31 books I can’t live without: The Honest Toddler (23)

This month I’m participating in the #write31days challenge by highlighting 31 books I can’t live without. Check out this post for more information, and otherwise, read on! 


Title: The Honest Toddler

Author: Bunmi Laditan

Synopsis: “Are you the confused parent of a toddler? Are you constantly disappointing the 2T in your life? Are you tired, stressed out, and looking for relief? I can’t help you with that last one, but if you want to become an A+ servant to your small child, this book is for you. Who better to teach you about toddlers than another toddler? In this book you’ll learn: How time-outs make you look like a fool. Why potty training is not only unnecessary but unrealistic for children under eighteen. Why toddler beds are OUT and letting your child sleep on the diagonal in your bed is IN. The best way to apologize to your toddler for all of those Pinterest casseroles. That when you love someone, you accept them as they are, pants or no pants.”

Why I can’t live without this book: YOU GUYS. You need this book. If you are the parent of a pint-sized human of toddler persuasion, if you’ve ever been around the toddler varietal, or if you were once a powerful force of two-year-old nature, skip whatever I haven’t yet said yet and head straight to your local Amazon check-out cart. You need to laugh. You need to be reminded that this too shall pass, even if beware, all ye who enter here remains the hourly mantra of your life. So, read a book written from a toddler’s perspective – and weep heartily.

(One of my) favorite quotes: On story time: “Imagine sitting in a circle with acquaintances, chanting spells and being drilled on a variety of subjects. “What sound does a duck make?” Who cares? When will I need to know that? How is this knowledge of barnyard animals and their corresponding noises going to improve my life? Toddlers who get up to stretch their legs or explore will be publicly admonished. The participation reward will not be a glazed doughnut, so don’t bother.”

So, Honest Toddler: have you read it? Do you live with one? DO YOU EVEN UNDERSTAND MY EVERYDAY WORLD?

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