Friday, September 12, 2014

Into the Swing of Things

Well, we have survived the first week of Kindergarten! I really had my doubts as to whether I would be able to keep my sanity with 3 little kids getting ready in the morning and making it out of the door in time for school (after-all, many working families do it why can't I? Right??)

My worries about Gillian making friends was a very silly one, as this is the kid who will go up to total strangers in the grocery store and ask "will you be my friend?" She is very open and loves to talk...Immediately on the first day of Kindergarten, she buddies up to a lovely set of girls (twins). I am not surprised that they are her first friends at school as she has been living with a set for 2 years and know what they are about.

So we survived a week...I started off really well, getting up when my husband goes to work and actually eating breakfast in peace and quiet. As the week continued however, I have not been so eager...this morning it was 7:30 when I finally rolled out of bed and now I had exactly 30 minutes to get everyone out of the house! Easy right??? Wrong!!!

Gillian decided that today was the day that she wanted to play around and get ready in the closet (why this place to change from PJ's to clothes I have no idea). so here I am trying to get dressed myself...underwear on, bra on, pants on, "Thud"...

Victor has decided to climb out of his crib and slipped thereby causing the Thud and falling to the floor. I cuddle him and figured I am half dressed so why not get him completely dressed now that he is out of his crib...Gillian at this point is still fooling around and only had underwear on...

I leave the room with a fully clothed Victor hoping to get the rest of my clothes when David starts wailing...(now what?)...he can't find his soother and he is all alone in the room. I get him dressed and while doing that Gillian decides that she doesn't want to wear the clothes that I pulled out for her and starts picking new pants.

It's now 7:50 and we still haven't had breakfast and we need to get going. So waffles on the go it is...we eat in the car as we actually didn't leave the house after getting everything and everyone ready until 8:15am. The first bell is 8:19 (thank goodness we live less than 2 min by car). We got to the door and made it just in time. After a sigh of relief I pack the boys back into the car and head home. Pick-up was much easier...

So we will see how this next week is going to be...

Monday, September 1, 2014

A Whole New World

I am the first one to admit that I have been really lacking on my attempt at a witty blog about my everyday life raising twin boys and a lovely daughter.

That being said I am feeling more inspired to write whether it is a blog about how crazy my life raising 3 kids has been or just a rant about myself in general, I find myself sitting here in a bit of a haze.

When my daughter was born she was a very easy baby, laid back and always wondering what was going on in the world. She was not the best sleeper until she was 18 months and even now at almost 5 years old she has the odd night where she can't fall asleep, or has a nightmare (but who hasn't these days). She never attempted to climb out of the crib or got into trouble of that mischievous sort you hear about when kids are 2-3 years old. My boys on the other hand...

Since they were born they were a handful (but as I was immediately outnumbered 2-1 in the baby to adult ratio - it's understandable). They just turned 2 and about 3 weeks before their birthday I knew we were in trouble! My oldest twin figured out how to remove his diaper - now this was funny at first but all I could think about when it was happening night after night was I really hoping that the contents of the diaper would not end up in his brother's crib! (Thankfully it only stayed in the confines of his own barred domain).

Now for the "terrible two's" I actually wouldn't say they were terrible, but 3 days after their 2nd birthday, both my boys decided it was time to explore their bedroom at night and proceeded to climb into each other's crib as well as escape by climbing out of their cribs onto the floor. My husband and I are now on nightly watches from bedtime until they are on the verge of falling asleep. We have mastered the art of giving the look of "you better lay your little butt down or else" so that the time we are up there is diminishing (perhaps we will have our evenings to ourselves sometime again). We debated whether to switch from a crib to a bed but I am really not ready for that stage in sleepless nights so therefore the boys are not ready : )

The other part of the title of this post is that my first born in entering into Kindergarten. Tomorrow is the first day of school and I don't know who is more nervous me or her. She was at playschool last year so I know she can handle being away from "mommy" during the day...I just have all the same fears that every parent holds the first time your child starts something new. Will she make friends? Will she do well at what she is being taught? Is this the right school for her? Can I get her to school on time with toddlers in tow?

I lay here awake with my husband sleeping soundly typing this and waiting for myself to feel sleepy...Now I have to be able to actually function every morning...I haven't done that in 2 years since I was at work... We are now embarking on a "Whole New World"