It's always nice to get to spend some time with them.
Their daughter (the older of the two children), Kayla, is in what they affectionately refer to as her "terrible twos". Wikipedia describes this stage...
The toddler's positive and negative feelings are focused on the same person and become visible (known as the 'terrible twos'). The child is in conflict: wishing both to be independent and to retain the complete devotion of the mother. In this stage, ambivalence is considered to be normal.
I tend to think that my twenties were a bit like that. I wanted to shed everything...while maintaining some sort of lifeline to whatever "mother" was at play...the church, my national identity, family heritage, etc.
The thing about toddlers in this stage (as perhaps Nate or Andrea–or other parents–can confirm) is that they test boundaries. And this is healthy. For how is a child to know what is good and healthy or bad and unhealthy if not to see for themselves? Certainly there is something to wisdom of parents, but a child has to experience for themselves the effects of pushing mommy too far...or seeing just how far he can run before daddy tells him to stop. You know what I mean? (Or am I off here?)
I think it's important to shed our youthful skin in our twenties, test the boundaries, push ourselves, challenge anything (and perhaps everything). But think of the havoc we (I) wreak on others during our terrible twenties. Just think.
I could apologize (and perhaps should), but I'll hold off on that as I think that it's an appropriate developmental phase that ought to be embraced, ought to be learned from, not apologized for...kinda like Kayla learning that when she interrupts her dad, he'll kindly say, "Kayla, I'm talking to Ryan right now."
And perhaps she serves as a reminder to us, calling us back to curiosity, asking "Why?" incessantly, pushing ourselves and those around us to really consider what life is made of.