The Toddler’s Job

The Toddler knows a lot about computers. Silly Mummy and Silly Daddy do work on the computer. Not always of their own free will, in fact: ‘Mummy, you sit down do work now! Do work on computer!’ The Toddler has furthered her computer knowledge with a little bit of research to confirm how much fun it is to work on computers: ‘Daddy, you like computers? You like computers, Daddy?’

Armed with all of this information, The Toddler has decided she will also take up working on the computer. The exact nature of The Toddler’s work is at present unclear. Nonetheless, she sits down next to the Toot Toot Safari track. She looks at it closely: ‘Computer not working again.’ No, well, it’s a Toot Toot Safari track. (Also, do note the ‘again’: apparently this is not the first time the Toot Toot Safari track has failed to be a computer.) The Toddler is unhappy: ‘Not playing. Need to show The Baby my work.’ Don’t you hate it when your computer turns into a Toot Toot Safari track before you managed to save your work to show to The Baby? Silly Mummy suggests that The Toddler turns the Toot Toot Safari off and back on again. Silly Mummy thinks she’s funny. The Toddler does not agree.

Though the specifics of The Toddler’s job remain unknown, she is evidently a high powered toddler executive and, as such, cannot be expected to go to bed. At bedtime, entirely ignoring tiny, insignificant details such as the fact that she is nowhere near the computer (and is actually sitting on the sofa playing with a tea set), The Toddler declares: ‘Me do more works. Me go on computer just a little bit longer, do more work. Okay?’ Clearly, The Toddler is a workaholic, but at what?

The Toddler has put a plastic farmhouse in the hallway. She returns for The Baby: ‘The Baby, come and play on my computer. Come here, The Baby. To my work.’ The Baby is not showing signs of willingness to accompany The Toddler to her computer/farmhouse. The Toddler offers encouragement: ‘Come to my work. Want to hold hands, The Baby? Hold hands, The Baby. Is good.’ Well, that answers the question about the nature of her work, at least. She’s Borat.

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  1. Anita Cleare says:

    I love toddlers’ confused notions of ‘work’! Even my 12 year old still has a pretty confused notion as to exactly why people get paid for sitting at a computer or making phone calls….. #TwinklyTuesday

  2. Min says:

    Love it! I’m pretty sure mine is itching to do “work” as well, as the computer is the number one Gold Star Toy that he’s not allowed to play with. He is welcome to do all my actual work-the results would be interesting.

  3. Kristen says:

    Love it!!! Toddlers are so funny! Mine pretends the remote is a phone. I think he has even used a shoe…don’t ask he LOVES shoes! Thanks for sharing! #twinklytuesday

  4. Catie says:

    Oh, I’m intrigued to know what she does now and what role the baby would play! Is she a teacher, Dr, vet, brain surgeon..? Follow up post please. X #SSAAchievements

  5. helen gandy says:

    Oh you’ve got to love toddlers! My son often puts my husbands headset on and pretends he’s working and on an important call haha. Thanks for sharing with the #bestandworst :-) hope to see you link up again!

  6. Oh gosh, I love your toddler.
    In fact I think she’d sort out any crappily rubbish grown up type stuff in a flash and put her spin on it.
    Our computer is still very much the “puter” in our house and the car is the “poop-poop” but that’s a story for another time.
    Thanks for linking up with #SSAmazingAchievements :)

  7. Janet says:

    Great post and I’m so jealous of Toddler’s computer – how imaginitive! I can totally relate as I work from home, and had to buy my son a vtech laptop so that he could pretend to work – he worked by playing a car game in which you had to avoid hitting the barriers by pressing the arrows, or he flew a plane, and sometimes he would match the correct word to the object or make up a song/tune. His work is so much more exciting than mine – and more important as he used to close my laptop so I could just watch him and wondered why I was grumpy as I had to stay up and work when he was asleep (which wasn’t for very long). Lol, kids are great – I love how imaginitive and in-tune with what we are doing. :) #bigfatlinky


  8. martyn says:

    Ha so cute. I dint think my boys have any concept of work. They understand I make money which they want to spend but no other idea. They’ve never tried to join in either..:/ thanks for linking up with us on the #bigfatlinky hope to see you there this week

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