Today we are sharing these things only the parent of a Threenager would understand (maybe you can relate).

What is a threenager?  

A three year old possessing the attitude and demeanor of a teenager.

10 Things Only the Parent of a Threenager Would Understand

10 Things Only the Parent of a Threenager Would Understand

1).  If you give them a banana and it breaks in half, you can just go ahead and throw it away.  A threenager won’t be eating that, thank you very much.

2). They want to be carried when you are exhausted, and they want to walk by themselves when you are in a hurry.

3). They start with the “I Can’t” phrase… and say it CONSTANTLY.  “I can’t eat dinner.”  “I can’t go to bed.”  “I can’t throw it away.”

4). They become ‘tired’ or have a “belly ache” when it is time to do anything that they don’t want to do.

5).  They start to have a (strong) opinion on their outfit and hair style. (This might include wearing the SAME outfit every day, because it is their favorite.)

6). A Threenager wants to watch TV… a lot of it. When you limit her to “just one” tears will roll…

7).  Sneaky sneaky… A Threenager will start to hide things. A cookie in the pantry? A toy in bed at bedtime?

8). Changing clothes often is a new habit. A Threenager may go through ten outfits in a day (Princess, teacher, mom, firefighter, cousin, dragon, knight, sister, favorite dress, etc…)

9). You are always just a little nervous to make lunch. Did you cut the crust off today? Leave it on? Cut it? Leave it whole? Strawberry jelly? Grape?

10). They run and hide the moment you say “Get your pajamas on.” There’s no telling where your Threenager might be (but there’s a pretty good chance that it is in your closet!)

Three year olds are so much fun!  

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  1. This is so cute. My girl has just turned 5 now but some of these things are still true now. Haha.
    I have a 5 month old too so I will be reminded of the rest soon enough.

    Thanks for putting a smile on my face.