And I thought maybe the fact that the child was my own might have made a difference, but so far it hasn't. I'm still the boring, hum-drum, easily-annoyed person with my own kid as I am with kids that are not my own. This is a hard age for me (3 1/2). I'm good with babies. I'm good with about 5/6 on up. I hope I can make it until then. Meanwhile, a new baby brother is not making this easier on my 3yo.