He added: 'Sister had her first wee before his third, doesn't want scooter, does want scooter, something to do with sleeves.'
His tweet set off a chain of hundreds of responses with parents sharing their similar experiences - and surprisingly, they’re almost always about food!
Wrote one dad: 'Mine had a meltdown when I opened his little cereal bar and, brace yourself this is horrible, pushed it out to make it easier to hold and eat. Cue meltdown'.
He added: 'The worse thing was the withering look and tut from his mother - "he likes to push it out himself".'
Another dad revealed that he poured his daughter’s milk incorrectly that day - sparking a fit of tears.
He tweeted: 'Causes of my four-year-old's meltdown this morning: her big brother was looking at her, I gave her too much milk, she wanted to colour in her colouring book before she ate, our dog was stalking her, today is not a Saturday.'
Revealed another mum: 'My son, aged three, screaming in the car all the way to nursery because he didn't want his bladder. Screaming all the way home - same day - because he found out all the dinosaurs had died.'
Added another mum: ‘Bananas get forensically inspected by 5yo. A slight, almost invisible bump on the skin is acceptable only if it can be proven that is has not impacted the banana itself. Sometimes the mere association with anything less than perfect is grounds for rejection.’
Tom revisited the thread later, admitting: 'This thread has become a one-stop shop for the most irrational and ultra-specific toddler complaints. Common themes: bananas, socks, food prep, demands that defy the laws of physics or time.'
He added: ‘Bananas seem to bring on insane behaviour in a way unrivalled by any other fruit.’