So far, by God's grace

Thursday, November 25, 2010

The Toddler Creed

I haven't posted in a while about my little kukku. She just turned 20....20 months, that is! And the past few weeks have been the most interesting so far. She has learnt a whole lot of new songs, communicates in short sentences,knows the names of all the babies in our church nursery, imitates all the people who go jogging outside our apartment, repeats her bedtime prayer after me and is self-proclaimed "aunty" to all babies shorter than her!

Two days ago, she changed her name from Nanma to 'Nainbow'!! I had just read to her from her picture book of Noah and the ark, and we were admiring the picture of the rainbow on it, and she declared. "baby paeru Nainbow" (Baby's name is Nainbow) Its been 2 days and she's still going strong on the name change.

As cute as she is, and as fun as she is to have a conversation with, we are constantly reminded that she is closer to the "terrible twos" than the wonderful one! Here's a poem I read on Amanda's blog today, and I just had to share it!

By the way, while you check out Amanda's blog, you should also go to her baking blog. I tell you, she has some serious talent! I got in touch with Amanda when I was planning Nanma's first birthday and she had some nice ideas for me.

OK... so here it is!

Toddler's Creed

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 a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled.
If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared.
If it is high, it must be reached.
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved.
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed.
If it has leaves, they must be picked.
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged.
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away.
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor.
If it is closed, it must be opened.
If it does not open, it must be screamed at.
If it has drawers, they must be rifled.
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table.
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied.
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full.
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon.
If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead.
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon.
If Mommy's hands are full, I must be carried.
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone.
If it is paper, it must be torn.
If it has buttons, they must be pressed.
If the volume is low, it must go high.
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor.
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon.
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth.
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force.
If it is a phone, I must talk to it.
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed.
If it doesn't stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor.
If it is not food, it must be tasted.
If it is food, it must not be tasted.
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water.
If it is a carseat, it must be protested with an arched back.

If it is Mommy (or Daddy), it must be hugged...

I am toddler!


  1. I love it:)) I hope you won't mind if I borrow it!

  2. Love it! Great job!!


  3. LOL! Took me back to my days with my 2 once-upon-a-time-terrible-twos.

  4. Hahaha... absolutely loved and can so relate to it, now that am at the start of my son's "terrible twos". And they take the "terrible" part terribly seriously!

  5. How cute that she wanted to change her name, too sweet!

    And that poem - just adorable. I will have to share it with my brother and sister in law as they wish to start having a family soon.