Menu Join now Search

A Toddler’s Midnight Musings

My two-year-old still wakes up in the middle of the night sometimes. I don’t mind this nearly as much as I did when she was a baby, because instead of crying, she talks! Sometimes her requests are straightforward; a drink, a paci, another blanket. But sometimes, they’re downright hilarious!

Some of the best:

  • I just got a dream about going to the mall! Now I will dream about playing. 
  • Do you like pink, Mom? Peeeeeeeenk!! You think pink is pretty! I don’t like pink. I like blue. 
  • I WANT FRENCH FRIES! [insert epic tantrum here] 
  • Is Bob the Builder asleep? Is Wendy asleep? Is Scoop and Muck asleep? 
  • I want it to be wake up time now! 
  • Sometimes birds turn into fairies. I think Tiki (the parakeet) will turn into a fairy. 
  • Nushi is a bad kitty. She haves to don’t sleep on your bed! She haves to sleep in the living room. Shoo, shoo, go ‘way! 
  • Is Santa Claus coming? (asked in mid-January)
  • Can you bring my duck please please? Okay, now you have to put it in the bathroom so it can sleep there. 
  • I hear a amb’lance!! Is (uncle) Robin driving the amb’lance? He is making a siren! 
  • Dora can say, “Fwiper no fwiping! Fwiper no fwiping!” And then Fwiper haves to stop. He say, “Oh, man!” 
  • I want my paints. I can paint while I’m sleeping.

Having a toddler, for all its trials and tribulations and tantrums, is pretty funny. Seeing her grow is a bittersweet thing; I love the fact that she gets bigger and stronger and learns more every day, but I’ll kind of miss these random statements in the middle of the night.

More You'll Love

The Best Gifts Under $25 For Everyone On Your List
12 Gift Ideas For Your Outdoorsy Friend
Saks Fifth Avenue Is Having A Sale On All The Best Travel Accessories
8 Black Friday Shopping Tips To Make The Most Out Of The Sales
This Is The Affordable Kitchen Tool Your Apartment Needs
Athleisure-Inspired Gifts For Your Fab Fit Friend
Back To School? Amazon Prime Day Has Deals On Everything You’ll Ever Need
5 Affordable Engagement Ring Trends That Are Going To Be Huge This Year
Your Dorm Room Needs This Major Urban Outfitters Home Sale