Just a few pictures from the last couple days. We’ve been bums and haven’t really gone anywhere other than for walks around the neighborhood. Tonight I let the little maniacs loose in the kitchen (where I normally keep them out). They thoroughly enjoyed it.
If for some reason you come by for a barbecue, you might not want to use any condiments.
When we go out, hats will NOT stay on their heads… but at home, they are a lot of fun. They chase each other around trying to steal each other’s hats, and screaming when they can’t get them back on just right..
Stacking cans- another fun, free afternoon activity!
The kids are really testing me lately. Climbing on the coffee table, and at mealtime they really love dropping their food on the floor.
Lily clearly knows she is doing something wrong, because she does it while looking at me with this …look. A half smile, half-innocent look that makes me want to laugh, except for the fact that she is disobeying em for the millionth time. I started giving her 1-minute timeouts today when she climbed up after I told her not to, and it appeared to work. I just made her sit up against the wall and not go anywhere for a minute- (of course I had to keep her there personally) and she really didn’t care for that. After 2, she went to climb on the table again and I said “do you want a time-out?” and she stopped. Victory. I’m sure we’ll be starting from scratch tomorrow..
But the dropping food on the floor- aaaaack. It makes me a little crazy, because half the food I make goes on the floor. They all do it at some point during the meal, although Ben usually likes to kick off mealtime with a drop before he even takes a bite. I know, I should just end mealtime when the dropping starts. But how exactly? For all three, as soon as one does it? Do I remove them from their highchairs when they do it? Where do I put them, because they are certainly going to throw a fit?
They love to drop food when I turn around for a minute, so half the time I don’t even know who did it. They also love to do the swipe- swishing both hands back and forth on the tray, making everything fly off the sides. That’s awesome.
This is a situation that is unique to multiples- I think I need some advice from some fellow MoMs…??Anyone??
I read on another multiple mom’s blog that the AAP has officially recommended that infants stay rear-facing in vehicles until age 2, not age 1. Click here to read more..
We’ve planned on staying rearfacing as long as the kids still fit, but it’s nice to know I’m not being an overprotective mom by keeping them that way.