Yes. As someone who’s spent 30 years in the terrible 2s, statements like these STING, more for my Mom than for myself. My Mom hates them. “No trust me, you want your child to grow up, a perpetual toddler isn’t fun for you or the other members of your family.” I know people aren’t actually wishing their child has a severe mental disability but children ARE SUPPOSED to grow up.
edited to keep it on topic:
In this family where babies are a dime a dozen it’s not as if this is a “rare time”, however I can attest that babies are emotionally and intellectually easier- meet their basic needs and they smile & coo, they never talk back or question authority....ummm makes sense why the Bateses and Duggar’s love babies so much! Lol.