Your toddler doesn’t have a lot of language skills. Sharing their big feelings is hard. Here’s what your toddler would say to you if they could. These simple, powerful sentiments will touch your heart.
You are the most beautiful, most perfect person in the whole world.
I look up to you. I am in awe of you. I think you are perfect. I am grateful for you. You are the most amazing thing I have ever seen.
I need you with my whole being, so much that it hurts sometimes.
I have a lot of tough times as I navigate this new, huge world and figure myself out. I need you by my side every step of the way. I rely on you, look up to you, and seek your guidance. Even when it looks like I’m pushing you away, I am always asking for your love.
When we are disconnected, I am confused, and I think it’s my fault.
When things go wrong between us, I am scared, and I don’t know what to do. I don’t have a lot of tools for figuring out conflict, and I’m afraid things will never be right again.
When I want your attention, anything will do.
When I react with glee or mischief even though you yelled at me or pushed me away, it’s not because I’m mocking your anger or trying to manipulate you. It’s because any attention will do, and I don’t know how to get a different kind.
I forgive you. Tomorrow is a new day, and I am ready to enjoy it with you.
I’m always ready for things to be right between us. Even if today was hard, tomorrow I need your love just as much and I’m ready to show you my love the best I can. Let’s start over!
For fun day ideas, try 63 Things to do with your 2 Year Old.
Additional Reading: Toddler Meltdown – 5 Things NOT To Do