I’m certainly not the first person who has ever made this comparison and I’m sure I won’t be the last. I think I first heard the comparison from my good friend Casey Grice a few years back but I’m sure he wasn’t the first person who ever thought of it either. With his permission I decided to come up with all the ways I could think of that a Toddler and a Drunk Adult were similar.
Neither of them should get behind the wheel of a car and drive.
Neither of them can walk in a straight line.
Neither of them can speak without mispronouncing/slurring words. It’s a lot cuter when the toddler does it though.
They will both just pass out virtually anywhere.
They both over-share info. Particularly about bodily functions.
Neither can keep a secret. It’s in one ear and out the mouth.
Neither has any volume control. They both tend to do a lot of screaming.
They both need a babysitter to keep them from hurting themselves or breaking things.
They are both likely to take their clothes off at a moments notice for no good reason.
Neither can be trusted with sharp objects.
Neither can be left alone with your phone. The toddler will somehow go 5 pages deep into the settings menu and change something you need to Google in order undo and then drop and crack your phone. The drunk person will post embarrassing statuses on all your social media sites, text all your exes and then drop and crack your phone.
Neither has any respect for personal space. Either one is just as likely to pet your face while you are talking to them.
Either one could pee on themselves (or in a completely inappropriate location) at anytime.
They both like to have a bottle in their hand.
So that’s what I was able to come up with. I’m sure there are other comparisons that exist. Can you think of any that I didn’t mention?