I have a confession to make. I never really truly acknowledged or appreciated the extra work that goes into having more than one kid in the house. After Princess Nagger arrived on the scene, I had a better understanding and admiration for people like my mom, who juggled 4 kids that were only a year apart in age (save the last two, who were only 7 minutes apart).
To this day I don’t get how she managed to keep the house clean, drag all of us grocery shopping (to many different stores to get the best sales all over town), and the library, and still get us all home by 1:00 pm for a late lunch and a full afternoon of play time…and keep her sanity.
Now I get it. Well, except for the sanity part. And I’ve only multiplied my number from one solitary child to two. So to those of you out there with 3 or more kids? You have my deepest and sincerest admiration. For the first time ever, I’m feeling like a fish out of water.
I’m sure this feeling will pass, after all it’s different when you are learning the idiosyncrasies and personality traits of a 3-year old vs. having that first-hand knowledge from birth on. It’s a learning curve for us and the Little Dude, but progress is being made daily. And I’m getting to reflect on some of the fun Princess Nagger was at 3 – amazing how your memory fades in 5 short years.
For instance, on Little Dude’s fifth day here, he got the notion in his head that it would be a good idea to pull the padded part of the toddler potty seat we have off the plastic base, and wear it – only he couldn’t get it back over his head since his ears were in the way:
Of course I had to take a picture before helping him remove it (and explain why it’s not such a great idea to stick your head into things). He hasn’t tried that neat trick again since. I’m just waiting to see what he gets into next, since he is all boy.
This weekend there was a big Fire Fighter’s Convention – which meant a parade. Of over 150 fire trucks and equipment. Here’s a hint of what’s to come in tomorrow’s post:
Yes, we literally had front row seats. While we were waiting for the parade to start, Princess Nagger and the Little Dude were running around on the front porch being goofy – Princess Nagger was testing him on his shapes and colors, and she’s met her match, since he was messing with her guessing things wrong on purpose. They’ve been having a great time playing together:
Random Conversation with the Princess Nagger:
PN: “If you lost, you snooze!”
Me: “Wait… If you lost, you snoozed?”
PN: “I know, it’s suppose to be if you snooze, you lose, so if you LOST you SNOOZED! Get it? Get it Mama? Get it? Get it? Get it?”
Me: “Yes, I get it, I’m typing it.”
PN: “Did you notice I said ‘get it’ a million times?”
Me: “I noticed.”
PN: “Well, you better get typing faster then.”
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