Toddler Fairness

Every parent wants their child to learn the importance of taking turns, right?

So we should be absolutely thrilled that SB has picked up on it.

The only problem is that she doesn’t extend that to her being fair. Oh no – she just has a very strong sense of right and wrong when it comes to mummy and daddy.

She clearly sees that, because I work during the week, Daf gets “his turn” whenever the two of them are together. So on my day off today, when we went shopping, it was “mummy’s turn”. For everything. 

Can daddy push your trike, sweetheart? NO. Mummy’s turn. 

Can daddy chop up your food, princess? NO, it’s Mummy’s turn now. 

Can daddy carry you because mommy’s back is hurting, pudding? NO. Naughty daddy, it is Mummy’s turn now! Mummy’s turn!

I’m utterly amazed at the sentences she’s coming out with. I’m also slightly concerned at the extent she’s already answering back. Not to mention that my heart is getting melted by the fact that she wants me to do things with her – and looking forwards to Sunday, when it will be “Mummy’s Turn” again.

You win this time, tiny human.



16 thoughts on “Toddler Fairness

  1. imummyblog says:

    Aww sounds like she just loves you so much! My little girls does this too but with her Nan. Some times I feel a little left out lol but hey at least I get to relax a little bit when nanny is around! #KCACOLS


  2. Educating Roversi says:

    We have this with Mini R, he’s two next month and everything is “Mummys turn” or “Mini R turn”. Most commonly, when doing his teeth, he desperately wants to do them, but I like to do them first then he can finish the job. He spends the entire time saying it’s his turn with toothpaste falling out of his mouth and me struggling to brush! #KCACOLS


  3. Savannah (@HowHesRaised) says:

    Such a sweet little princess who knows what she wants! I think it’s wonderful that she is learning control over her preferences and decisions. Sounds like her decisions aren’t the only thing she’s controlling (; It’s okay, my kiddo has me in the palm of his hand! ❤ #KCACOLS


  4. yummyblogger says:

    That’s so funny!! Ours doesn’t do this (yet!) but is as equally as strong-willed… For the last week his new favourite word is ‘no’ or ‘no, thank you’!! #KCACOLS


  5. Allyson Greene says:

    Ohhhh this is so adorable, I love that she is claiming “your turn”. This is so adorable, my daughter doesn’t favor one parent over the other too often, and it changes (daily I swear) I love that your lil one is doing this!! #KCACOLS


  6. occupation:(m)other says:

    Oh that’s sweet – how lovely that she’s picked up on the concept of when you both have to take turns! Yep can relate to the fairness as long as it doesn’t involve them – my son is the master of giving toys he doesn’t want to play with to other children…the other children that actually want to play with the toy he’s got! #KCACOLS


  7. madelinelittlejohns says:

    Oh that’s really quite sweet that she wants it to be your turn at the weekends! They know what they’re doing don’t they! x #KCACOLS


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s