When DD1 was born she was HN. People dismissed me and said "Oh wait until she's walking, THEN your life is over!".
When she started walking people said "Oh, wait until she's 2, 2 is TERRIBLE".
When she turned 3 people stopped talking. But actually i found 3 harder than 2, and 4 harder than 3. 4 and 5 were kind of on a par but 6 is another set of challenges again!
By contrast my DD2's version of 2 is nothing compared to DD1's and i can't tell if she's genuinely a bit less full on or if i just have a much longer rope after all the stretching and fraying it went through with me clinging to the end of it with DD1.
Do other people find that whatever age their oldest kid is is the hardest at a given time? Or was i just lucky/unlucky to get a very HN #1 and a more normal #2?