7 Things Babies Do Better Than Big Kids
Babies get a bad rap as being difficult, fussy, and generally just exhausting to deal with, but they have their share of perks. There are a lot of things babies do that you take for granted until you have older kids running around, destroying things, and having opinions that interfere with your ability to tell them what to do all the time. It might seem like they’ll never grow up, but the big kid days are just around the corner and pretty soon you’ll be longing for the simpler times. Here are seven things babies actually do better than the big kids:
Babies will try anything.Â Anything.Â And even if they make this face, they’ll still go back for more. Older kids don’t do that. Just a few days ago my toddler told me she couldn’t eat rice because it’s “too rice-y.”
2. Stay put.
This one only lasts for a short time, but oh how glorious it is when you can put them somewhere and they stay there. Even once they start crawling and walking they still can’t run through a Target at top speed like a third grader, and for this we give thanks.
3. Get dressed.
Yes, they’re floppy, but don’t let that distract you from the important things, like the fact that they don’t have opinions. They don’t know what’s going on. They don’t even understand why clothes exist. That means you get to be a dictator until they get old enough to decide they want to wear the same super hero cape and My Little Pony shirt every single day no matter where you’re going.
4. Take naps.
Required naps. Every day. Is there anything sweeter? Sure, they may put up a fight, but even a 20 minute nap or an hour driving around while they sleep is way better than no nap at all.Â