This Reddit Mom is Blaming Her Husband for Their Toddler's Behavior & Reddit is Quick to Remind Her That 'Toddlers Be Toddlin'

Toddlers are tiny terrors. It doesn’t matter who you are or how great you are at parenting — toddlers will catch you off guard with their sneaky, independent ways and there’s pretty much no helpful recourse. (This is definitely why the Mommy Loves Wine trope was invented.) If you are an experienced toddler parent like I am, then you don’t bat an eye when they paint the walls with their own poop or lick lollipops they found on the ground. It’s all par for the course. But for moms with little ones entering this adorably annoying age for the first time, they can feel totally caught off guard. Suddenly their precious baby is acting like a wild animal, so there must be something wrong…right? One mom on Reddit took to blaming her husband for her toddler’s newest behavior, and the replies are hilarious.

In the “Am I The A—hole?” subreddit, a toddler mom revealed that her son is “going through a phase where he’s copying his dad constantly,” which includes taking off his clothes.

“One of the things he’s decided to copy is taking off his clothes,” the mom wrote. “I didn’t make the connection that he was copying my husband until recently but I asked my husband if he could stop walking around the house shirtless in front of our son because I wanted to see if it would make him stop doing it too.”

“He got offended,” she continued. “And claims he’s barely ever shirtless in front of our son so that couldn’t be why he’s doing it, which isn’t true. I don’t think this is a big ask since it’s only temporary but he’s refusing to cooperate and is angry at me for even suggesting it.”

Like we say in Texas, bless this poor girl’s heart. She thinks her husband is influencing her toddler to take off his clothes? I feel like giving her a hug as she still has some of her sweet, naïve new-momness. What’s next? It’ll be her husband’s fault when he starts making toilet jokes or gross noises out of his armpit? All I can do is laugh and laugh and laugh. There is so much more to discover as a mom (especially as a boy mom!) that a little shirtless toddler is so tame in comparison.

Reddit came through to defend her husband. One person wrote, “YTA for blaming your husband for something that all toddlers just do.”

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