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Dear Twins...

Dear Beloved Twins of Mine,

We need to have a talk. I think you two underestimate the importance of bedtime. Not for you, but for me. Your mommy. I know bedtime seems to come early to the both of you, but one would assume that after a long day at daycare, preceded by a long night where you two partied it up, that you would both be exhausted and fall right to sleep. However, that was not the case. Let's discuss the unacceptable behavior from last night:
  1. It was warm last night, that's why we left the window open. Yelling out it to the neighbors = unacceptable.
  2. Spitting water at each other, thus soaking your pajamas, bedding, and somehow - the carpet on the other side of room = unacceptable.
  3. Screaming as though I was beating you just because I had to take off your soaking wet pjs = again unacceptable.
  4. Dropping books (Colin) and your lovey (Keira) behind your crib - more than one time - and then saying - "uh-oh" and "oh no!" = as cute as it may have been, still unacceptable.
  5. Unzipping your pajamas, and then undoing your diaper, then fussing because your diaper isn't on correctly anymore = VERY unacceptable

In case you misunderstand me, the issue is this: mommy depends on your bedtime. Immensely. You don't go to bed at 6:30/7 p.m. because you need the rest. (Although you do. Because you insist on only having one nap a day.)

Mommy needs to pick up the house, and do laundry, and play with big brother and put him to bed too. Having to pause mid-sentence during Curious George to go ask you two to keep it down gets tiresome. Plus it's hard enough having to lay in a race car bed with your brother while he says good night to all objects outside his window ("Good night trees. Good night houses. Good night grass. Good nights roofs???).

Also, having to watch Castle in 10 minute increments because we have to keep pausing the DVR to attend to your screams, is quite annoying. We live in a tri-level. That means I have to run up two flights of stairs to get to you.

How about tonight we try something different? How about when we put you to bed, you actually go to sleep? It's a novel idea, but I think something we should try.

Love,

Mommy

P.S. Another thing to try - let's keep diapers on all the time. I know it's the hip thing to undo your diaper, throw it, and run away in the opposite direction, but try not to follow the crowd (aka your twin) and leave the damn thing on! Mommy's getting tired of trying to get the Desitin out of her carpet.

Comments

MamaOtwins+1 said…
I found you on Multiples and More today and had to follow!!! I love your letter to your twins, and am now grateful our house is all one floor.
Cheryl Lage said…
Hysterical! :) What a fun blog you have...am happily following, and am grateful to the lovely ladies of Multiples and More for the connect!

(and thank you for your kind words on Twinspiration, too! So nice to hear!)
Angela said…
Visiting from M&M...I love this post! How true! I feel for you, girl! hang in there!
Tracy said…
This post is a riot!!! Thank you, I needed a good laugh today.
Jeremi said…
Three in two years -- I'm impressed!! And you still write fun blog posts : )

New follower here . . .
Jeremi
I just found your blog from Multiples and More. I love the letter to your twins!

Our girls are 14 months old, and I found Baby A in her crib minus a diaper (thank goodness it was clean!) a couple of weeks ago. A couple of my friends said, "Oh, that's a sure sign she's ready to potty train!" I really don't think so...I think she's just fidgety! :)

Here's hoping your kiddos learn to read and heed the advice in your letter...soon!

Best!
Mandy
Krajcimama said…
Stopping by from Multiples and More to follow your blog!

Let me know if this works...I have tried reasoning with my children, but with no luck. Bedtime is so hit or miss with us...some nights it goes so smooth that we wait for the screaming. Other nights it is a disaster from the get-go. *sigh* I feel I may never get any time to myself ever again!
Sadia said…
Oh, this is so funny, and brings back memories. Now, the battle is to convince my two that whatever they have to tell Mama can wait until I'm done in the bathroom. :)

Here from Multiples and More.
Ang said…
Love this post! Mine have recently figured out how to take off pants and diapers at night too - they think it is so funny. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Angela
Lani said…
ahhh, naptime. Such a precious thing!
I am hopping over from M&M and I love your blog. I love this post - I remember those days. You have a beautiful family!
Wishing you and your family a Happy Easter!

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