Small people are not shy in coming forward when it comes to making their feelings clear about a wrong that needs to be righted.  Childhood injustices are often communicated through the art of feet stamping, arm pounding and very loud screaming, other wise known as a tantrum.

As communication skills develop any breach of childhood rights is normally accompanied by a very disgruntled “It’s not fair”.  More aggravated cases have been known to illicit, “This is the worst day ever” and other such variations including, “You don’t love me” and, “I hate you” These are often followed by a door slam and the mother of all sulks.


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So far in my six years of being a parent I have witnessed and if truth be told, quite often been the route cause of many a childhood injustice.  These great travesties of human rights occur on a daily basis.

  • Having to go to bed when it’s still daylight.  – The plight of all children in the summer months.
  • Carrots touching the peas on the plate
  • Peas being on the plate in the first place
  • Having to put all the toys away
  • Having to wear clothes
  • Being told to wear a coat ‘normally’ as opposed to like a superhero cape
  • Having to wear a coat in the first place
  • Waiting your turn at anything
  • Queues
  • Not having control over the TV schedule
  • Not having control over the weather
  • Letting go of your balloon and not being able to get it back – despite numerous warnings to hold on tight.
  • When your balloon pops
  • Loosing your favourite toy
  • When Mummy says it will end in tears and it ends in tears (and sometimes a trip to hospital)
  • Not being allowed to play with remote controls, phones or hoovers
  • Not being allowed to walk to school alone (when you are 5)
  • Your best friend calling you a poo poo head
  • Someone else calling your best friend a poo poo head
  • When somebody says something you really really like is rubbish
  • When you drop your ice cream
  • When you have to use a public toilet with hand-driers
  • When you didn’t see that dustbin you were running straight towards
  • When Mummy couldn’t stop laughing about the dustbin collision
  • When you asked for chicken nuggets and got given chicken nuggets but you meant fish fingers
  • When you are too poorly to go to your friends party
  • When you lose the fight with the top you are trying to put on
  • That wellies are not always appropriate footwear


What childhood injustices would you add to the list?

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30 Comments on Childhood Injustices

  1. Chantal Milk&Nappies
    February 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm (9 months ago)

    Hahaha I love this one! My son is one and already thinks life is unfair – it can only get worse from here! xx

  2. You Baby Me Mummy
    February 9, 2016 at 9:53 am (9 months ago)

    Lol, brilliant! Children are such rational beings aren’t they?! Baby does my head in with stuff like this. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

  3. Lizzie
    February 5, 2016 at 9:32 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh to be a kid… Really funny read! I can relate to it all. Today both of my children whinged, no reason, it’s just Friday I guess!

  4. Kate Tunstall
    February 5, 2016 at 6:15 pm (9 months ago)

    Hahaha, was discussing this very issue with a friend today. My favourite c/o her 17 month old son: that he couldn’t hold the hole in a toy. So funny!
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  5. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks
    February 5, 2016 at 3:52 pm (9 months ago)

    When we have to get dressed. When we have to get undressed. When its time to sleep. When its time yo wake up. When we want to play with the Baby and he doesn’t want to play, when we don’t and he does…… the list is endless!!!!

  6. Nicole
    February 5, 2016 at 2:02 pm (9 months ago)

    We have a lot of high chair & dishwasher injustices over here too. Great post! HILARIOUS! #thelist

  7. Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    February 1, 2016 at 11:47 am (9 months ago)

    This is fantastic. When you really think about it – kids have a lot of issues! What’s the deal with hand dryers anyway? Mine also hate them. Going to bed in the summer is a nightmare as the kids are convinced I’m putting them to sleep in the afternoon. Every year is the same carry-on. Shopping is also very difficult. I agree with all points made lol #FridayFrolics x
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  8. laura dove
    January 30, 2016 at 2:51 pm (9 months ago)

    HAHA Love this!!! My kids are exactly the same, it’s a hard life isn’t it? Thanks for sharing! #fridayfrolics

  9. Silly Mummy
    January 30, 2016 at 2:52 pm (9 months ago)

    Haha! It’s a hard life being a child! Many of these cause upsets here too! #fridayfrolics
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  10. LoveFromCluelessMum
    January 30, 2016 at 9:35 am (9 months ago)

    Haha all the joys to come. At the moment my toddler is suffering the injustices of:
    A. Having to sit in the high chair to eat. Then being taken out of the high chair.
    B. Not being allowed to look at a book while attempting to walk down the stairs backwards.
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  11. Single Mum Speaks
    January 29, 2016 at 10:36 pm (9 months ago)

    Love it! Piglet suffered a great injustice today when he placed all his toy cars and trains (of which there are many) on the sofa in a long chain, but they failed to stick together and move along joined together like a train with many carriages.
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  12. Nat Halfpenny
    January 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm (9 months ago)

    I often feel I speak a different language to my kids, they don’t know how important things are to me and I don’t understand their whims. Good job they’re adorable. However I don’t know why they keep trying with me, I’m not so adorable.
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  13. Helen - Mess Stress and Fancy Dress
    January 29, 2016 at 8:31 pm (9 months ago)

    You cant argue with them. I hate it when someone calls me a poo poo head too. We are regularly outraged by the bath. it is unreasonable for us to expect the Hulk to wash. It is equally unreasonable to expect him to vacate the bath once he’s in! love this post. xxxx #fridayfrolics
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  14. Elaine
    January 29, 2016 at 5:51 pm (9 months ago)

    Oh those blasted hand driers! Bane of my life. Even worse when you say loud enough for everyone in the place to hear “Of course I won’t turn on the hand drier pet. I know how much you hate them” and some bad bean does it anyway.

    Another one in our house is mentioned in my post “I love you even” – when jelly has to set. Rookie mistake not buying the pre-made jelly!

    Can relate to pretty much everything on the list. Thanks for the chuckles.

  15. Gemma Colley
    January 29, 2016 at 5:38 pm (9 months ago)

    This is hilarious and although my little boy is three he’s already having full on diva strops about really stupid things, I’m talking ‘WAAAAAHHHH mummy it’s raining,
    WAAAAHHHHHH’ and you want me to do exactly what son? I can do a lot but a magic stop the rain dance is not one of my talents. Oh and the hand driers the dreaded bloody hand driers, ‘Don’t do the hand drier mummmmmmmyyyyy!’ #FridayFrolics

  16. Jodie @ The Ridiculous Hrs H
    January 29, 2016 at 4:26 pm (9 months ago)

    I certainly know this (as you already know as I know you read this week’s blog!) Kids are insane. Today’s injustice, ‘WHY can’t Mummy make me yoghurt with her bare hands???” My husband is in charge of 400 people, and he says he has never had to deal with anyone as unreasonable as our daughter! #fridayfrolics xx

  17. Jessica Powell
    January 29, 2016 at 2:19 pm (9 months ago)

    Hehe, love this list! At the moment the biggest injustice in the world is not being allowed to share dinner with the dog. It really is cruelty, lol. #fridayfrolics
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  18. Lucinda | twintown
    January 29, 2016 at 2:39 pm (9 months ago)

    Ha ha! The hand dryer is brilliant. I’m such a wuss that I use toilet roll to dry my hands when I’m with my twins. Although they’ve never encountered a hand dryer, I KNOW it won’t be a happy occassion when they finally meet. (Will they be telling a therapist this later?!?)
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  19. Unhinged Mummy (aka Janine Woods)
    January 29, 2016 at 11:49 am (9 months ago)

    Kids are great eh? 😉

    We have meltdowns over hand dryers too. And hair cuts. And nails being trimmed. And not having any George Pig pyjamas to wear (in the day too!) because they are all in the wash and he refuses to wear any others. Oh and teeth brushing. I can’t tell you what a battle that is!

    Visiting from your linky #FridayFrolics. Thanks for hosting 🙂
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  20. Emma
    January 29, 2016 at 10:11 am (9 months ago)

    Haha, I would also add being told being told that you can’t sleep in bed in your princess dress and wellies and also being told not to put lego in daddy’s speakers for his surround sound #fridayfrolics

  21. Catie: An imperfect mum
    January 29, 2016 at 10:00 am (9 months ago)

    Not being allowed go to school dressed as piccachou. But we have had all the food things, the joy of a fussy eater.
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  22. Crummy Mummy
    January 29, 2016 at 8:39 am (9 months ago)

    Hand driers in loos every time! #fridayfrolics

  23. Mum's Hideout
    January 29, 2016 at 7:39 am (9 months ago)

    My little one is only 17 months old but we’ve already racked up a few of these!
    I would add – not being allowed to play with the hot tap, not being allowed to bang mummy’s expensive jar of eye cream on the floor and being required to wear sun cream. All massively unfair, obviously.
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  24. Charlene
    January 26, 2016 at 9:43 pm (9 months ago)

    I have to say I find it tough when someone gets in the way of me having a superhero moment. My son’s main injustice has always been the fact he has to sleep ever. He is also currently very upset about the fact that the dishwasher has to be used for practical purposes and yoghurt is not a complete food.
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    • Life Love and Dirty Dishes
      January 26, 2016 at 9:45 pm (9 months ago)

      A dishwasher used for practical purposes? What kind of world are we living in 😉

  25. Coombe Mill - Fiona
    January 26, 2016 at 8:03 am (9 months ago)

    Oh the difficulties of a toddler! Some of the food ones really made me smile, kids must be the same everywhere #TwinklyTuesday

  26. Christine Kenny
    January 26, 2016 at 7:29 am (9 months ago)

    Oh shame, it must be so tough being a toddler/ child. My two boys let me know that every day.


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