Ups and Downs of parenting a toddler
Up: Crawling/Walking/Running Down: Trying to escape every 3.5 seconds of the day
Up: Sleeping in a big girl bed Down: Realizing she is no longer stuck in her crib
Up: Learning to color/draw Down: Crayon/Marker lines on the table
Up: Being potty trained! Down: icky public restrooms
Up: Talking Down: Talking (especially NO!!)
Up: Increasing independence Down: DO IT BY SELF!! (but only when running late to an appointment)
Even with all of the "downs", I wouldn't ask for anything different!