"What's in Your Backpack?" — Toddler Edition

BY SAMANTHA RODMAN

Samantha Rodman's website is drsamantharodman.blogspot.com. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

 

This piece was originally published on Babble.com and has been reprinted with permission. 


Have you ever wondered what would be in your toddler’s purse? Probably not, because you, unlike me, didn’t fall asleep after reading Us Weekly and obsessively checking the baby monitor last night, and have very weird dreams that your baby was a debutante.

Well, either way, I checked her backpack, and tell me if these don’t sound about right for you…

That handprint craft you made with Mommy at the library

Because sometimes you need to whip something out that can instantly melt a heart from 25 feet away.

Pouches

Is it a food? Is it a drink? Is it ambrosia of the gods? Yes to all.

Board Book

For when you need something that can be used for reading and for throwing at Mommy when she tries to walk into a grown-up store at the mall.

Sippy Cup

Because it’s 4 PM somewhere. No it’s milk. Really.

Tissues

Not to blow my nose or anything. But just to ask for and throw on the floor. Of the car. After it’s been washed.

Teething Necklace

One time, Mommy saw this on some celebrity baby in a magazine and now you have your first piece of jewelry. Not complaining.

Sophie la Girafe Teether 

Every toddler who’s any toddler has this one. It’s French, if you didn’t know.

Band-aids

Obviously. 75 Band-aids that you want to wear all at once, covering your entire body. Dora, NOT beige. Neutrals are out.

Granola bar

This is ostensibly for you, so why does Mommy always eat it, muttering, “No time for lunch, no time for ANYTHING …”

Diapers

Potty training is so last year. Or next year. Not this year though.

 

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