We’re all entitled to rites of passage in life. The 18th birthday bash, our first trip overseas without our parents, or our first housewarming. So, surely toddlers should have the same rites, even if theirs are somewhat different to ours.
The experienced parents among us will recognise the following:
2. A major public tantrum
No toddlerhood is complete without at least one major public meltdown, and the more public witnesses there are, the bigger it will be.
Major public meltdowns come in a variety of forms, but all have the same root cause. The world is a cruel place and life is very, very, unfair – even more so if you’re tired.
Favourite places for major meltdowns include the aisles in the grocery store, parks, public transport, cafes or generally anywhere people go to relax and quiet places, such as the library. Quite frankly, the list is endless.