Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Toddlers or Tornadoes?

I have a hard time telling them apart...toddlers or tornadoes....twinadoes!  Twirling, swirling bursts of energy that seem to spin in their own worlds, and who are oblivious to the destruction they leave...especially when mommy talks.  I know at birth they both passed their hearing tests, but why is there not another test once they reach say...oh about 22 months or so??

We are trying to teach them that the road, rivers, streams or any body of water is "danger do not to go near them unless there is a mommy or daddy to help you."  They seem to get this concept.  When we are driving near rivers, they tell us "that is danger mommy" but getting them to listen when they are playing in the driveway is another story.

Yesterday I took the girls outside to play..in the rain..cause daddy lets them jump in puddles. (so they told me)  Okay, kids like to get mucky and wet...all in the name of fun.  Emmy decided that she wanted to jump in the puddle that was closes to the road.  She told me the road was danger, yet proceeded to walk one step out on the road and jump in the puddle.  Then she made eye contact with me and stepped out even further.  I asked her to get of the road, it is danger...no movement.  Now I have to discipline.  Well you would have thought I banned her for life from jumping in puddles by the reaction I got when I told her to sit in the garage on time away for not listening to mommy.  AND in our world, when there is one...there is two.  When I turned back to see where Sophia was...she was doing the exact same thing, in the exact same spot.  Now I had 2 crying toddlers, who had kicked their rain boots off, getting more and more upset because their toes were cold.

My sister says..it gets better, give is about 7 months or so.  She has seen a change in MG on this front.

I may go insane in 7 months, or send the girls to toddler boot camp....is there such a thing?  (no I actually will not as I will miss them)  I wonder what the neighbour's thought watching this display of mommy vs the toddlers?
R - xo


  1. Gramma RellingerMay 1, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Stay strong. This too shall pass.

    Gramma Gladys

  2. Thanks for the words of encouragement