You know you have a toddler at home when ….

Ø      You receive a mysterious voice message, showering you with expletives and threatening you with dire consequences if you ever call back again. After you recover from the initial shock you wonder if it were a crank call, a new advertising gimmick, or an insane person and blatantly wonder how could have such a thing happened to an ethical, law abiding citizen such as yourself?. You mentally prepare for the next steps, when you see a little fellow not more than 3 feet walking with a phone, sporting a serious look and punching in some numbers. 

Ø      You boot your laptop in the morning at work, only to find that it has conked off. You smartly hand it over to the helpdesk and audaciously tell the person that you don’t think much of Dell products anymore and even that it was a refurbished laptop. Hours later you find yourself staring at a scorn Manager scrambling for words trying to explain why there was at least a cup of Apple juice inside the laptop.  

Ø      Your computers, TV, DVD and CD player are all put to their ultimate stress test. The reset button on the computer is pressed 25 times in 2 minutes; the TV on/off button is pressed 20 times a minute, the buttons on the DVD are shown no mercy pressing rewind, fast forward at the same time, pause and play at the same time and the CD player, let’s just not go there. 

Ø      You trip and fall down flat on the floor when you accidentally step on a strange object on the way to the bathroom at 2:00 AM. You switch on the lights only to discover a small toy car so strategically placed that would even put the secret service people to shame.

Ø      You plonk yourself in front of the TV to relax after a hectic day only to find big red ants nibbling your feet. You scream and pull the couch aside only to find army of ants feasting on a 5 day old muffin piece. The toddler had generously tossed the unwanted piece behind the couch to feed the ants.

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  1. Shobha says:

    There you are again, hitting the right button….simply enjoy reading your blog.
    Could agree more with each one of your points.

    Guess you must have also heard the strange noises from the toy room in the wee hrs of the night when your little one’s toys suddenly decide its time to play!!!


    RC: Shobha, what can I say? You have read my mind. We can write a book about toddlers I guess. Thanks for all the sweet comments.

  2. Asha says:

    Hahaha!!! Welcome to mommyhood!!

    RC: Thanks Asha. Seems like you are having the last laugh, having raised 2 kids who are well past toddlerhood. Way past toddlerhood.

  3. roopa says:

    very nicely written 🙂 oh yeah dell laptop my dear son made sure to insert atleast 5 coins in the dvd rom drive adn finally had got it replaced hats off to dell service without a word got it replaced for me :)!

    RC: Roopa, now that is something to applaud about DELL. What is with these toddlers, laptops, DVD ROMS?

  4. lakshmi says:

    i keep coming back to read about your toddler 😀 – i can understand it can be terribly exasperating beyond a point though.

    RC: Thank you very much Lakshmi. All your comments mean so much to me. I agree, sometimes it is, but then there are days when their innocence, carefree life makes you want to go back to childhood days again.

  5. Priya says:

    hahah…very well written, just the other day a friend of mine was telling me how her toddler had decided to become pest controller of the house and is on a lizard / ants chasing spree…

    RC: Thanks so much Priya. Now, good that you forewarned me about pests, hopefully I can be better prepared for that.

  6. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    That is just great! I don’t have any children of my own, but I look forward to this comedy of errors in the future! Thanks for the laugh (and the WARNING, especially!!!)

    Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll!

    RC: Thanks so much Jenn. I am so glad you enjoyed it and that you got the much needed warning. Best Wishes and thanks again for the warm welcome.

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