Sunday, October 25, 2009

The Boys

Laurel and my nephews were in town a few weeks ago. I watched the boys all day Wed & Thurs; they slept at our house Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun. It was a long, but super fun week!
We went to the park, the pumpkin patch and corn maze, we fed the ducks, we colored, we watched Curious George, and we made "monster cookies". We had a great time and I'm so glad that I was able to spend time with the boys.

Jed and I also learned some things, both individually, and as a couple:
If you have a 9 month-old on the edge of the bed, don't turn your back for a second. (Jed)
A crib barely fits in our room, between the bed and the closet - we can't have a baby if we still live here.
Hot dogs can be a breakfast food.
I am much more patient than either of us thought. At least when it comes to kids.
Going anywhere with two kids takes 4x as long.
High chairs are not necessarily a necessity, but definitely help.
Baths should not be taken during the day (per Eli).
Anything on the floor, or within 2 feet, is fair game.
Pants are optional at the playground if Ali's back is turned.
Sometimes you have to study in the bathroom (if there's a kid sleeping in the bedroom and another in the living room/kitchen area).
It doesn't matter if the ducks get fed, as long as you can eat some bread, too.
One. at. a. time. (kids that is)


Vallen Family said...

haha I liked this. It's so true with kids it takes SOOOO much longer to get ANYWHERE, and it's hard to get much of anything done. You guys did a good job :) I'm really sad that we didn't get to do a play date, but I would have felt really bad if they got bronchitis like our family had...and still has. But thanks for thinking of us and the invite. If there is a next time I hope we aren't sick ! :)

Laurel said...

bwahahaha....these are good life lessons. i'm glad to have been able to rent out my kids to you for some good experience. and they even came back not worse for the wear (too much, lol). thanks again for doing that, i really appreciated it!! :)

JoDell said...

So, you're testing the parenting waters? ;) How fun to have your nephews stay with you. Sounds like you learned a lot in just a few days. Just so you know, with little boys, pants are always optional. And, the more kids you add to the equation, the longer it takes to go somewhere. And, yes, thankfully, they usually come one at a time. (Knock on soon as you say that you'll have triplets on your hands :). Glad you had fun with your nephews.