Three two-year old’s is something else. Especially for a neat-freak like myself. I do my best at keeping life clean and simple with toddler triplets. I keep the majority of their toys on the closet shelf and only take down a few things at a time. I clean up all their toys and put everything in the correct bins almost every night. I de-clutter all day long. Up to this point, our house has maintained order when the kids toys are put away. We have had no pooped smeared on carpet, no coloring on walls, and very little destruction. Things are a changing….
That is permanent black Sharpie on our gorgeous bamboo staircase. Marcus was very proud to admit it was his work of art. Luckily, most of the Sharpie was confined to the playroom. The mirror and cubbies were also colored. I can live with that. The staircase hurts a little every time I walk by it.
The other day while painting, Josie began crying for no apparent reason and shouting “no Mia, NO!” I look over at Mia and this is what I see:
Mia’s goth look freaked Josie and Marcus out. I’m not that surprised Mia is going for the black lipstick at such a young age. Since almost every day I hear her proudly announce she “sat in time-out today at school”. Her teachers say she has been a tad defiant lately. No…Mia….REALLY? I have to admit, a plus of having triplet is the reassurance of knowing it’s not your fault if your child is a little “colorful”. After all, you have two others that are complete angels in the same classroom. In fact, three of the boy’s in Josie’s class have told their parents they are going to marry Josie. Isn’t polygamy one husband and several wives…let’s change things up!
Despite the craziness of life at home (I feel like I yell way too much but then I remember, I have three 2-year-olds), the kids are so freakin’ adorable. We just got their school pictures back and they were amazing. I can’t wait to pass them out. The group shot is to-die-for! We also just had family pictures taken for Christmas cards at the local playground. Our photographer was great and I can’t wait to get the CD. I think we got some awesome shots!
Here are a cute pics of the girls playing in the leaves the other day (yard work in the fall is extremely entertaining to the kids at this age). This should be enough cuteness to tide everyone over until we get back the pics from our professional photo session.
And a pic of our handsome fella from a recent outdoor painting session. Boy was that fun!