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Saturday, 17 August 2013

10 Ways Living With a Toddler Is Like Being in Prison -

10 Ways Living With a Toddler Is Like Being in Prison - 

As a parent, your schedule is often dictated by the needs of your child, especially when that child is young.

The necessity of getting a toddler home for a nap -- as well as the need to get them to bed for the night before the sun has even gone down -- can cripple your day. Being sequestered in your home for a few hours is usually better than dealing with a public meltdown from an overtired toddler, so sometimes, the trade-off is worth it. Still, raising a toddler can be rather suffocating.

In fact, it's uncanny how many aspects of the parenting experience remind me of prison -- complete with a sadistic little warden who harbors a Napoleon complex.

10 Ways Having a Toddler is Like Being in Prison

You can't do anything without constant supervision

Every morning begins with someone screaming at you to wake up

You're always terrified something bad will happen when you're in the shower

You're always terrified someone is going to crawl into your bed in the middle of the night

Meal time is fraught with tension

Someone's always watching you go to the bathroom

You never get to choose the movie and then it's hard to hear it over all the hooting and hollering

You're always terrified someone is going to punch, bite, tackle, stab or attack you with some kind of makeshift weapon

Contraband -- like booze, chocolate and adult entertainment -- must be smuggled in and consumed in secret

Conjugal visits are hard to come by, require intense scheduling, and are often interrupted

BONUS: One Way Having a Toddler is NOT Like Being in Prison

Being placed in solitary confinement is a reward, not a punishment

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