Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Should I Eat This? (A Flow Chart for Toddlers, by Toddlers)

Sometimes I catch my child about to eat a disgusting dust-and-hair-covered raisin he found in the living room carpet, and three things go through my mind:

  1. Gross, when's the last time we even had raisins?
  2. Doesn't anybody ever clean around here?
  3. Exactly what decision-making process led up to him putting that in his mouth? 
I still can't reliably answer the first two questions, but now at least we've solved the third mystery. This handy toddler flow chart explains so much.

What are toddlers thinking when they put weird, gross, and totally random things in their mouths (and then act like dinner is just too disgusting for them to eat?) This funny flow chart is a hilarious piece of toddler humor that finally explains it all. #toddler #humor #funny #unremarkablefiles #parentinghumor

I hope that clears things up for us previously clueless parents. And if you don't yet have children but are planning to, please save for future reference. You're going to need it.

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Katy said...

Love it!

Handsfullmom said...


Ann-Marie Ulczynski said...

I might add, "did my mother put extra effort into preparing it?" Then don't eat it.

Jennifer Humphries said...

Oh my gosh this is fantastic! Not just for toddlers either I might say :)

Jenny Evans said...

Oh yes, it works with babies too!

Jenny Evans said...


Audrey Humaciu said...

Is it a meal? - snort! Oh yes.

Thanks for sharing on #FridayFrivolity

Sam said...

I read this a while back Jenny (I read all your posts :-) ) and it made me chuckle! The funniest one has to be 'is it a meal? DON'T EAT IT!! - so true! Thanks for linking up to #thetruthabout!

thesingleswan said...


For Cygnet the question is "has mummy put the ipad on?" - yes - open mouth so mummy can spoon food in. no - have a tantrum until she does put the ipad on, unless of course it is chocolate in which case Cygnet (aged 2.5) will make an exception.

Pen x #TheTruthAbout

Leslie A said...

Hahahaha! I'm constantly pulling things out of my toddler's mouth. Just the other day it was dirt. Yes, straight up dirt. Thanks so much for a good laugh and for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!