Stop touching me. A letter to my toddler.

Hi, it’s me, your mama. I know you can’t read, but nothing else seems to be getting through to you. And if we’re being totally honest, I have as much luck getting you to listen to a letter I post on the internet as I do asking you something approximately ONE THOUSAND times.  Anyway, let’s get to the point of this.

I am sick.

I know it’s hard to tell since seeing me vomit, the movie marathon, and daddy waking up to go get you lunch could mean anything, but no really, I am pretty sick.

This means I just really don’t want you to body slam me, pretend I’m a horse, or even kick your feet off my face.

NOW CALM DOWN, this doesn’t mean I don’t love you anymore. It will be fine if you lay next to me.

O.K. well not next to me because I don’t like it when you pull my hair. No, I don’t need a pony tail like Moana. I am in fact not going to find the heart of Te Fiti (Tafiti? Goggle doesn’t even know!).

Also, while I really appreciated it when you were the doctor trying to make me better, I really don’t like wooden blocks pushed directly into my eyeballs so we’re done with that.

I mean fine you can lay in my lap, but just be still…. NO DON’T CALL THE DOG OVER PLEASE.

Fine you win. signature


  1. enannylink1 says:

    I love ❤ this post so humorous and very true 😉

  2. Meh Mom says:

    Thank you. I wrote it with a toddler laying on top of me so it came from the heart!

  3. Lisa says:

    Brilliant 😂

    1. admin says:

      Thanks, I think every parents has had this feeling a least a couple times!

  4. Too funny! I hope you feel better soon. With two toddlers, I can relate to you not wanting to be touched sometimes. My 2-year old was just pulling my hair a minute ago.

    1. admin says:

      I’m pretty sure my daughter thinks her sitting on top of me is the only thing that can heal me when I’m sick.

  5. Kari says:

    LOL! Oh boy, the joys of being “touched out” as a mama.. I hear you!

    1. admin says:

      I swear I am usually down for cuddles, but being sick and being touched just makes me skin crawl.

  6. Tiffany says:

    This is hilarious and so reminds me of how I get. I’m normally down to cuddle, and we co-sleep a lot, but when I’m touched out, I am DONE. lol!

    1. admin says:

      Exactly! lol

  7. Angie says:

    This was so funny and very sweet at the same time. I been there and I always feel guilty after but sometimes I just need my space! Lol

  8. I am unwell right now as I type this and I could so relate to your post. Me-time is such a luxury with kids. Hope you feel better soon. Much love. <3

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