These two have been a challenge today. It has poured all day today and we are incredibly dependent on our ability to go outside and get our wiggles out. I pulled out my best stuff today. We made a pirate ship, went on an umbrella walk, they helped make lunch, we read books, watched Sesame Street, we made telescopes out of toilet paper rolls.
As I tried to make beds this afternoon they both jumped and pulled on the comforters of each bed and tossed pillows down as soon as I put them in place. It was like making beds with drunk, belligerent frat boys. In my I mean business mommy voice I told them to go downstairs and play in the playroom. As I finished up the last bed, I heard uncontrollable giggling coming from downstairs, which usually means someone is playing in the toilet. I ran down the stairs to find them tickling each other (in a completely nonviolent way).
It was so sweet. When we found out we were having twin boys, after I got done freaking out, I reassured myself that we would have moments like these. Sometimes in my day I let the crazy, not fun parenting stuff outweigh these moments in my mind. I get so negative in my own thoughts, and then there are moments like these that are so filling and refreshing and humbling. It still blows my mind that God gave these sweet, challenging, strong-willed, ticklish, screaming and amazing crazies to me. Most days I think He believes I have more patience than I do, most days my children humble me but everyday with them is a blessing rain or shine.