And with the blink of an eye, Avery is officially a toddler. She’s 18 months old tomorrow and has fully outgrown the baby stage. As much as I love the baby stage, I have to admit that I really love the toddler years.
This is the time that their personality starts to emerge and you get a sense of who they are. I feel like I am a bit more relaxed with a toddler running around. Although her milestones aren’t as frequent as when she was a baby, I find myself watching her more as a toddler. Her little personality is just so interesting to me that I could watch for hours.
If there’s anything that I’ve learned about being a parent, it’s that time passes far too quickly. And with that, I am learning to embrace every single second.
Here are 10 reasons why we should all embrace the toddler years.
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