When you love someone, accept them as they are—pants or no pants
The toddler stage can be a rude awakening for parents. Seemingly overnight, their sweet infants morph into tyrants whose iron will is matched only by their adorableness. One minute they’re saying "I love you," and the next minute they’re delivering an unexpected slap to your face.
Parents aren’t blameless, though—toddlers have their own grievances. They just don’t express them “with their words,” whatever that means. But finally, after minutes of horror, they have the Honest Toddler to speak on their behalf. Who better to instruct parents on the needs of toddlers than an actual toddler who can authoritatively spell out preferred foods (fishy crackers, stat!), sleep training methods (hint: none), and the proper response to bananas with strings (complete collapse).
With a voice that is at once inimitable and universal, the Honest Toddler has built a loyal following of parents laughing through their tears as they recognize their own child in the shenanigans of one bravely honest tot.
HONEST TODDLER lives in Montreal and enjoys attention, cake, television, running and games. Almost 270,000 adults follow HT on Twitter, and a television adaptation of HT’s writings is in development with Darren Star and 20th Century Fox. HT is also developing a method for turning broccoli into cookies—more details soon.
BUNMI LADITAN started her first media company at age eighteen. Soon after, she launched and sold a social networking site geared toward moms and began a social media agency, working with Fortune 500 companies. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, Mothering and iVillage, where her satirical pieces on parenting and politics have often gone viral. In May 2012, she created Honest Toddler, a character based on her youngest child. She lives with her family near Montreal.