7 Reasons Toddlers Are Awesome Human Beings

Toddlers get a bad rap. I’ve heard them called everything from tiny terrorists to little brats. I have to admit, I’ve had a few unsavory things to say about life with a two-year-old myself, but lately I’ve been thinking we don’t give them the credit they deserve.

In fact, I’m starting to wonder if my two-year-old might be a better human being than I am most days. Seriously, don’t laugh. Have you ever stopped to think about how great toddlers really are? No? Well, let me tell you.

They’re hilarious.

I have never met an adult with a sense of humor that comes as naturally as it does to a two-year-old. Most kids this age will do just about anything for a laugh. Lately, my little comedian has started replacing the words of nursery rhymes just for a laugh, usually with bathroom humor. As hard as I try to keep a straight face, her hilarious antics always get a laugh out of me.

They Dance Like Nobody’s Watching.

Ya know that corny saying about dancing like nobody’s watching? Toddlers totally have this down pat. All it takes is a little music and most kids this age will bust a move, putting everything into expressing themselves.

They Never Give Up

My toddlers are the most persistent human beings I have ever met. It isn’t just when they really want a piece of candy or to watch another show, either. Have you ever watched a one-year-old learning how to walk? I promise you, if I toppled over that many times while trying to take a few steps I would give up right away.

They are Generous

Sure, most toddlers have to be taught to share with their siblings, but my kids also have a generous streak that amazes me. Most of the time, they don’t think twice about sharing a bite of their sweets or giving away their toys.

They Forgive and Forget. Literally.

I have endlessly crossed the line with my kids. I have lost my temper, been impatient with them for no reason and straight up ignored them because I was distracted by something silly like my phone. Every single time I offend or hurt my toddlers’ feelings in some way, they are so quick to forgive and something about the way their little brains work makes it so easy for them to forget, too. No matter how terrible I’ve been, they’ll be ready for a tickle fight or a hug within a few minutes of my offense.

They Dole Out Endless Affection

Even at her grumpiest my two-year-old is anxious to show affection all of the time. I’m sure this varies from kid to kid, but I’m so amazed that my kids’ love talk seems to bottomless. They never grow tired of my touch and are quick to offer a hug or a back scratch if them think I need some love.

They Tell it Like it Is

Have you ever had a person in your life who will never share how they actually feel about something? There is something to be said for toddlers’ ability to say exactly how they feel and what they think without worrying what others think of them.


There is no denying that parenting toddlers is hard work. In the chaos of our day-to-day lives at home with kids, let’s be careful to remember just how rewarding caring for these amazing human beings can be.