have these little tots in our lives. Thank you so much for linking up to Share With Me I hope to see you again tomorrow for another great round! #sharewithme

  13. September 2, 2014 / 12:00 pm

    Ah you are so absolutely right. Only my toddler will tell me I look beautiful first thing in the morning, and she is brutally honest most of the time. So she’s a keeper in my book! x x x x
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  14. Lisa
    November 1, 2014 / 8:11 am

    awww I love this post and the toilet one particularly made me chuckle. Even though there’s times when I’m not even sure Zach cares that I’m him mummy, deep down I know he’s my bestest little buddy and I’m his bestest big buddy πŸ™‚

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