Toddler Talk Tuesdays: Does She Really Know What Baby is Doing?

Sometimes my husband and I look to Toddler to translate what Baby is doing. As in, we’ll ask her if Baby wants more Cheerios or if Baby is tired.

Sometimes we just want to include Toddler in the conversation, and sometimes we genuinely want to know if she can tell what Baby wants / is doing / is saying.

As if Toddler can actually understand what Baby is saying more than we do?? Anyway. Toddler has decided she knows what Baby is doing when she tries to open all the bathroom drawers while we’re in the bathroom for Toddler’s toileting: 

Toddler: “She’s lookin’ for money! … And baby facewash.”

And when Baby does this – crazy – thing where she digs in the laundry basket and emerges with Todder’s dirty pajamas pants (inevitably), walks around for them for a bit, then deposits them back:

Toddler: “She’s looking for chocolate chips!”

Really? Chocolate chips?! (In my head I have an image of dirty underwear in the basket with not chocolate chips but scary toddler surprise ninja poops … gross, I know.) Where does she come up with this?!

We’ve decided that Toddler does not understand what her baby sister is doing….

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