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What is your opinion on toddlers?

Positive opinion (explain)
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15%
They're annoying, but tolerable.
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They're little demonspawn who only exist to cause misery and suffering.
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:56 pm

Toddlers.

Many people have different opinions of toddlers. Some think they're all cute and adorable. Others think they're the devil incarnate.

Personally, I have a negative opinion of toddlers because they're loud little weaklings who can't do anything on their own and they're illiterate and you can't even talk to them about the 1968 Iowa gubernatorial election. Others overlook all this and say they're "cute" (that's debatable) and "what do you expect they're 3 why would they know about the 1968 Iowa gubernatorial election", which just sounds like a lame excuse.

So, what's your opinion on toddlers?

Also, if you somehow haven't figured it out already, that paragraph about my opinion on toddlers was obviously a joke (although many of my points still stand, they can't do anything and they cry a lot and you can't really have a meaningful conversation with them, but... yeah.)
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Postby Kowani » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:58 pm

Depends. With my little cousins, they’re awesome. Some random toddler in a restaurant that won’t stop crying? Naah.
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Postby Syrasso » Fri Jul 19, 2019 7:59 pm

I'm surprised a single democrat almost won against 3 republicans in the 1968 gubernatorial election, especially since 1 of them was a former commander of the American Legion and one of them (the winner) was the chairman of the former Iowa Republican Party.

All jokes aside, as a former toddler, I'm allowed to say that toddlers suck.

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Postby Pacomia » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:00 pm

Kowani wrote:Depends. With my little cousins, they’re awesome. Some random toddler in a restaurant that won’t stop crying? Naah.

Sure. They’re not all the same. A lot of the time, when a toddler is spoiled and annoying I blame it on the parents rather than them, they’re the one who’s not controlling it. The toddler is just doing what’s natural.

Also, the poll has vague positive opinion choices because 1. I was rushed and 2. Not as many people seem to like toddlers than dislike them.
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 pm

More often than not I have a positive opinion about toddlers, because eventhough they are loud little things that can be annoying at times, they are generally cute.
Though I've no idea why my little niece seems to be afraid of me, given that we used to spend many times together in the past.
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Postby Kowani » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:01 pm

Pacomia wrote:
Kowani wrote:Depends. With my little cousins, they’re awesome. Some random toddler in a restaurant that won’t stop crying? Naah.

Sure. They’re not all the same. A lot of the time, when a toddler is spoiled and annoying I blame it on the parents rather than them, they’re the one who’s not controlling it. The toddler is just doing what’s natural.

Gotta set those guidelines early.
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:03 pm

They are the devil’s incarnate, much more their parents. Toddlers are very annoying, but it’s not their fault. I hate it when parents see their toddlers misbehaving but do nothing about it.
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:04 pm

Also, when you’re older than them, but still a kid (clearly different from the adults), they follow you around everywhere, which can be annoying, especially when you’re a huge introvert that doesn’t like being the centre of attention or being follow around and you just want to be alone but they don’t care.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:06 pm

Developing humans. They’re bound to do things we may find annoying because, surprise! They’re children, developing. Heck, even adults do annoying shit and they have no excuse.
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Postby Pacomia » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:07 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Developing humans. They’re bound to do things we may find annoying because, surprise! They’re children, developing. Heck, even adults do annoying shit and they have no excuse.

B A D. E XCUSE
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Postby Katganistan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm

It's not their fault that they're toddlers.

They haven't learned yet that others don't experience things exactly as they do. If they're hungry, you're hungry in their view.

They're just learning the power of "NO."

They can't self-regulate their emotions.

They're clumsy.


They'll grow out of it.

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Postby Nantoraka » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm

I really love my little sister, but as a toddler, she was the most annoying little shit
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:08 pm

Katganistan wrote:It's not their fault that they're toddlers.

They haven't learned yet that others don't experience things exactly as they do. If they're hungry, you're hungry in their view.

They're just learning the power of "NO."

They can't self-regulate their emotions.

They're clumsy.


They'll grow out of it.

This.

Nantoraka wrote:I really love my little sister, but as a toddler, she was the most annoying little shit

Ah well, for me when my sister was in her toddler stage she is generally cute. I'm tearing up inside from adorableness when she wore my school uniform and went with me to school.
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:09 pm

Pacomia wrote:
Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:Developing humans. They’re bound to do things we may find annoying because, surprise! They’re children, developing. Heck, even adults do annoying shit and they have no excuse.

B A D. E XCUSE


It’s not really an excuse. It is the truth of the matter. You yourself, as well as me, were toddlers at one time. We probably did annoying things and were loud because we were children in a developmental stage.
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Postby Diopolis » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 pm

I like toddlers, especially when they're relatively well disciplined.
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Postby Ohioan Territory » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:10 pm

The sound of a crying toddler is my least favorite sound. Ever. It's not annoying, but highly disturbing. Gives me chills.
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Postby Nantoraka » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:11 pm

Ohioan Territory wrote:The sound of a crying toddler is my least favorite sound. Ever. It's not annoying, but highly disturbing. Gives me chills.

I'm sure OP made this thread after having to spend an hour or so near crying toddlers at a restaurant. Or something similar.
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Postby Saiwania » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:13 pm

They call it the terrible twos for a reason. Its awfully annoying and taxing to deal with, but it'll pass in only a few years. It's something a woman (if not the mother) is better suited to handle.

I'd say 5 years of age is the minimum age where a kid becomes somewhat easier to look after. At least they can talk to you to a limited extent. They can talk to you fully if they're bright. They're old enough then to actually start school, which is great.

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Postby Diopolis » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:16 pm

Saiwania wrote:They call it the terrible twos for a reason. Its awfully annoying and taxing to deal with, but it'll pass in only a few years. It's something a woman (if not the mother) is better suited to handle.

I'd say 5 years of age is the minimum age where a kid becomes somewhat easier to look after. At least they can talk to you to a limited extent. They can talk to you fully if they're bright. They're old enough then to actually start school, which is great.

They're a lot easier when they hit 2.5-3 and start being more little kiddish as opposed to babyish. It depends on the kid, obviously.
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Postby Bluelight-R006 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:23 pm

Is it just me or do I find myself so annoying as a toddler that I’ve always wanted to time travel back and punch myself in the face?

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Postby Lanoraie II » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:26 pm

I don't trust people who don't like kids. I especially don't trust people who hate kids and refer to them as devil spawn, gremlins, etc.

I don't like the loud noises and mess that comes with kids but hating the world's most vulnerable people for inconveniencing you with their noises and mess is insane.
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Postby Tinhampton » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:27 pm

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Postby Lanoraie II » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm

Ohioan Territory wrote:The sound of a crying toddler is my least favorite sound. Ever. It's not annoying, but highly disturbing. Gives me chills.


Same here. I have a really horrible story of hearing my friend's 3 year old daughter screaming her lungs out when she was put to bed. They acted like it was normal but it shook me up so much because I could tell she was terrified of something more than just the boogeyman under her bed. I actually cried hearing it and my friend's sister had to hold me. Sadly my gut feeling about her screaming was correct...she was being sexually abused by her grandfather. My intuition is...very strong. Sometimes I wish it wasn't.

I have a lot of trouble listening to children and women screaming, even if it's in delight.
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Postby Syrasso » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:29 pm

Lanoraie II wrote:I don't trust people who don't like kids. I especially don't trust people who hate kids and refer to them as devil spawn, gremlins, etc.

I don't like the loud noises and mess that comes with kids but hating the world's most vulnerable people for inconveniencing you with their noises and mess is insane.

as a former child, i disagree with you /s

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Postby Pacomia » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:32 pm

Nantoraka wrote:
Ohioan Territory wrote:The sound of a crying toddler is my least favorite sound. Ever. It's not annoying, but highly disturbing. Gives me chills.

I'm sure OP made this thread after having to spend an hour or so near crying toddlers at a restaurant. Or something similar.

I did not. I had the idea last week, I forget how or why, but never got around to making the thread until now.
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