A Three Year Old’s Life is “Not Fair!”

by Melanie Edwards on January 5, 2009 · 3 comments

in a different perspective, Parenting, toddlers

Lately, my three year old has taken to repeating a phrase that is like nails on a chalkboard every time I hear it.

It’s not fair!

There are variations to this phrase, as well.

But mooom….it’s not fair!

It’s not fair, mommy!

But, but, but…it’s not fair!

Any way it’s said, you’d think I had a teenager in the house, not a toddler.

Apparently, life is rough for three year olds.

I’m not sure where exactly she picked up the phrase, since it’s not something commonly said in our house.

But, curse whoever or whatever introduced it into her vocabulary.

Oh, in case you’re wondering, these are my many ways of being unfair:

  • I feed her.
  • I give her a bath.
  • I clean up the craptacular mess in the pamper she refuses to let go of yet.
  • Oh, wait, I even play with her.

The horror!

Like I said, it’s a hard knock life for three year olds.

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1 Web-Betty January 5, 2009 at 7:38 am

It get’s better. Next will be “This is my worst day ever!

2 Melanie (Modern Mami) January 5, 2009 at 6:51 pm

Seriously? At 3!!!???

3 Elle August 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

Parents deal with a lot of comments from their children! Preschoolers are so curious about the world and are trying to communicate their emotions through words. Guess it is tough for them, too! Joy Berry has some great books on identifying emotions and behavioral issues, including breaking promises. I’ve found her to be a good resource. The books may be helpful: http://store.joyberrybooks.com/index.cfm/product/22_49/help-me-be-good-series-box-set.cfm

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