My daughter is 19 months old and I have found myself wondering on several occasions during those 19 months if she is really a feline disguised as a precious little girl…Does that sound a little odd to you? Then maybe you don’t have a toddler or maybe your toddler actually acts like a human…either way, I have put together a list of 5 similarities between my toddler & my cat to show you just what I mean.
5 Similarities Between My Toddler & My Cat:
1. They beg incessantly for milk.
As soon as my little girl wakes up in the morning she starts asking for her milk cup. Then she usually asks for chocolate syrup and for me to “shake, shake, shake” the cup. The cat also wakes up and begs for milk…and a belly rub…and a crown.
2. They like to wallow all over my workspace..and my face.
If I am trying to work on anything at all, my toddler & my cat ensure that my attention doesn’t stray too far from them. Maybe I should chalk this one up to love & affection instead of a self-centered action…
3.”Look at Me!!”
Whether I am cooking, watering plants, or trying to use the restroom (do any mamas do this in peace?) I have a little creature running in a figure 8 pattern through my ankles to ensure that I know she is still the most important thing in my life…Again, this applies to both my toddler & my cat…
4. They do their business where they shouldn’t.
The cat went through a phase of peeing and pooping everywhere that she shouldn’t…including my laundry 🙁 My toddler is now in a phase where she likes to take her diaper off and be free like the kitty. It looks like potty training is in our near future.
5. They are totally obsessed with boxes.
If you know anything about cats, then you know that boxes of any shape and size attract them like magnets…The same applies to this girl. She actually broke down into a heartbroken tantrum once when she saw me throw a diaper box away.
What do your kids do that remind you of your pets? Or am I alone on this one? 🙂