Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Reasons My Kid Is Crying

This month's book club came at a perfect time. Little man is starting the emotional roller coaster of toddlerhood. This book was a refreshing reminder that all toddlers go through this phase and no meltdown is unjust.

In spirit of the book, here are a few of my own Reasons My Kid is Crying:
He was told he couldn't run into the street.

He didn't want his nap to be over.

He didn't want his picture taken.

After 20 minutes, I wouldn't hold his book any longer so he could point at cars.

He didn't like that the shark swam away.

I wouldn't let him do his own stunts.

He wanted to wear the "Melmo" shirt.

He didn't want his face wiped.

This post was inspired by the novel Reasons My Kid Is Crying by Greg Pembroke who captures frustrating yet hilarious parenting moments through perfectly captioned photos of unhappy kids. Join From Left to Write on April 15 we discuss Reasons My Kid Is Crying. As a member, I received a copy of the book for review purposes.


  1. So cute! Makes me remember those days when my teens threw tantrums...glad that's over with!

  2. I can totally relate to at least 4 of his reasons for crying... I don't like having my picture taken, I don't want my face wiped, and I really hate when naptime is over! Loved this! :)

  3. Awww too funny and too cute. And that he loves naps is bonus.

  4. What a cutie! BTW, I want to cry when nap time is over too. :)

  5. What a cutie! BTW, I want to cry when nap time is over too. :)

  6. Toddlers cry at the darndest things!

  7. Adorable! Almost makes me wish I could go back in time...almost.