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    Updated on Apr 24, 2020. Posted on Apr 22, 2020

    37 Illogical Reasons Toddlers Threw Tantrums That Are As Funny As They're Infuriating

    Having a toddler is definitely a "laugh so you don't cry" situation.

    Not long ago we shared the best responses to a viral Reddit thread that asked, "What's the most illogical reason your toddler melted down?" Well, BuzzFeed readers left stories of their own toddler trials in the comments, and holy cow, they might be even funnier:

    1. "My toddler had a gigantic tantrum because ants were only called 'ants,' and there weren't any 'uncles.'"

    2. "The 3-year-old I nanny had a tantrum because I didn't pack his bathing suit...to go to his grandma's funeral. I guess since we kept saying it was a 'celebration of Grandma' he thought that meant there would be a pool party."

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    3. "My daughter bawled because she didn't want me to get wet — I was taking a shower."

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    4. "I’m a nanny of a 3-year-old who had a meltdown — I'm talking devastated crying — because his brother’s car window had bird poop on it and his didn’t."

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    5. "I teach preschool and two of my 3-year-olds got into a HEATED argument because they thought only one of them could like onions. There was sobbing. Rage. Tears. All over onions."

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    6. "My daughter has a meltdown every time we play with her dolls because I can’t make four different voices at the same time. She screams and cries because there's just one doll talking and not all four."

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    7. "My 2-year-old threw a fit because she couldn’t put her shirt on like pants."

    8. "My 2-year-old brother throws a tantrum every day because he wants us to buy more bandages."

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    9. "My 2.5-year-old asked for five grapes. When I accidentally brought six he had a meltdown, so I took one away. He then cried harder because I took one of his grapes."

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    10. "My sister threw a tantrum because she couldn’t climb into the snake enclosure at the zoo. She said they looked lonely."

    11. "I work in childcare, and today a toddler was crying hysterically in the corner. When I asked her what was wrong, she sobbed, 'He took my ball...and then he gave it back!"

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    12. "My nephew flipped because he couldn't fake burp."

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    13. "My son had a nuclear meltdown because he wanted water in the green cup, and I gave him water in the green cup."

    14. "My 3-year-old asked for 'water, ice,' and lost his mind when I called it 'ice water.' You’d think the world was ending."

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    15. "My granddaughter pulled out all the Tupperware from the cabinet, then melted down because there wasn’t more to pull out."

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    16. "For about a year my daughter sobbed every time we got our mail because the door to the building opened from the right and she wanted it to open from the left."

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    17. "My 2-year-old had a meltdown because I wouldn’t let him put a pillow on my head and then jump on it."

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    18. "My toddler threw a fit at the doctor's office because we had to measure his height. He'd done it before just fine, but this time it resulted in a full nuclear meltdown. It took three of us to get his height. The shots, though? Those were OK. He just quietly sat still and let them happen."

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    19. "My 2-year-old had a 30-minute tantrum because I wouldn't let her touch the cat poop in the litter box."

    20. "My almost 2-year-old daughter had a fit because she couldn't keep a zip-lock bag on her foot."

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    21. "When my son was 4, he got mad because I wouldn't let him keep an earwig as a pet. I made him leave it outside when he came indoors and he was SO UPSET that his earwig would die without him."

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    22. "I was playing pretend doctor with my 3-year-old daughter when I put an imaginary bandage on her arm. She yelled at me that it was the wrong kind, then ripped off the imaginary bandage and threw it away."

    23. "My daughter had a meltdown because she didn't have six fingers on one hand."

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    24. "I'm a nanny and the little one I care for threw a tantrum because her sister got out of the car on 'her' side."

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    25. "My little sister had an absolute meltdown when I told her she was born on a Thursday. She wanted to be born on a Wednesday."

    26. "My son flipped out because he tried to eat a piece of candy and a piece of broccoli at the same time, and they tasted bad together."

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    27. "My daughter had a 15-minute meltdown because her brother's name has more letters in it than hers."

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    28. "Our little girl cried because her jeans had buttons. That's how we discovered that she's afraid of buttons."

    29. "I took the 3-year-old girl I was babysitting to the zoo. We were looking at the elephants when she got mad at me and cried for two hours because she wanted to see 'real elephants.'"

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    30. "My 3-year-old niece sometimes wakes up in the middle of the night and says she wants donuts. When her mom tells her it's too early, she throws a fit."

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    31. "My daughter started BAWLING because I said, 'OK, dude, let's get to bed!' She yelled, 'I not a dude! I just Natalie!' I then said, 'I'm sorry, Natalie!' and she screamed at me not to say her name."

    32. "My almost 3-year-old cried because he wants to be older than me."

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    33. "My sister threw an hourlong tantrum because she couldn’t bring her hamster to our grandmother's funeral."

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    34. "Our female fiddler crab died and my 3-year-old daughter was devastated that the crab did not have the chance to go to the zoo with her."

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    35. "My daughter threw a tantrum because someone took a bite out of her strawberry. It was her. She took a bite out of her strawberry."

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    36. "When my nephew was 2, he had a screeching fit because the bread used to make his sandwich had a hole in it. The 'hole' was one of the natural indentations caused by bubbles when bread bakes, but no amount of explanation could convince my nephew that it was normal."

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    37. "My 3-year-old lost it because I put cheese in her cheese sandwich. Apparently, when she asked for cheese, what she really meant was ham. And I should have guessed that."

    Note: Some responses have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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