• Shayla Caldwell

What I Hate Most About Parenting Toddlers

Originally posted June 17, 2017


In my last post, I talked about my favorite things in motherhood. Today, I want to briefly touch on the things that are THE WORST. Although there are a lot of great things that happen between you and your child, there are definitely some not so great things.

I have 3 kids- soon to be 4- all four years old or less. I’m a stay at home mom, so I’m with them all. The. TIME! There are bound to be some moments where I can’t stand what I do. So, here we go!


1. Lack of privacy

Once you have a baby, it seems like there are never any moments alone! With your first child, you are usually way more alert, especially at night-time. I used to be a somewhat heavy sleeper, and then Josiah came along. I could hear every baby noise and got up running to make sure he was okay.


Then, there’s the bathroom. Once they can crawl or walk, you’ll never go to the bathroom alone again; well at least for several years. Fingers under the door, banging on the door, crying on the other side of the door… can a sista just go in peace?!





2. If I have to get up one mo’ time!!

With three little ones in the house, I am on my feet constantly. I’m always getting someone off of something they shouldn’t be on, helping build towers, getting water, meals, etc. Toddlers have so much energy!


I have to muster the strength to do something active with them every day, otherwise they won’t take a nap. And Lord knows momma needs a nap too! I find it especially difficult being 9 months pregnant now. Most days I just want to sit on the couch and do nothing. But even then, I’m climbed on, layed upon, jumped upon, and wrestled with. Hence, point number one.





3. Memory loss

It seems like the more children we have in the house, the more and more I’m forgetting. I can put my phone or keys down, and literally 30 seconds later be scrambling for them. It usually takes me 10 minutes to find something I “lost” when it’s right under my nose the whole time.

If I go to the store, I get preoccupied and forget the main thing I went to the store for in the first place. There are so. Many. KIDS to think about and handle, all the other stuff finds a way to creep out of my mind. Quickly.


Chalk it up to being sleep deprived, or lack of vitamins, idk. I just know that it sucks.




And that’s it! There are seasons in parenting, so I’m sure as my kids get older there will be new crosses to bear. What are some things that bother you the most about parenting? Leave a line below! #hidingisoverrated

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