When you're out and about, your toddler's favorite pastime may be running away from you as fast as she can, squealing in delight as you rush to catch up. She's oblivious to danger, so you'll need to be extra watchful of cars, bicycles, and dogs if you take her for a walk outdoors. Keeping her strapped into a stroller is safest, of course, but that's not always where she wants to be. You'll probably have to compromise about how much time she spends on her own power, and build in extra time when running errands.
Yes, Laura thinks it's all a grand game to run away from Mommy and Daddy. We've had to start giving swats when she gets a certain distance from us. Of course, it always starts with "Laura, come back to Mommy, NOW." But she rarely listens. Because she's hard-headed like her Mommy.