Sometimes it can feel like you're speaking an entirely different language when you're attempting to talk to anyone who isn't a parent about what it's like to have a toddler. There are some very unique challenges when it comes to living with a miniature tyrant, which I'm pretty sure is the actual definition for a toddler in the dictionary. In fact, a day in the life with a 2-year-old is surprisingly similar to living with a perpetually hungover roommate in college. You clean up lots of messes with little gratification, but absolutely adore having random, late night dance parties in your pajamas.
Though it may seem like there's really no way to adequately explain the intense highs and lows of parenthood, I'm sure you wouldn't change being the proud parent of your tiny tornado, either. Sure, being woken up in the middle of the night, watching kids' televisions shows for the millionth time, dealing with a picky eater, tackling potty training, and trying to figure out what that stain is on the couch isn't exactly super fun. But, building pillow forts, finger-painting in the tub, listening to squeals of laughter, and kissing boo-boos is totally worth it. So check out what a day with a 2-year-old is really like, as told in GIFs.