'Reasons Your Toddler Is Crying' Reddit Thread Is Hilarious & Too Real

A mom took to the social media site to propose that people share the reasons their L.O. freaked out, and the thread is going viral. 

February 22, 2019

Every parent knows that their little ones aren't exactly the most rational beings. One of the funniest, most SMH-inducing illustrations of this fact is, of course, when they flip out over, well, absolutely nothing. Back in September, we saw visual evidence of this in a hilarious, viral photo series posted on the Facebook page Thunder Dungeon, shared alongside the caption, "Reasons my tiny human is crying."  The series featured photos of a little girl losing her mind because...she kept dropping her fork. Another had a meltdown over a dropped gas station receipt. Now, a mom on Reddit has tasked her fellow Redditors with sharing the reason their tiny human is crying, and the resulting thread is too funny.

"I vote that we need a weekly 'Reasons why your toddler is crying' thread (if we don’t already)," the mom who goes by JordAndyLion proposed in the Beyond the Bump subreddit. "It’s 8:30am. Here’s my list for the day so far: 

  1. I cut her grapes. She wanted to eat them whole.

  2. She wanted shoes on. I put the shoes on. 10 minutes later I asked if I could take them off so I could change her diaper. She did not want them off.

  3. I eventually took the shoes off and changed the diaper. Did not have fun.

  4. She took me to the door and wanted to go outside. Due to the 5” of snow we got last night I said “not right now.” She didn’t take it well.

  5. She wanted this fuzzy owl basket thing that I keep my pens and checkbook in. She couldn’t reach it and tantrums ensued. I gave in and emptied it and now she has the fuzzy owl basket thing.

  6. She found her daddies axe body wash and wanted me to open it so she could smell it. I opened it. It didn’t open as far as she’d like. Cue the screams.

She’s now eating a slice of cheese, so I’m in the clear for at least 5 minutes 👍🏻 (shes 17mo btw)

How are all of your days going so far?"

InannasPocket replied, "Well today my 2 year old is upset that I can't 'turn the snow off' because it's 'making the sky messy.' She also doesn't want her balloon to float, but also wants to have the balloon. And is upset that when she sticks her hand in a glass and then makes a fist, she can't pull it out. So it looks like today's theme is going to be 'sorry honey, mama can't control the laws of physics.'"

Redditor Tiffiwi shared her child is equally aggravated by weather. "My 2 year old was crying yesterday because 'the sun bursts' at him," she wrote. "He’s happy today with the snow, though."

RoarEatSleep noted that her toddler is quite needy. In fact her "favorite phrase is ‘I need.’ (I need Moana, I need pancakes, I need syrup, I need milk, I need sprinkles, I need frozen, I need water, I need different water, I need to get dressed, I need Dino dress, I need a different dress, I need, I need, I need) It’s noon and she’s said it maybe 200 times so far. We’re taking a timeout right now because I think I might scream if she needs one more thing today."

Cucumbermoon shared, "My 13mo cried last night because he wanted to stir the black beans I was cooking for dinner. I let him stir them for twenty minutes. We only stopped because they were done cooking, and it was time to eat. Inconsolable."

Phixlet offered up a similarly food-related incident: "Kiddo wanted animal crackers, I gave them to him, he put them in his mouth. Then he started bawling. I still don’t know what happened."

Newborn mamas chimed in, as well, pointing out just how difficult it can be to decode what a baby is crying about. "I have a 5 week old," Redditor Superpinwheel wrote. "I'd love to know why he's crying. Even if it's ridiculous JUST GIVE ME A CLUE CHILD I'VE DONE EVERYTHING WHAT ELSE COULD YOU POSSIBLY WANT."

Thank goodness these loving moms have one another on Reddit—and are finding the entertainment value in their L.O.s' mind-boggling meltdowns.

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