We moved from Pasadena to Vegas with 6 month old twin boys. This is our story.

Friday, May 25, 2012

It's a mom thing

Husband has decided he wants to start a tradition of Friday night pizza. Great, but the boys are not so excited about pizza anymore. Especially tonight when baby B is not feeling good. Baby A has become very picky in the past month and when it comes to pizza he only wants the crust. Being a good wife I cut several pieces for husband and I. I give Baby A my crusts which he eats and then he starts looking for more. Of course husand ate his crusts. I asked why he did not save them knowing Baby A only eats crusts. All he could say was oopps he did not realize he would want any. I asked why I should realize when the baby is hungry when husband never does and he said I guess is a mom thing. This is his excuse for every time he does not notice something, does not realize a diaper change is needed, snacks, water, a toy! Some how he can zone out and I do not miss anything. I guess it is a mom's thing.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Where's my mother's day?

Mother's day is fast approaching.  I can't believe this will be my third mother's day.  Of course, for the first one the boys where only four months old and I was exhausted and delirious.  I don't even remember celebrating for myself, much the less celebrating for my own mom, grandmother, mother-in-law or step-mother.  My guess, is that I took a good nap that day while husband watched the boys.  I really don't even remember what we did last year.  This year, I will never forget.

This will be my first mother's day without my mom.  Of course she will be with me all day in memory, but I still can't believe she won't answer the phone when I call with well wishes (or complaints about the boys or husband as she always listened to those too).  I know the boys do not understand mother's day yet, but they do know what it means to be nice, give hugs and kisses, help clean up and let's make something for mommy.  I am so lucky to have them and will treasure every minute with them (even during the nap I have already scheduled for the day), but I will be sad that my mom is not hear to celebrate and get her hugs and kisses.  We will wish her a happy mother's day and I just hope she is listening.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Cute = Ornery

Mother Nature is pretty smart. 

Now that the boys are two, they are really flexing their decision making muscles all the time for good and bad.  They often decide to throw food on the floor, steal toys, knock things down, climb to reach no-no items, and on and on at least a dozen times an hour.  They also do not understand how anyone could ever tell them no.  This sends them into a tailspin that often resembles a tantrum.  However, the more ornery they get, the cuter they get too.  It is like some kind of cosmic balance.  Just when you think you can't take anymore from them, they give you the cutest smile, tell you they love you or do something really adorable. 

I am trying not to worry about the trying threes but I do wonder what new level of cuteness the boys can bring on.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

This is my therapy

My mom passed away recently and I have many things to say about that. This relates to it. We were on our way to the in-laws and the boys were talking about grandma and grandpa. They were so excited to see them and I am so happy that they are in their lives. As I was looking back at the boys in the car while they were talking it really hit me that they are not going to have my mom's influence growing up. I feel confident they are surrounded by good people and will always have good role models, but what would have been different about them if nana had been in their lives more then their first two years. There were so many things she loved that I know she looked forward to experiencing with them and teaching them. I know she would have been such a strong, positive and fun impact on their lives and while it does not feel fair to me to not have her around for me, it is really not fair for my boys to not have her around in their lives. I will do my best to mention her often and do things with them she would have but I am going to shed some tears too.