The Wildest Things You Can Expect When Your Kid's a Toddler

silly toddler bathI just about died laughing when I stumbled upon the mommy blog Suburban Snapshots, where the entry "Why Having a Toddler Is Like Being at a Frat Party" caught my eye. After reading it (and wiping the tears of hysterical laughter away), my first thought was: Why did this incredibly appropriate analogy never occur to me before?

You'll see what I mean when you check out the list yourself.

In the meantime, here's a sample:

#6. Probably 80% of the stains on the furniture contain DNA.

Brilliant, right?

Anyway, the concept is such a good one that it got me thinking. Suddenly I realized, there are lots of other reasons why having a toddler is indeed very much like being at a frat party ...

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  1. Someone is singing your least favorite song very, very loudly, not to mention off-key.
  2. Something expensive and probably technical in nature will get broken, and whoever smashed it to bits will do a lame job of trying to hide the evidence. When you confront that person, he/she will probably start crying.
  3. If any individuals are left unattended in the vicinity of matches, a lighter, the kitchen stove, or two sticks of wood, the likelihood of a fire is extremely high.
  4. If any individuals are left unattended in the vicinity of sink faucets, a water cooler, a bathtub, or a toilet, the likelihood of a flood is extremely high.
  5. At some point, someone will throw a huge tantrum over something completely unreasonable. You will attempt to pacify this person in a number of ways, but nothing will work ... until said individual gets tired of screaming and passes out on the floor.

In what ways do you think having a toddler is like being at a frat party?


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