Toddlers seem to get a bad rap. There is so much talk of the terrible twos, toddler tantrums and other such things that it seems like all the positives of toddlers get ignored. And there are lots of positives.
I actually love toddlers. They have their challenges but I think there are more good points than bad points (like saying goodbye to breast feeding). Here’s why!
1. They are super cute.
Toddlers are super cute. They are such little things with such big personalities. From the way they dress to the way they play to the way they draw, they are super cute to watch and enjoy.
2. Their amazement in the world is beautiful to watch.
My favorite part of toddlerdom is the amazement they have in the world. It doesn’t take much for their faces to beam and their interest to be heightened. It is a great age to explore and discover as you can see them lapping it all up. It doesn’t have to be far afield exploring either – they love the little things, like a walk to the park. It’s fun!
3. They love cuddles.
No other age group seems to lap up cuddles like a toddler. They love many many cuddles and aren’t shy about launching themselves in your direction to get one. The amount of love that they show is priceless.
4. They nap.
As much as I love toddlers, I also love that they generally sleep well at night time by this point and also have a decent day time nap. I love the downtime in the middle of the day giving us both a chance to rest.
5. They don’t talk much.
If you have had a preschooler, you will know why this is good! They can say enough to get their point across but don’t have a million questions and the constant chit chat of older kids which helps stop my own brain from exploding!
6. Even when they have a tantrum, they are still small enough to handle.
Tantrums are never fun but toddler tantrums can at least be cute! And they are still small enough that you can pick them up and remove them from a situation if you have to. You also don’t get as many judgmental looks as what happens if your preschooler has a tantrum.
7. It doesn’t take much to make them happy.
Toddlers are super easy to please. Just give them a tutu or a snack or some blocks or anything at all really and you are likely to see a big smile and have them happily play for awhile. It’s great!
There are many more reasons why I love toddlers – these are just the main ones! Do you love toddlers?