Monday, February 12, 2018

Toddlers Gone Wild

Being a stay at home mom sucks so much more than I assumed it would. Penelope and Lucy are such a handful. Independently? They are manageable. Lucy especially, she's a sweet little soul. Penelope.... she's going to be the one that drives me right to the edge. 
 Here you'll notice Penelope's artwork. 
 Here you'll notice Lucy's... self portrait? Artwork? 
I don't think I have to tell you it was an uncle who bought them markers. Or that Penelope climbed up on a toy to reach them. You go to the bathroom for just a minute to cry and this is what happens.  
 Most days for napping I have to have Penelope in my bed and I'll nap with her. Otherwise she wakes this one up and you can tell by  her hair she sleeps hard and if you wake her up before she's ready she is a BEAR. 
 They fight over almost everything. It doesn't matter what it is, but if it can be fought over they will do it. 
Penelope's new thing is to put on princess dresses and she demands that you dance with her. Right now. She will point to where you have to stand and you do it. Or ELSE.  
 Some days they start crying in unison. For hours. For no reason, simply just because they can do it. It's literally the worst sound in the world. I have a headache almost every day and almost every late afternoon until bedtime I'm searching for quiet. Ear plugs, dark closet, whatever I have to do. 
 Then there are times they are just super adorable and cute. Here Lucy was playing with her baby doll, rocking it back and forth, giving it kisses. It was so cute I could hardly stand it. 
 Or when Penelope insists on wearing the high heels on the wrong feet. How can you not think that's adorable? Even with her grouchy face. 
Oh! Or Super Lucy! Super Lucy loves this blanket more than anything in the world and she carries it around in a big ball usually, or drags it along, but sometimes she wants you to tie it on her like a cape/robe. It's really so endearing it makes me want to squeeze her guts. 

I know people say they wouldn't trade these days for anything but I don't feel that way. I'm counting down until Kindergarten. 

Kindergarten = FREEDOM


The Flynnigans said...

The picture of Penelope with her daddy dancing is ADORABLE :)

jn said...

Savor the sweet will get you thru the crazy ones. lol

Life Love & High Heels said...

Love the update! And I can imagine... being home all the time must have it's downfalls.