11 things you’ll miss about your kid’s toddler years

Raising toddlers can be hard work but it’s also filled with moments like these you’ll always cherish…

Taking care of a toddler can be a mentally and physically draining process at times. However, it’s just as rewarding to witness your child acing all their milestones year after year.

Indeed, you’ll see junior morph quickly from the Terrible Twos into a “Threenager”. But before you can wrap your head around these changes, they’ve become a terrifying “Fournado” who plays fast and loose with your house rules.

While most parents heave a sigh of relief when the exhausting toddler years are over, you’ll miss these oh-so-special moments in years to come! Here are a few of them… 

1) Cuddles, hugs and kisses

No matter where your tyke goes, you know they’ll run straight into comfort of your arms at the end of the day. Nor is there anything you can do to shake their sweaty embrace. Those big kisses you plant all over their body makes them go into fits of helpless giggles ― and you both just can’t get enough of it. 

Those big kisses you planted all over their body would make them go into fits of helpless giggles ― still, you both just couldn’t get enough of it. 

2) Their chubby hands and feet

Over time, your kewpie’s hands will change from soft and chubby little palms with stubby fingers to ones that’ll be strong enough to crush soda cans. You’ll also miss your tyke’s tendency to stuff those adorable paws into forbidden places! This is why you use childproofing products to ensure that every sharp corner, knob or cupboard in your home is kid-safe.

3) The way they speak

During junior’s early years, their ability to articulate is limited so, they utter simple words and imitate the sounds you make. The fun begins when as toddlers, they start experimenting with and making up words of their own. While it’s adorable to hear them mispronounce words, it is just as terrifying to hear them repeat a swear word you’ve just muttered under your breath.

4) Reading them stories/Singing lullabies tunelessly

When junior now bugs you for more time on the computer or tablet before bedtime, they used to cuddle up to you on the bed while you read them a book or sang them a lullaby. Nor did it matter that you were out of tune, they’d always drift off to la-la land.

5) Their noisy toys

It’s annoying when your mini-me hogs your iPad to watch a Paw Patrol episode they’ve already seen a gazillion times. What about hearing the same songs ad nauseum from your tyke’s activity gym every time they punch that button? Irritating as these ditties are, you’ll feel a lump in your throat when you hear those songs in time to come.