Monday, December 08, 2008

The rules of a toddler

If it is on, I must turn it off.
If it is off, I must turn it on.
If it is folded, I must unfold it.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it IS food, it must not be tasted.
If it is a liquid, it must be spilled.
If it is a solid, it must be thrown.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be removed.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is a car seat, it must be protested with arched back.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.

And finally the defining trifecta:

If it is yours it must be mine.
If it ever was mine, it must still be mine.
If it looks like something that was once mine, it must be mine.

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 11:47 AM

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Oh so true! This is perfect.

Posted by Blogger The Adventures of Carrie, Brook, Finn and Reid @ Tuesday, December 09, 2008 11:19:00 AM #

I found your blog and love this list. I'd love to post it to my blog, giving you credit for it of course. Would that be ok with you?

From a fellow mom of toddlers. But mine aren't twins. Mine are 4, 2, and very newly 1.

Posted by Blogger Lynnette @ Tuesday, December 09, 2008 5:23:00 PM #

awesome! you couldn't nail it on the head any harder.

Posted by Blogger t + j @ Wednesday, December 10, 2008 11:12:00 AM #

I just found your blog and just wanted to stop by and say Hi! My twin girls were born the day after yours. I also have a little boy who turned three in October. Love this list - I may print it out and put it on the fridge.

Posted by Blogger Mandy @ Thursday, December 11, 2008 2:25:00 PM #

Did you make this up yourself? Nice one!

Posted by Blogger Team Bartz @ Thursday, December 11, 2008 7:29:00 PM #
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