Toddlers are fantastic. They are perceptive of feelings and emotions you had no idea that you even had. They make you smile and each hug and kiss feels as though it's the best you've ever had.
Toddlers are also freaking demonic. Fine, some parents are blessed with heaven-sent angelic creatures - mine however, just looks it. Anybody who knows me knows that I worship every hair on the child - this doesn't mean that she doesn't drive me insane.
Like tonight for instance.
What can I say? Parenting a toddler is even more difficult than parenting an infant, when the toddler at hand is verbal and manipulative, that's another story in itself. This cartoon or that cartoon, these PJs or those.. water or hot choc. before bed, their tummy hurts or it doesn't .. at least not bad enough to call the doctor.
My toddler has a knack for driving me insane several times per evening, once with worry, once with frustration and another time with complete awe (when she's finally asleep!).
And she says the most uncanny things - all the time! Such as this or that being an 'obligation of honor'.. or the way she can be too serious for her age, asking me in detail about .. well, personal things.
Parenting is seriously the craziest thing I've ever decided to do, and I go insane several times a day..but man, she's the best.