As lovely as it is having Emily more receptive, she's getting a mood and attitude on her that's really quite shocking.
Having had a chat with Helen today, we ruminated over how headstrong and stubborn Emily's becoming and how she wants to do things her way or she flops a strop.
I guess it's up to Sue and I as parents to see past the new "personality" that's emerging and continue to steer her properly through life.
It can be quite hard when the simplest aspects of life - bath time, walking from the house to car, etc. - are met with floods of tears and the toddler equivalent of a "sit in".
This all comes as quite a full on shock considering how placid Emily was as a baby. She was happy, content and went with the flow.
To be honest, she's still all those things, but she's now realising there's a "her way" to doing things as well.
I really don't look forward to her teenage years. I have a feeling I'm in for a large amount of payback.