We’ve discussed the countless joys of having toddlers in our lives. But despite all of their adorable attributes, there are of course some realities that we all inevitably have to face from raising our little tot as well.
 
Stickiness
Every utensil, car seat, mobile phone and countless objects belonging to you, are now sticky. You don’t know why or how, but they just are. Despite constant efforts to clean your tot’s hands as well as your own, you can’t fight the stickiness.
 
Mood swings
A toddler’s mood swings can be as a frightening, as they are unpredictable. We don’t what caused it in the first place but whenever it occurs, we immediately want to take cover.
 
Music
Buying that Frozen soundtrack seemed like a great idea at the time, now, not so much. You’ve lost count of how many times you’ve actually watched the Disney film but most importantly, how much more you can actually take of Elsa singing Let It Go.
 
Loud and incredibly bright
Most objects aimed at our tot’s age group happen to be quite bright in colour. So, don't be surprised to find fluorescent objects in the most random spots in your house.
 
Expensive
You knew raising your tot wouldn’t be cheap, but you didn’t realise how expensive it would be either. The costs are constantly soaring when it comes to feeding, dressing and that’s ignoring the occasional treats your toddler will constantly demand as well.
 
Messy
How do our tots manage to create such a mess in the first place? It can vary from play dough to a bowl of cereal, but they somehow managed to turn your house upside down in the process. It’s impossible to take an eye off your little one without them creating some messy disaster.
 
Exhaustion
No one will drain your energy more than your toddler. Somehow your knees, back and arms will be aching at the end of day and you probably haven’t even left the house.
 
But despite all of these realities, we all know we wouldn’t trade any of it for spending time with our little tot.

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