Having a second opportunity to raise young children in our home meant we would be forever young. After a recent outing to McKonkie Ranch near Vernal, I may act forever young but I do have the aches and pains of someone with a few more years of experience.
Another thing I learned about raising a toddler while raising teenagers. They are really very much the same. They want what they want when they want it, and that usually means NOW. They believe the sun and everyone else revolves around them and their needs. And with only a few exceptions most crisis's can be cured with food. I'm more enlightened because I had more than one opportunity to be a new mom.
Another really awesome thing about raising boys? They can be easily distracted. Just like the yellow lab in the "Red" comic strip who is gone when he sees, hears, or fantasizes about a "squirrel". We get the same response from our son. We just have to say "Lizard".