10 things only a toddler can do – Part 2

I posted 10 Things Only a Toddler Can Do! a while ago, and the post was received with much laughter, chuckles and agreement. Which led me to writing a second instalment on the weird, amusing and sometimes extraordinary things that only toddlers can do. Enjoy!

1. Have a seven minute nap in the car and then become as fresh as ever – despite having woken up at 6 am, running around the house from 7 am, and playing on the slides all morning. Why can't a seven minute nap do the trick for me?


2. See the SAME episodes of Peppa Pig/Thomas/Fireman Sam (or whatever else their current favourite might be) on repeat, all day, all week. I can only do that with F.R.I.E.N.D.S possibly… but not EVERY. SINGLE. DAY!

3. Always have place in their 'full' tummies for chocolate. And cake. Never for veggies.

4. Can make a meal out of breadsticks. How they love 'em!


5. Be the most obedient child at nursery, but become a Terrible Two-er or a Threenager the minute they come home.

6. Will love a particular toy that their best friend has; but won't even look at it at home when mummy buys them that EXACT toy.

7. Will not play with that toy EVER, but will throw a massive tantrum if their playdate so much as looks at it.

8. Will never play with the ABC puzzle but will ask for it the day mummy packs it away

9. Will wake up at 6 am on a weekend but will not open their eyes till 8 am when they need to go to nursery on a weekday

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10. Will want to walk every time you take the stroller, but ask to be carried the ONE DAY you decide to leave the stroller at home.

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10 things only a toddler can do – Part 1

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  1. Rei

    I had to read part one first before commenting, my son is still 5 months old but you made me imagine all the things you posted if he does the same 😀

    1. Nicole

      Thanks for reading…. you’ll surely experience some if not all of these! Enjoy!

  2. Mims

    Just love the way you write!

    1. Nicole

      Awww thank u darling!!!

  3. Tina Shroff

    OMG Nicole. Each and every one was true. How I relate to all of them ??

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  5. theokayestmum

    Haha, ohhh I can relate to EVERY. SINGLE. ONE of these. Is it odd that I sort of miss all this? My youngest is about to start school in August so now I seem to be remembering toddler-hood and and all of its chaos with rose-tinted glasses, haha.

    1. Nicole

      My son is still a toddler and I’m already missing his baby and early toddlerhood days…. 🙁 they grow up too fast!!!

  6. Life Love and Dirty Dishes

    I have done number six many many times! Thanks for linking up to #FridayFrolics

  7. islandliving365

    YES!!! Especially to the short naps. How do they do that?! Thank goodness for breadsticks though. They have got me out of many a pickle 🙂 #FridayFrolics

    1. Nicole

      God Bless breadsticks. You’ll always find a packet in my hand bag/ nappy bag

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  9. Silly Mummy

    Haha – yes! The repeated episodes of Peppa Pig! My littlest is terrible for the 7 minute naps!

    Thank you so much for linking up with #FridayFrolics. Hope to see you again next week

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