Why do all toddlers seem to have the same fascinations and aversions? It’s like they all hate vegetables but they love whatever Mommy is eating. And why do all kids this age feel compelled to talk to Mommy as soon as she picks up the phone? Or what makes them want to stick things up their noses or in other small spaces, like electrical outlets or the DVR tray? And why do all kids this age go into overdrive right before bedtime?
Why is this? It’s like toddlers are all hard-wired a certain way, no matter their genes. We may never understand, but the following picture seems to sum it up best….