01/13/2012 12:10 am ET

Toddler Behavior: Why I Want To Be A Toddler Again

Like many of the parents you might see wandering through their days completely bewildered, I live with a toddler. It's no small thing, surviving these little people. With a lack of control over bodily functions, language, emotional stability and survival instincts, toddlers walk through the world blissfully unaware of the havoc they wreak on us parents. I've consoled myself with what every other parent out there tells me, that this too shall pass, but then suddenly last night, listening to Z perform "Help!" for the 15 millionth time, it hit me: it's not that I resent my son going through these stages. It's just that I'm jealous. Here's why I want to be a toddler again: