Thursday, September 20, 2012
I suppose I'm a little luckier than Mr. Twingle who has had to fly to Poland with the head cold. His poor sinuses must be ready to explode.
I can only hope that this brief interlude with the back-to-school bug will boost our immune systems for the many other bugs that are bound to come home.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Monday, September 10, 2012
Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the beautiful weekend. The Fall temperatures certainly made this mama very happy, despite the rain on Saturday.
|Right after the sting.|
|Day 2. Eye is almost swollen shut.|
Friday, September 7, 2012
I'm certain that at some point over the years, I've mentioned "Nunna". Nunna is what Pickle calls one particular Piglet stuffed toy that she latched onto at the young age of only 6 months.
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Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Why is it the best laid plans are the ones that always fall apart? As I mentioned in yesterday's Monday Musings, the twins' bus picks up at 7:04am...otherwise known as "stupid o'clock".
In preparation for this awful hour, I went to bed early and set my alarm for 5:45, 15 minutes before we had the alarms scheduled to go off for the twins.
I guess because I was prepared to get up, Pickle decided that the day should begin at 3:30. I heard her calling out, so Mr. Twingle went to her. She asked to be tucked back in and that was it; or so we thought. Not 10 minutes later, she was up again. This time, she didn't want to sleep in her room so Mr. Twingle brought her in with us. And this is where it all falls apart.
Pickle doesn't sleep. She lays quietly for just long enough for Daddy to fall asleep again and then she tosses and turns, giggles, calls the dog, wonders where the cat went, jumps up and down, sings, pushes me out of bed and more. At 5:30, I think she's finally fallen asleep and I try to sneak out of bed to turn off the alarm so it won't wake her. I was mistaken though, as she got up fussing. Luckily, Mr. Twingle was able to settle her back down long enough for me to escape to the washroom where I had my shower and got dressed.
At 6:00, the twins got up and miraculously stayed quiet enough to not wake Pickle! They ate, got ready to wait for the bus and we were out the door by 6:50 at which time Mr. Twingle got up to come say bye to the kids. Unfortunately, Pickle also got up :\
So now, it's 9:30 and Pickle is crabby...gee I wonder why? It's going to be a long day if we can't convince her to take a nap at some point. Wish us luck.
On the other hand, the twins got off to their first day of school, no worse for wear. Here are some photos from the morning. Enjoy!
Monday, September 3, 2012
I'm totally going to miss my munchkins; but, I am SO not going to miss the constant bickering, hitting, meltdowns, tattling, name calling, etc... I know it's sibling rivalry and I definitely fought with my kid brother growing up; but, this mama needs a reprieve.
The downside to school starting back up is that we got our bus pick up time and it's even EARLIER than last year! The bus will be picking up at 7:04am; the bell doesn't ring until 8:25am. That means my poor twinsies are on the bus for 1 hr 20 minutes. Tell me I'm not crazy for thinking this is sheer madness?! We're going to have to wake at 5:45 until we get into a routine. It's going to be a LONG, rough week...so wish me luck.
Wishing all the parents and kids a very safe "back to school" tomorrow.