Tantrums are something you know to expect once the dreaded toddler years arrive. However, what you don’t expect are the things which can actually trigger these full-on meltdowns.
You see, to a toddler, absolutely anything can feel like it’s the end of the world. Something which seems so trivial to you can feel like a massive deal to your little one. The battles you’ll face the ridiculous things can end up leaving you feeling like you’re going insane.
This is why many parents have started to see the funny side of these trivial yet epic meltdowns. Seeing the humor in the situation can really help you to keep your sanity. Here, we’ll look at some of the funniest and most bizarre reasons toddlers throw tantrums to show you you’re really not alone.
Not Going Somewhere That They Didn’t Want To Go To
There’s a lot of ridiculous reasons toddler’s throw tantrums, but this is by far one of the most common. You’ve planned on going somewhere, but your toddler has other ideas. They absolutely DO NOT want to go. So, after they’ve cried, moaned and stamped their feet, you give in and decide not to go. Problem solved right? Wrong!
Now that you’re not going, your toddler is even more distraught. They’re now throwing an epic fit because you’re not going to the place they didn’t want to go to in the first place. It’s madness, it makes no sense, but yet here you are feeling baffled as your toddler sobs uncontrollably. Yep, this is definitely one of the stranger ones, but it’s surprisingly common.
Somebody Or Something Looked At Them
It doesn’t take much to upset a toddler, in fact, it can be a simple look which sets them off. When discussing ridiculous reasons their toddlers have had meltdowns, many parents have revealed it was a look from either the pet or their siblings which set them off.
Again, it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Perhaps they’re going through a particularly shy phase and even the pet dog looking at them is enough to make them want to disappear? Who knows! I guess we’ve all had times where we don’t want anyone to see us, so it’s not totally unrelatable.
Their Father Shaved
Fathers shaving their beards off and revealing their fresh new look to their babies, often on sites such as YouTube, has been popular for quite some time now. However, not all children are happy with dad’s new look!
The reason behind this one is understandable. It’s pretty tough for toddlers to recognize people when something has changed in their appearance. If the beard was quite long, the transformation would be pretty huge so it’s no wonder toddlers have a hard time figuring out it is the same person underneath. All they know is this strange looking man has their father’s voice, but it doesn’t look like him. That can be pretty terrifying! There are quite a few videos circulating online regarding beard related toddler tantrums so if you haven’t seen them, check them out now.
The Pets Won’t Say Hello Back
Although they no doubt look cute, pets and toddlers can be an absolute nightmare when put together. However, it’s not just the potential chaos which can cause issues. Nope, it seems even when your pet is being quiet, it’s offending your toddler.
There’s some hilarious stories online from parents who claim their toddler threw an epic tantrum because their pet didn’t say hello back to them. I mean, we all know it’s rude not to say hello back to someone, but we also know animals can’t talk. Your toddler may not really grasp this piece of general knowledge just yet, so to them your pet is being rude and they’re simply not going to stand for it.
They Can’t Get Away From Their Shadow
Another piece of general knowledge your toddler may not have developed yet is how a shadow works. You’re out walking in the glorious sunshine and you and your little one are having a great time. That is, until they discover their shadow.
Now, in all fairness, a shadow could look pretty sinister if you didn’t know what it was. It’s black, it has the outline of a person but absolutely no features. To your toddler, it’s a monster. So, they first scream or shout before trying to run away from this scary looking thing. When that doesn’t work, they do the only thing they know how to – throw a tantrum.
It can take them quite a long time to calm down from a shadow related tantrum and as funny as it may be, it’s probably best not to let them see you laughing. If they do, it’s likely to upset them even more.
They Couldn’t Put Food Into The Power Socket
Ok, so this one is less common but it’s definitely funny enough to be added to the list. One parent hilariously revealed her toddler had a major meltdown because she wouldn’t let him put food into the power socket. In this case, it was cookies the caring toddler was trying to feed to the socket.
However, any form of food being shoved into a power socket isn’t going to have great results so it’s understandable the responsible mother put a stop to it. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean her toddler understood and an epic meltdown ensued.
Car Related Battles
There’s actually a LOT of reasons toddlers can decide to throw a tantrum in the car. However, some of the most common (and funniest) reasons include:
- Mommy chose to drive the car instead of daddy
- They aren’t allowed to throw things in the car
- You turned a corner while driving
The above seems to be quite an issue for toddlers, leading to many pretty loud tantrums being thrown in the back seat!
The above is just some of the most bizarre and funniest reasons toddlers throw tantrums. Has your toddler throw a tantrum for a ridiculous yet hilarious reason? Share your story below!