Wednesday, December 22, 2010
During my journey of being a twin mom I have had many new lessons to motherhood. Ethan was never this much work, never so destructive and into everything. With these two I have had to completely rearrange my life and my house, nothings is left untouched. I have put things away, I have packed things and put them into storage, I have moved, stacked, put up high, ugh I swear I am so sick of moving things from here to there just for them to find them in the end anyways. So what is our newest of frustrations...Mr. Dylan climbing out of his crib. Oh my word what next!?!? I am at a total loss, I do not think they are ready for toddler beds, and I know I AM NOT! They are far from listening, and now my one days moment of peace is gone, I can no longer put them in bed and just relax, I am on edge scared he will fall out to the point I swear I woke up over a dozen times last night. Now I have to toddler proof one more room... theirs, shelves need to be acred to the walls, and the top of the shelf cleared. I know who doesn't toddler proof their room, well me I guess they never play in there, and we don't keep their toys in there, just cribs and clothes. One more thing for this mama to do, and one more thing to frazzle me. I swear they have aged me 10 years at least, ugh TWINS YA GOT TO LOVE EM'!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
We are almost there...CHRISTMAS 2010!!! I can't wait to watch all my boys open their presents this year! Christmas is my favorite time of year, decorating the tree, the house, baking, and eagerly waiting to see the kids open their presents. This year it feels a bit different though, no presents under the tree, no baking going on, and no snow. Here we are mid December and only a touch of snow on the ground, only a couple days of cold weather, and we don't dare put presents under the tree because the twinadoes would shred the paper worse than they are shredding mamas Christmas tree!!! We are going through a tough time here with the twins not listening and getting into everything. It takes every ounce of energy I have just to keep them from knocking the tree over, they will NOT leave it alone. Time out after time out and still they do not listen to LEAVE THE TREE ALONE. Funny thing, okay soooooo NOT FUNNY, but there is no ornaments left towards the bottom of my tree, there are several ornaments that have not survived. I have spent most of the last couple of weeks enforcing time outs, I can not even count the amount of time outs that we have been through...in one day...it has been a crazy few weeks. This is so beyond terrible twos, I had no idea two little boys could be so very naughty! It is starting to pay off, they are beginning to grasp the concept of time out, but the battle is not over yet. I never would have guessed that having twins would be quite so tasking, exhausting, and so very stressful. I now have two pack n' plays in my dining room, because one time out spot was just not enough, baby gates get shuffled to block the kitchen, and doors must remain closed. I am so ready for this stage to end, my days are crazy, my nights are exhausting, and my mind is FRAZZLED. "Twin brain" is not even the words for it, I forget things, misplace things, and swear I do things that I don't, stress is an everyday occurrence but this too shall pass just like the sleepless nights...I HOPE SOONER than later. Still I love being a twin mama, but never would I have dreamed my life would change so much. I spend most my day cooking, cleaning, and chasing them out of all the things they can't get in to. There is so little time to just spend and enjoy with them, or big brother Ethan. I try to take every moment that I can just playing with them, or just hanging out with Ethan, but I am truly spread way to thin. I just tell myself someday I will look back on this and laugh, and maybe even miss it a bit, crazy I know but surly I will. Right now I just can't wait for soccer to start in a few months so I get to have some much needed one on one time with Ethan. I am looking forward to coaching his team and having that time to just do something fun with him, he loves soccer, and loves that mom gets to coach him. We have such great conversations on the way to practices and games!!! So I am waiting for Christmas to come and go, waiting for spring sports, and waiting for more fun times to come!!!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I can't believe it but I forgot to do the boys' hand prints when they turned a year!!! We decided to have them do it now and decorate them for Christmas ornaments, and the boys' loved it. They helped mix, smash, shape, and somehow managed to resist eating the dough *laugh*. They had so much fun, and with daddy's time off work we had lots of time to do many fun crafts and make neat Christmas things. We did hand prints, let them finger paint on Christmas bulbs, and they also painted pine cones, they enjoyed the extra time with daddy, and it makes it so much easier to do all that fun stuff with an extra set of hands to help out.