Babies. Cute, squishy, and just so adorable! They steal all the attention in the room without even trying and find a way out of everything. Imagine being a baby for the rest of your life. Sounds amazing, isn’t it? All you have to do is eat, sleep, poop, and cry. Everything else is taken care of by your mother or someone else and life is just carefree all along. While this seems like the dream, for mothers it’s quite the opposite. It is no doubt that you have to constantly monitor your child because they are often up to mischief. But as they grow up a little and start to understand you, you instruct them and keep an eye on them from a distance. However, this does not always go according to plan. Here are a few situations where your baby just does not listen to you.
1. When You Are Swamped With Work
Your baby is fed, bathed, changed, and ready to sleep. You finally have some free time to get back to the work you’ve been putting away and you probably don’t have to miss that deadline. All’s good, right? Nope. Not when you have a baby. Most often, just when the moms are ready for some personal time after all the time they’ve spent with their toddlers, babies spit up or poop all over again. Then it’s back to cleaning, changing, and putting them to sleep. Sorry mothers, you deserve an award!
2. When You Tell Them Not To Move
It is no secret that babies love attention and they get enough and more of it. You tell your little one to stay and not move, just for a second while you step into the kitchen to get some water. What happens when you come back is, you see your baby on all fours crawling away as fast as they can towards something dangerous or dirty. Why babies, why!
3. When You Tell Them Not To Play With Your Phone
This one is truly frustrating. How many of you have been victims of phone murders by your babies? You tell them not to touch your phone but what they hear is to pick up the phone and smash it on the ground. When you catch them in the act, they smile and look cute so you cannot even scold them. How unfair!
4. When You Want Them To Eat
All the mothers who deal with babies who are fussy eaters, you deserve special appreciation. You prepare the food, feed them with great difficulty and within minutes they throw up. You clean up and attempt to feed them again and this time it’s way harder. You try different techniques until you finally manage to feed your baby again. Tough, no doubt. But what’s funny is how easily your baby is willing to eat mud and dirt they find off the floor. *facepalm*
5. When You Want Them To Stay Clean
Speaking of mud, every kid loves it and we wonder why. What is so fascinating about mud? Beats us! It is a special occasion and you’ve dressed up your kids in new clothes. You told them to stay out of grime and dirt. You told them to be extra careful but what do they do? They dive into a puddle of slush and are overjoyed by what they did. So much for being extra careful!
6. When You Tell Them To Behave
Most of us have witnessed this at least once in our lives. We’ve seen kids at airports, movie theaters, supermarkets, restaurants, and other such places throwing tantrums. We often think about why parents cannot discipline them. But guess what? They tried. Before leaving the house, they instructed their kids to behave but the minute they step into a public place they start to throw tantrums. But hey, what can you do? They are just kids!
7. When You Want Them To Smile For Pictures
Every parent on the face of this earth adores their kids. They take multiple pictures of them just to capture how cute their kids are. But wouldn’t it be nice if the kids just smiled a little bit? The kids don’t seem to think so. Just when they are told to smile, they turn their face away from the camera or make a funny face.
All these experiences of kids growing up sometimes seem like a lot but when they grow up to be adults, these are the things we miss the most. Babies are just tiny adults who do not listen to you and make you work for them. What are your favorite memories with your baby? Comment below and let us know one or more situations where your toddler did exactly the opposite of what you told them to do.