Don’t be fooled by these faces.
They may look happy and playful, but they are really hardened gang members, capable of monstrous acts of rebellion.
They are the smallest members of the well-known, international gang who go by the name, “Toddlers.” And their specialty? Tag-team mutiny.
They are especially mutinous in the bathtubs. It starts innocently enough. One will splash once. Then the other will splash once. Then I’ll say, “No splashing.” Then they’ll giggle and stop. Then one will splash twice. Then the other will splash twice. And before I know it, there are BUCKETS of water all over the floor and my pants and the walls.
This is the worst offender:
This child will wait until everything is calm and I have cleaned up their splashes and bath time is almost over and then she’ll give this wild, native cry and splash like a maniac.
And then her co-conspirator joins in and it all begins again.
Toddler gangs. They’re real, people. They’re real.
It’s a good thing I have my partner in crime. He’s got my back.