Children are a blessing. Some call them the bundles of joy and Sauti Sol went ahead to assure us that the coming of a child does not need to make us worried about how to care for them because they will come with their own abundance.
All this makes sense until you have a toddler. Raising toddlers may seem fun from the social media posts we see daily. But the experience of actually raising one is so different and sometimes very challenging, especially when they start to throw and destroy things.
A post on Twitter, that revolved around mounting one’s TV gave a sneak peek into what it means to raise a toddler. Your house is not yours anymore, as the rules will change to accommodate this new member. @Shad_khalif started the conversation on Twitter.
On posting about this ordeal on Twitter, a parent replied with his experience. From the reply, there were signs of his toddler breaking the TV.
A certain Twitter user, stuck to the perspective of maintaining one’s space as it used to be before the baby came. He preferred for the Kid to break the TV than to mount it. Citing that he cannot mount his TV because it looked tacky.
According to another Twitter user, the problem seems to the toddlers, making the whole issue of having children the main problem in the first place.
Another Twitter user was wondering how this is his problem. To him, the toddler breaking the TV was because the parent forced him or her to watch the TV. So that had he not forced the toddlers to watch the TV, they could not break the TV, and that on Twitter this tweep cannot find help.
This Twitter user was a different one. He had mounted his TV too high, close to the ceiling so that the toddler could not come close to touching it.
For others, it was disbelief as could be seen in their replies. Here, a user by the name Ewoi Kiplagat says that in the event that his toddler breaks the TV, he would ask for a DNA test. An insinuation that his biological child cannot get in the behaviour of breaking things.
For another one, it was chest pains, especially if you think of your 98 thousand TV going just like that. Once the toddler breaks it, you get in the process of acquiring another one which could not have been an issue if money was not a problem.
One Twitter user breaks the hearts of parents. That it does not matter what you do, toddlers can overcome whatever challenges and do what toddlers do best. They have a way of finding a way to break things even if a parent has put effort to prevent them.
Even if you make adjustments in your home to accommodate them, toddlers will always find their way around. however, as one mounts the TV, there is a need to consider the height of the baby. When one mounts too low, the baby can still reach it and what would be the point of the whole mounting?
Another reply gave a very unique perspective. This is probably a parent. This Twitter user went ahead to overlook the adjustments that people make to accommodate a toddler at home. He then imagined the worst that could happen when a gadget falls on the child. The TV can always be repaired or replaced, but some injuries to a child may have long detrimental effects on the baby.
Another response saw everything on this tweet as a problem. Instead of looking at toddlers and children in general, he found the whole idea of having children a problem. From his perspective, were it not for toddlers being around your home, you would not have this problem in the first place.
This perspective is from a parent. Whose experience shows how far toddlers can go when it comes to destroying things as they go. It seems that toddlers have no limit when it comes to breaking things around the house. They will break whatever they come across.
From this tweet, we can say that it is a guarantee for a toddler to destroy a thing or two. A parent ought to make space for this. Your toddlers cannot go to the neighbour and start breaking things, they will start breaking yours first.
Another one had a totally different perspective. He is of the opinion that parents can do something about the toddler’s behaviour, which comes off as a unique perspective. From the previous replies, people seem to think that one cannot do anything about toddlers’ behaviour, or that people should avoid having children. Here, the responder believes that all these sprout from parenting techniques.
There was no way the issue of using protection could miss in such a thread. When one is not ready psychologically for a child, the whole ordeal would be stressful because one may not be ready to handle all of this.
To this issue, there is also the aspect of insurance, and why not take the move to insure things around the home if it can save you the hustle of buying gadgets over and over? With toddlers, though one may do all one can to prevent them from destroying things, one can never be sure about their behaviour.
Talking of personal space, a toddler will repaint your living room together with the seats and there’s nothing to prevent them from taking this move, especially if you are not around. Before having a baby, one enjoys their own space, one may go and be back with the security that everything is the way they had left it. However, with children around, one may never know what they will go back home to at the end of the day.
Another perspective brought into the picture from this response is the aspect of control. When kids come, they take up some space within your home and there’s little you can do to prevent this. Those who love control as the major aspect of what makes life orderly might find dealing with toddlers a very huge challenge.
Generally, a child’s entrance into the family calls for space to be created for them. Space for play and exploration. In this case, exploration includes breaking that unmounted TV, painting your sits or even washing your TV.
Toddlers can be hard to contain. Sometimes, they can get into activities that may cause accidents. Here is an article giving more details on what to do to prevent accidents as they play around 6 Rules To Follow To Prevent Accidents At Home.