30 fingers&toes

"Are they triplets?" "No, I found the other one in the parking lot and thought, 'why not?'"

If you can’t say anything nice….

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Dear readers,

I’ve been absent and I feel like it’s happening a lot lately.  I don’t know what it is that keeps me from writing here.  Lots of times I’ve had material for a post but just haven’t had the desire to write.  Ever since moving out of the North, I’ve always worried that my blog would not be as exciting for you all to read.  I mean, how exciting is it to read about 3 kids all the time?  Well I guess it could be a little exciting at times. 

Lately I think I have decided not to write because I feel like I have nothing nice to write about.  The 3 kids are at this age right now where everything has to be a fight.  It’s almost like a less dramatic preview of what life is going to be like with 3 teens in the house.   Isabelle is being a typical 3-year-old.  She is 3 but acts as if she’s 23.  She wants to do everything by herself but when she can’t do something by herself she throws a fit.  She also likes to think that when I’m not around she can fill in for me.  I’ve overheard her several times telling the twins to do things like pick up toys or to sit down and listen.  She will also come up to me, hug me and tell me she loves me.  I love those moments, I just wish they weren’t immediately followed by her screaming at her sister or brother about a toy.

Madeline.  Where do I even start.  How about with one word.  “NO.”  That about sums up the stage she is in.  If she doesn’t get her way about something, she then immediately doesn’t like it.  She does not want to hear your creative way for her to either get something close to what she wants or exactly what she wants.  She doesn’t want to listen period.  She doesn’t want to help pick up toys, she doesn’t want to follow simple instructions at times.  She just wants to push, punch, slap, bite (not often), scream, cry, pull hair, poke, swipe toys, throw toys etc.  She can be sweet and cuddly and can still be a little shy at times also.  But she is certainly embracing her 2-year-old self.

Aidan.  Oh Aidan.  You have two sisters who just won’t let you play by yourself.  And when you are quietly playing on your own, they probably ruin it for you by taking your toy, knocking over your trains or shoving you off the corn popper.  Aidan still likes to cuddle and is still a Mommy’s boy.  He loves his cars and trains still and is finding that he has a love for dinosaurs too.  He still sleeps in a crib by choice and he may find that he will be having his own room sooner than later.  He loves to sleep and needs his sleep.  And he’s also finally finding is voice, so the girls might want to watch out.  The time of taking from Aidan and getting away with it may be coming to an end for them.  Aidan loves his plastic lawn mower and will have an all out tantrum if one of the girls tries to play with it.  He likes to ride on the trikes, however does not pedal just yet.  He’s starting to be a little more assertive as well.

The three of them together have good times and bad times.  And lately I feel like I’ve been overwhelmed with bad times.  So much fighting and arguing that I don’t really want to post about that.  I’m so drained by the end of the that I can’t even make up a cheery story to tell!  Kids will be kids and while my kids have their moments, I know that I still have really awesome kids and my life could be a lot worse.  My 3 hours of peace have come to an end, time to get the little fight club up from their naps.


Author: 30fingersandtoes

Parenting and adulting is hard. There is no manual. No volume control. No self cleaning house and self refilling fridge. This is my story of navigating through the ups and downs of our crazy-wonderful life.

One thought on “If you can’t say anything nice….

  1. I LOVE reading about those crazy kid stories! Ez just came downstairs chewing gum…randomly like it was no big deal, I wish that was big enough to blog about haha, maybe a status update. Looking forward to getting you out of the house for an adult break!


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