Monday, September 16, 2013

Ways in which toddlers are like alcoholics

I was at a friend's wedding over the weekend; there was a large number of families with young children in attendance at the reception. At one point, a three-year-old boy scampered across the dance floor without pants and knocked over a small, child-sized chair, falling down in the process. I turned to a friend and said, "Oh thank God I'm not the first person here to take off his pants and knock over the furniture!"

I then got to thinking and realized how similar are the behaviors of toddlers and drunks: talking loudly, poor motor skills, knocking over furniture, falling down, taking off clothes, grabbing crotches, throwing punches when irritated, falling asleep on the floor when tired. I stepped back and realized how grateful I was that God delivered from the old life, in which it's possible that I would have behaved like a toddler.

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Blogger mawr90 said...

...sticking non food items into ones mouth, speaking in non-coherent phrases, waddling at best, thinking you can dance... the list just goes on and one. And, yes, God be praised you now do these things only every now and then - sans 'assistance' from the juice. ;)

Monday, September 16, 2013 12:07:00 AM  
Blogger Biz said...

There was a youtube video of an artist (director?) who dressed his little toddler girl up as a tourist at some "set-up" designed like an island resort -- and she was dressed as a tacky drunken woman/lout. A drunk is exactly like a 2/3 yo toddler - but bigger and louder - the toddler (drunk) crashed about, ate off other peoples (puppets) tables and) got very very sloppy. It was hilarious and sad...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cds7lSHawAw

Thursday, September 19, 2013 11:56:00 PM  

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