They love it outside. They continually ask "thide, thide" whenever they make eye contact with the patio door. I hesitate in the mornings to open the curtains on the sliding-glass door for fear I will have to deal with melt-downs and tantrums far before I am ready to each day.
Mia's tantrums are the worst...just yesterday she was begging me for her binky and when I tell her "No, not till nap time!" She proceeds to throw herself to her knees, rear back, then throw herself forward at as hard as she can....but juu0was a kitchen cabinet less than a foot away, so she bangs her forehead on the corner of the cabinet with full force...(Great!! That's gonna leave a mark!!!) Normally, I will just say "It's okay, your fine...that was just a little bonk." I knew better this time, so in trying to teach her that her fit gets her NOTHING, now I have to hold and hug the mess out of her, and SHE caused the boo boo all by herself. Undermining my authority! How will I ever teach them?? But of course, I loved, and hugged her, and rocked her, and kissed her, because it hurt Mommy just as bad.
Deuce with Vaseline smeared on every part of his body...This is what happens when you leave your children unattended for 6 minutes to put normal people clothing on.
***Written 3/30/11**** We recently made another trip to San Jose, CA. for a memorial services for the babies Great Grandpa (Poppy). Again, the triplets did wonderful on the plane both too and from California, and having learned from experience, this trip was much less of a beating with airport security. I returned home two days early for an interview and brought Jevin with me and left Mia and Deuce with Granny and Daddy. It was two fold...Jevin being so clingy and whiny, I thought it to be my best pick between the three of them...one, so Jevin wouldn't be in Daddy's dog house for whining constantly, and two, because he is clingy to me, especially when he is out of his element. Also, Mia hardly knows what to do with herself when the boys are not around, so she was not a likely candidate for alone time with Mommy. I just have to admit...it was beautiful having one baby for 3 days. What a breeze!!! Jevin seemed to love it too. He was so well behaved, less whiny, less clingy, and didn't have to fight over toys. Initially, I thought he didn't miss the other two one bit, but once Mia and Deuce returned home he was soooo happy to see them. "He did miss them!"
So, after 9 months of being a stay at home mom, it looks like I am going back to work. And, I will say, I am really ready. I have enjoyed and am blessed to be able to have stayed home with the babies and watch them grow, and walk, and learn to start talking, and all kinds of stuff I may have regretted missing had I not been blessed by a layoff. However, as I have said many of times...stay at home mom was never my calling. Turns out things are working out just the way I would have wanted them to, becoming a parent, experiencing staying home with them, now going back to the job I previously had, just in the office I always wanted.
***Written 4/6/11**** Okay...yep pretty sure I am sorry I have become a sorry blogger :). Give me a break, I got triplets!!! Anyway...I am happy to report, I did go back to work and it is beautifully wonderful. I do find I miss the babies a bit, but it seems we will all get along much better then we had been most recently.
It seems over the last month or so they have been becoming more and more misbehaved than normal. Not that they are all that well behaved to begin with, so you can imagine...Yeaaaaaah. I envision terrible two's approaching. That is a little scary! Everything you tell one not to do, someone else immediately goes to do. "Don't touch that Jevin!" Mia has to go touch it!
They have recently developed a fascination for "running". They "run" everywhere. It is so cute. Mia recently has decided she wants to be grown. She is attempting to walk up the stair like grown people. She puts a leg on the stair, puts a second leg on the step, then stands up and does it all the way up the stairs...talk about a bit of anxiety! Then the last 4 days or so she thinks she can buckle her own car seat. The first day or two she started trying to buckle up she would bet upset when I wouldn't let her...of course she doesn't know how to yet...but she can buckle the shoulder piece (just today), just not the one that goes between the legs. She wants to be grown so bad. Miss Independent. Goodness!
We have been forced to break Jevin of his paci....I originally said, once the bear fell off of the paci (Wubba Nub) I would take it away. Well, it fell off...I super glued it back on (I felt he would be sooo sad). Then Jevin bit the tip off the paci...He would never take a brand new paci, so I found Mia's old paci and he took to it. After about two weeks, I show up to pick them up from Granny's...he bit the end off of the Kitty paci...so, I had already went against my word...if the bear falls off...if he bites it off (cuz the bear paci part was hanging on by a thread) I am done...still, I gave him another, but now...I just have to be done. He has bitten two of them off...he obviously doesn't want them that badly. Surprisingly enough, he has done well and he is very aware that HE broke it. He has asked for it a few times, but he will bring the binky to you and tell you "brooooket" "broooket". Yep! You broke it! He does ask for a binky at bedtime... we just tell him, " You don't have a binky anymore...you broke it" He repeats, "Broket." "Yep, broke it..."
So as many of you can see, I have been trying to post a blog for quite sometime. Keep getting sidetracked!!! We finally went and had pictures taken last Saturday. After many weeks of unexpected events, then bumps, scratches, etc...we were going to make our appointment....finally! Well, if Mia had it her way, Saturday might not have happened. As I am getting ready, the kids were playing with my fingernail polishes. "No big deal", I tell Marcus. "They can't open it" Next thing I know, I look in the closet and Mia has applied hot pink nail polish all over her body as if it is lotion. AHHHHH! hurry hurry! Get it off! We are gonna be late for our pics!! So Daddy and I are frantically working to get the nail polish off of her. Took nearly a whole bottle of nail polish remover and the remainder of the acetone from under the cabinet. 2 days later the house still reeked of nail polish remover. If you look closely at the pictures, I am sure you can still see it under her fingernails. I am finally starting to accept the fact that NOTHING can ever just be easy when you are a M.O.M. (mom of multiples).