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Monday, November 28, 2011

This post is the equivalent of a “Real World” Episode

Who ever invented the term “terrible twos?”

They are the Terrific Twos. … The real terror starts at age 3.

I beg them. I remind them. I time-out them. I take things away. I do every single positive / negative reinforcement / punishment known to man.  They still don’t listen.

They climb on everything. They talk back. They refuse to eat. (Unless it is a cupcake.)

They steal toys. They hit each other. They try to throw chairs in anger? (Seriously… where did they learn this stuff?)

Tonight, I was speaking to a friend. I asked her, “Have you ever talked to someone and walked away thinking – ‘they must be on drugs?’ … This is exactly what it is like to have a conversation with toddlers.”

Later, we decorated the Christmas Tree.  I had to give the twins a broken strand of lights to choke each other with play with.

They dug out everything break-able and said, “Should I drop this?” as I shouted, “NO!” every 3 seconds.
If an ornament had a movable part – they tried to move it.  If it didn’t have a movable part before… It probably does now.

I give that tree until approximately 7pm tomorrow night. Then I say that tree is on a pile on top of two silly children.

And yet…. they are so cute.

And these pictures are completely true.  And they are also part of our night.  They are also part of life with twin 3 year-olds.  In reality TV… photos and video clips are compiled to show people in a certain “light.”

Tonight… my kids were angels.  Just look…..

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This right here is the “Twin Money Shot.” You never seem to be able to get them to hug.  (or even look at the camera at the same time.) Super proud of this picture!

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Oh yes… and that is totally a small cheese “knife” in Addison’s hand on the big photo.  It was the only way I could get them to let me photograph them…. to let her hold a knife. *sigh* Mother of the year award… again.

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7 Comments:

At November 29, 2011 at 9:56 AM , OpenID joanna said...

I'm with ya sister. It's like living with two violent drunken frat boys. Three makes two seem like rainbows and sunshine. Three makes the NICU seem pleasant. Three makes me cry. My twins have yet to see my 38 years of accumulated Christmas ornaments for that reason. I am reluctant to even let them see the paper snow flakes I made when they turned one for this exact reason...Three makes me wish they would grow up just a bit faster and then slow down when they return to being rational (ish) human beings at around five...

 
At November 29, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Blogger The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

I loved the twos too! Threes were a mess! They each decided it was their time to become independent. How independent can a three year old really be?! It was a constant battle!
You got some great shots of your night! I love to see people I care about having a good time.
Btw, as always...you had me laughing and I love to laugh!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 12:17 PM , Anonymous Miss Britt said...

They're only going to get louder.... ;-)

 
At November 29, 2011 at 6:56 PM , Blogger Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year said...

OMG, just the other day I posted about being at my wits end with my just turned two year old and now you're telling me IT GETS WORSE. NO.NO.NO!!!

 
At November 29, 2011 at 10:23 PM , Blogger Kimmie said...

Well, I just read this book and feel that the last year finally makes sense and I know what I could have done to make it less insane.... maybe I can advise you to read it WHILE the kids are 3 rather than wait until they are 4 and you've already pulled all your hair out. :)
http://www.amazon.com/Setting-Limits-Your-Strong-Willed-Child/dp/0761521364/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1322623194&sr=1-1

 
At November 29, 2011 at 11:43 PM , Blogger Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

Your post cracked me up! Especially the last paragraph. It seems perfectly reasonable to me that she would need to hold the knife--I also happen to be up for mother of the year. :)

My kids usually take turns with their mischievous ways, but occasionally they all gang up on me. Yes, thank goodness for cuteness.

 
At November 30, 2011 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Arnebya said...

OK I'm sorry, but I really am laughing at "should I drop THIS". I can only imagine the frustration...oh, but the cute!

 

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