Things That Make Two “Terrific”
Since we’re off at BlogHer, this is a repost from a little earlier this year. I have sooooo much to blog about…like a year’s worth of blogging material. (You can follow me on twitter for more real-time updates.)The boys are LOVING this Quadyssey for sure! We are soaking up this time as a family and truly enjoying meeting readers and other incredible bloggers!
Being on the other side of a major illness, has it’s way of making things seem much "easier". Through our journey of raising quadruplets, there always seems to be an ebb and flow of challenges and smooth sailing. Although it is subject to change at any moment, we are currently soaking up a less difficult stage. Of course every day has its challenges, discipline, and work, but it seems small in comparison to the load of the last few weeks.
We’ve been hearing, "Wait ‘Til They’re Two" since before they were born, and I’m sure there are many difficult days ahead, but we also know that perspective and attitude have an enormous influence on our daily lives. Each day is truly a gift, and as my triplet mama friend explains it so well, "No matter how terrible the day, the good ALWAYS outweighs the bad". We are determined to make TWO TERRIFIC!
Here’s some things we already LOVE about TWO:
The little boy in them is coming out more everyday.
They love to sing and are learning words to songs. Some of their favorites include: The Wheels on the Bus, ABC, The B-I-B-L-E, Old McDonald, Night Night Baby, and Jesus Loves Me. Sweet, sweet little voices.
They are learning to be little helpers. (See video)
They are becoming hilariously good at imitating us (tone of voice, body language, words).
They can climb to the top of our neighborhood play set and slide down the slide.
Their bond of brotherhood has never been stronger.
They understand so much more and can follow simple directions.
They are developing a great sense of humor. (They are gonna need it!)
Their curiosity is fascinating.
They have a better understanding of turn-taking. (But oh do we have a ways to go!)
They can answer a yes/no question with better accuracy, instead of saying "no" to everything.
They are increasingly affectionate and lovable.
Here’s some video "proof" of how we are enjoying two. This was taken before bedtime the other night, which is why they are wearing their sleepsacks.
(Side note: Sleepsacks are one of my favorite things of all time. They are wearable blankets, known as "nigh-nights" by our boys, made by Halo. We’ve been using them since the boys were about 2 months old, after being introduced to them by our friend Carrie. I’m convinced they’ve kept "stinkies" in their diapers and boys in contained in their cribs, as well as kept them warm. They reverse zip from top to bottom, and once they figure that out, I plan on having them wear them backwards to hopefully buy us some more time! (And no, Halo did not pay me to write that – it’s just a honest to goodness recommendation!)