Toddlers Creed

filed under: Miscellaneous on November 24, 2010

In one short month this little girl will be celebrating her second birthday.


We are heading out on a grand adventure to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.  When we leave, she will still be my precious one year old baby.

When we get home, she will be a toddler.

A walking, talking, counting, singing, climbing, independent toddler.

I stumbled upon this poem and decided it was too good to not share. Don’t know who wrote it, but I have a feeling I would like them.

Toddler’s Creed

If it is on, I must turn it off. 
If it is off, I must turn it on. 
If it is folded, I must unfold it. 
If it is a liquid, it must be shaken, then spilled. 
If it a solid, it must be crumbled, chewed or smeared. 
If it is high, it must be reached. 
If it is shelved, it must be unshelved. 
If it is pointed, it must be run with at top speed. 
If it has leaves, they must be picked. 
If it is plugged, it must be unplugged. 
If it is not trash, it must be thrown away. 
If it is in the trash, it must be removed, inspected, and thrown on the floor. 
If it is closed, it must be opened. 
If it does not open, it must be screamed at. 
If it has drawers, they must be rifled. 
If it is a pencil, it must write on the refrigerator, monitor, or table. 
If it is full, it will be more interesting emptied. 
If it is empty, it will be more interesting full. 
If it is a pile of dirt, it must be laid upon. 
If it is stroller, it must under no circumstances be ridden in without protest. It must be pushed by me instead. 
If it has a flat surface, it must be banged upon. 
If Mommy’s hands are full, I must be carried. 
If Mommy is in a hurry and wants to carry me, I must walk alone. 
If it is paper, it must be torn. 
If it has buttons, they must be pressed. 
If the volume is low, it must go high. 
If it is toilet paper, it must be unrolled on the floor. 
If it is a drawer, it must be pulled upon. 
If it is a toothbrush, it must be inserted into my mouth. 
If it has a faucet, it must be turned on at full force. 
If it is a phone, I must talk to it. 
If it is a bug, it must be swallowed. 
If it doesn’t stay on my spoon, it must be dropped on the floor. 
If it is not food, it must be tasted. 
If it is food, it must not be tasted. 
If it is dry, it must be made wet with drool, milk, or toilet water. 
If it is a carseat, it must be protested with an arched back. 

If it is Mommy (or Daddy), it must be hugged…

I am toddler!  

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  • homemademummy says:

    That sums up just about every toddler I know. Hope you all have a wonderful birthday celebration. Bring on the twos!

  • Jessica says:

    Heheh that is so cute. How fun to go to Disney! I have never been there. Would still love to go.

  • Renee says:

    LOL yeah, that about sums it up. 🙂 I think our girls have the same birthday, or close to it if I remember right..Dec. 19? I’ll have a 3 yr old then..woohoo. Have a wonderful time at Disney…I’m so jealous 🙂 I hope you are feeling well now a days.

  • Libby says:

    Loooove this! Haha it is right on. Noah does almost all of those things. I’m gonna have to steal this and post it on my blog. Ha!

  • Jen says:

    Have a great time at Disney! Toddlers always keep it interesting, don’t they? 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!

  • Paula says:

    Holy Blue Eyes! She is so cute. Have a wonderful time at Disney World with your family.

  • Bethany says:

    Happy soon to be birthday, sweet girl! I hope it’s full of all the people and things you love best.
    I hope you have a great time in Florida and at Disney. Enjoy the warm weather for me. 🙂

  • Becki D says:

    Hah! Too true. My sweet girl turns 2 in 2 months! Time flies, doesn’t it?!

  • Jackie says:

    That says it all, doesn’t it? 🙂

  • naomi says:

    I love this! Amanda, you are so creative. Well written and it has such a good rhythm.

  • carma says:

    She is absolutely precious – look at her long hair!! Audrey looks so much like mom 🙂
    Have a safe trip. I’m sure it will be relaxing 😉

  • Dea says:

    Aw! That is so true! Lol. Happy almost birthday to your beautiful lil girl!

  • Molly says:

    She is so precious, and I just can’t believe how much older she looks!! She’s beautiful! Enjoy Florida…we hope to make it there within the next year!
    Happy Thanksgiving, dear friend!

  • Mary says:

    Beautiful eyes! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  • Ruth says:

    Too cute!

  • Kristin Smith says:

    Have a WONDERFUL vacation and enjoy those precious kiddos!!

  • Judith Norman says:

    Happy Birthday, sweet girl.

  • scatterbrain says:

    Hey! Was this about my daughter?? When my husband and I cant find something, the first place we look in is the trashcan!! You wouldn’t believe all the stuff we’ve found there! Here’s another thing my daughter does that proclaims loud and clear that she is a girly girl- Any cylindrical object has to be rubbed on her lips…what if, by some chance it turned out to be lipstick! I don’t even wear lipstick except for special occasions! How on earth did she learn that??
    P.S. I’m going to post this poem on my blog. Will give you credit for it!

  • Amy K says:

    Love, love, love it – thanks for sharing that. Look at those beautiful, little blue eyes. Your kids are so adorable.
    Wishing you and your family a blessed Thanksgiving Day!

  • Kristen says:

    Too funny! As the mom of an 18 month old, I can say this is her creed too!

  • olivia says:

    love this one. my brother’s baby is just 5 months old but i’m saving this poem for when he’s gonna need to laugh when she gets that age. i can’t wait. what a fun age…to have her visit and then send her home. 🙂

  • Sally says:

    Hope your time at WDW is magical! We just arrived home today! We (11 of us!)celebrated my parents 50th wedding anniversary on a Disney cruise & 2 days at WDW. HB to your sweet little one!

  • Stephanie says:

    That is great. Our Evelyn will turn 2 on the 14th of January and I wonder how in the world that happened! Three cheers for toddlers! 🙂

  • Cindy Howe says:

    I absolutely love it! I have a 8, 4 and 2 year old so this fits right with it. Thanks

  • Londa says:

    Oh how exciting! I somehow missed this post last week…Aubrey is the cutest little girl! Those eyes and sweet cheeks!!! Have a wonderful time with your family making the best memories!!!