I liked babies, I liked toddlers, I liked preschool, I still like schoolage...I'm
Yes. We. Did.
I'm not too fond of 2 1/2-3 1/3. And I'm discovering that the pre-adolescent boy is way harder than pre-adolescent girl even when the girl is Erica. However the grandparent stage is the best one of all.
The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett
the least favorite stage IME was newborn/infant.
Having experienced 3 times, imo, the teen years are just an extention of the 2s with the addition of hormones.
I don't remember the girls being like this. But then Dylan is his own person and a boy on top of that.
I have liked *my* children through all the stages (we're doing the teen and preteen years now). But I have trouble liking other people's children through the unreasonable 2s and 3s. There are some exceptions, namely smart, verbal, logical
I haven't been through all the stages yet, only up to age 8.