This past weekend I had a lot of family in town, and my second cousin stayed with me - along with her two babies! For three nights I pretended I had a big family of five instead of three. It was fun (if a little exhausting) and we had some good adventures.
Some things I learned this weekend:
- Get dressed and put makeup on before the kids get up. Otherwise - it's 10am and I'm scrambling to get out the door with some lipgloss on. Also, we took about 20 shots of us eating a big pancake breakfast together, and I look so horrific in my pyjamas I couldn't bear to put any up.
- It's just as easy - maybe even easier - to cook for 6 as it is for 3
- Boys like to play rough. Even though they are all babies, we needed to intervene with the hair pulling and sitting on each others heads
- If we ever have three kids we will need a bigger car. Our small SUV is great for us, but not so great for 3 carseats. (Tyler had to sit in the hatchback - poor guy!)
- Naptime is very important. With one baby off schedule it's manageable, with 3 it's not.
- Soren doesn't have to sit in a highchair! Since he was not the littlest, his highchair was taken over. I was shocked at how nicely he sat in a real chair, and even used his cutlery properly!
- Playgrounds are the best. So much fun for little boys:)