My daughter Elbys best friend, Dylan, is moving away and Im devastated for her. Its really the worst thing thats happened to her -besides me coming home from the hospital with twins.
The other night my daughter Elby pulled The Story of Babar off her bookshelf to read as her bedtime story – a welcome respite from the endless recitations of Knuffle Bunny Too, Leonardo the Terrible Monster and a few Richard Scarry books which have been on a constant loop. Let me preface this post with the fact that Ive read Babar before – not only was it read to me as a child a few million times but Id also read through it thirty-five years later with my daughter when she was (according to me) too young to fully appreciate it.
The other day I was at Target (shocker!) browsing through an excellent selection of eight dollar tank tops. They were the extra long style which I happen to need since I am in possession of a serious muffin top, yet I insist on wearing low rise pants.
My five-year-old daughter is a poor sport. She cheats at Trouble, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Chutes and Ladders, Go Fish and basically every game we play. I dont know if cheating is the right word… well, yeah, it actually is.
Elby will be five on November 12th, which in case you werent aware is only a few weeks away and a week is seven days – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday – thats a week!
Sometimes (all the time) when I look at my life I cant believe I have three kids.
Im a little concerned about my daughters extreme love for Barbie.I know what youre thinking: this topic has been talked to death. That may be true but it hasnt been talked to death by me and well, I have a column due, people.
My babies are already watching TV and they’re only 16 months old. Id love to tell you its just a little Baby Einstein now and again but they are already hardcore watchers with an unfortunate affinity for The Wiggles.
So Ive been in the twins game now for about thirty-two months – thirty-two looong, crazy making, longing for Xanax months. Ive experienced colic – twins with colic is not for the weak of heart, let me assure you. If you are pregnant with twins, Id like to tell you that colic is livable, you will get through it, blah blah blah but I cant. It wouldnt be right to mislead you …
Im always wondering why I torture myself with having a baby monitor for the twins. I’ve come close to ditching it many times.