I've started to notice some things lately... some general observations about my 2-year old daughter. She, and her fellow toddler contingent in general, exhibit behavior resembling... well, a mentally unsound street person. Yes, that's right, I am comparing my precious, beautiful daughter to a insane vagrant. Here's why:
10.) She eats her meals on the go, taking bites while hunched in a corner or while walking around talking to herself.
9.) She talks to herself.
8.) She occasionally growls at strangers.
7.) Aggressive behavior may spring forth at any moment.
6.) She carries around collected money, old bits of food, and other random small objects in a change purse.
5.) She asks for money when she sees it.
4.) She asks for food when she sees it.
3.) Personal hygiene is not a priority. And she occasionally pees on herself and/or her bedding.
2.) She finds creative (and crazy) uses for objects.
"This glove is for squirting babies." "My forks hold my shirt."
And the #1 reason my toddler is like a homeless and/or crazy person:
1.) She pushes her most prized objects around in a shopping cart.
This may include blankets, cups of water, dogs, babies, weapons, snacks, sun glasses, shoes, and so on...
I know this is potentially offensive. To the (many) rational, down-and-out folks who are homeless (and reading this blog? =none), I apologize. What can I say? Childish impulses do often resemble insanity.