5 reasons toddlers drive you crazy
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5 reasons having a toddler drives me crazy

Let’s be honest. We can all say how much we love being a mum till the cows come home. But some days are bloody tough. Some days you want to scream and rip your hair out! And maybe hide in kitchen sneakily stuffing some biscuits in your gob before they come to find you! Toddlers can be angels but they can also be little sh*ts!!

You know sometimes you can look at your little human and think “wow, I made that” with pure heart bursting love! And others you’re thinking “holy f**k I made that!” with confusion (and sometimes a little bit of fear, ha)!!

Honest parenting is my favourite! When people share the tough times and not just the insta-worthy moments! So here’s 5 things that make me want to rip my hair out…

1. Tantrums

Obvs. The tantrums are insane! I thought the type of tantrums that have you questioning whether it’s time to hire an exorcist didn’t come for at least a couple of years. But sorry to say that they arrived a LOT earlier than anticipated. And they came with a vengeance!

Stanley’s tantrums are no joke. And sometimes I can laugh and I just find it funny. And others are harder to deal with and I feel my signature stressed out eye twitch coming on.

The tantrums that usually push me to the edge are the super whiney ones that have no rhyme or reason. The ones where he moans for something so you give in and let him have it, but that causes another tantrum. Erm, what?!!! I don’t understand then! These tantrums hurt my brain, ha!

Toddler tantrum

2. I have to share everything

Think Joey on F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Well, “Georgia doesn’t share fooooood!!!!” Except, now I do. I don’t have a choice. Whatever I’m eating he wants. Even when it’s something he doesn’t like or something that he’s already got in front of him! Mine evidently tastes better! Heartbreaking. And even worse when he takes it off me then launches it across the room – so frustrating.

3. They have no concept of personal space

Seriously. Like none. What is with that? Yeah, it might be a bit funny sometimes but not so much when you spend 90% (if not more) of your time with a toddler clinging off you like a bloody orangutan!! Especially when you’ve got stuf to do. And then it leads back to the tantrums…because you put them down they scream, so you pick them up, then they wriggle and thrash around to go back down! Toddlers, eh?!

4. They want whatever they cant have

My make-up, anything breakable (which FYI they instantly want to throw harder than they’ve ever thrown anything before), anything remotely dangerous…..you name it. If you don’t want them to have it they’ll find a way. And I’m talking they find new ways to climb up sh*t and grab it in the blink of an eye. I swear toddlers go to secret training camps when we think they’re asleep!! They are sneaky little so-and-sos!!

Toddler climbing

5. No means no, or yes, or more

No is Stanley’s favourite word. Anything I say to him is responded to with a “Noooo”. Sometimes he says it with more attitude in his voice than a 16 old arguing about a curfew! But sometimes he laughs as he says it. But no doesn’t always mean no when it comes from a sassy little toddler. A couple of days ago I gave Stanley his juice, he took a sip and gave it me back. I said “do you want some more?” He said no, so I put the bottle in my bag. Well he lost his sh*t didn’t he?! Because obviously he meant yes! Of course he wanted more, how stupid of me!! (FYI, he can say yes!!!) Seriously, toddlers should come with “what do they really mean’ subtitles!

If you’d like to see Stanley’s daily tantrums and trouble-causing then go give me a cheeky follow on Instagram and check out my daily stories!! I’d love to know some things your toddlers do that stresses you out and drives you crazy. Let’s share the tough times and have a laugh! Oh and if you need some ‘chill out time’ when the little monsters go to bed (if they do!) then have a read of 5 ways I like to relax!

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24 Comments

  1. I love how honest this is, lovely! Although I don’t have children of my own, I can understand some of it, even just from my nieces, particularly sharing everything and personal space. Great post.

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Thank you so much!! 💙

  2. I know it sounds cliche’ but Treasure every single tantrum. One day, you will look back and wonder where the time went.

    On those bad days remember that he will grow up and have one just like him! Then you get to watch him get paid back! Lol 😉

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Hahahha I love that….you get to watch the pay back 😂😂😂

  3. You had me laughing from the start. I can so relate to all of this. The minds of 2 year olds are baffling.

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Hahaha ahhh I’m so glad!!

  4. Great post!! Love the honest parenting for sure. I find they know just how far to go and right before you get to the edge they go into ultra cute mode and your all like ah they are so cute! Or is that just mine?! Haha 😂

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Oh no…..that must be another thing they all learn at this secret training camp! Stanley pushes me to the very edge then comes and gives me a cuddle and makes me feel guilty 😂😂

  5. This is exactly how I feel!! 😂 I wanted to leave the house today as we didn’t yesterday and he drove me mad…. We’ve been approximately half hour and I already want to go home 😂 x

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Hahaha oh no!! 😂🙈 I feel you though! X

  6. Such a great read! Thanks for sharing! Hang in there! I hear the stages go quickly, hope it gets easier!! xoxo!

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Thankyou! And Hahaha, lets hope so!! 😂

  7. This post is so true!! The tantrums are the WORST, especially when you’re trying to have a good time.

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Haha, yeah the tantrums are no joke😂🙈 x

  8. This is a great post. So true. My son had a tantrum the other day because he wanted the “dip” (honey) for the fish I made… He didn’t want the fish, just the “dip.” I cant even imagine how parents of 2 or 3 toddlers do it.

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Hahaha 😂😂 I know me too it blows my mind 😳

  9. 100% true!!! My little guys tantrums are the absolute worst. And they always seem to want whatever you have right? Whether it be Food, your phone, or even a beer lmao, they always want it! I love how honest this post was!

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Ahh thankyou! And yes, EVERYTHING! 😂

  10. I haven’t had kids yet and I give so much respect for parents – especially with some experiences I’ve seen when I am out and about. Oh man, kids want everything! I’ve seen some other parent sharing how she has to hide in the pantry to have her cookie XD. Thanks for sharing some real-world experiences with a toddler :)!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Hahaha, I think all parents have hidden to eat a biscuit or 2 😉😂 thankyou for reading!! 😊

  11. This is such a beautifully real and honest post – thank you for sharing, love!

    Sending you good vibes for a wonderful weekend!

    Nati x | http://www.lifeaftercoffeeblog.com | @NAfterCoffee

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Ahh thankyou! 😊

  12. Natasha

    Love this!

    1. Georgia_and_stanley

      Thank you!

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