10 Ways Having a Toddler is Like Living in Poltergeist



10. Items reappear out of place mere seconds after you’ve put them away.

9. In the dark, you sense an unwelcome presence in your room.

8. You frequently resist the urge to run screaming from your own home.

7. You’re never really alone.

6. You can’t escape the voices calling your name.

5. You could have sworn you just turned that light off.

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4. The TV has more power over your child than you do.

3. You’re often terrified by what you find under the bed.

2. A very small person keeps telling you what to do, and strangely, you keep listening.

1. You know that the only way you’ll get any peace is a hotel room clear across town.

Related post: 50 Reasons Your Toddler Might Be Awake Right Now


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  1. My Half Assed Life says

    This is pretty much exactly like it was. I’m so glad to not be in those days anymore.

    A lot of these are still true with teens and young adults. Sorry.

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  2. Nicole(Whole Strides) says

    Oh heavens yes. My kids are a little bit older now, so it’s fortunately let up a bit. I can still rarely use the bathroom without interruption, unfortunately.

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  3. Woodsprite says

    Oh my , tears of laughter , we have a smallish trailer 1 bedroom , 1 grand porta crib at the end of our bed . You get the night time picture .me blissfully sleeping , a restless sleeper and BAM the little one pops up !!!!!! Gets me every time ….but ya know would not change a minute of the joy of toddlerhood.

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