This past Friday afternoon, my older two kids (ages 7 1/2 and 5 1/2) left with their dad to go to Pennsylvania. My husband came back on Saturday afternoon, leaving the older two kids behind for a long weekend with their Nana & Pop Pop. The twins (ages 3 1/2) and I had a solid 24 hours for "Two babies & Mama time". This was a first for us and I have been enjoying it! We have been moving at a slower pace, sleeping in a little later and definitely enjoying more cuddle time. This morning they let me stay in bed for about 20 extra minute while they were content to sit under the covers and watch Third & Bird! We came downstairs for breakfast and off they went, right back up again and are playing very nicely together in their room. They still have their squabbles, (yesterday it got pretty heated over their Dora Ball) but it is amazing that with two kids gone, the entire dynamics in the house have changed. Don't get me wrong, I do miss my older two very much, but the house is so much quieter! No arguing on what we are going to do today, what we should have for lunch or what we should play, because the twins like the same things!
On Saturday night we all went to Pei Wei for dinner. This was a first for the twins as well, being able to sit in a big booth inside the restaurant. Normally when we go we just get take out. They were so excited to be able to go inside and have asked everyday since to go back to the "new Chinese place!"
Yesterday we went grocery shopping and that was surprisingly pleasant as well. The twins were just as excited to hold the bananas and cucumbers and put them in the cart as they were for pudding.
Today is a big day for us, my little one gets her stitches out and we will be heading to the pool this afternoon. The twins have already worked out amongst themselves that they will bring their kick boards and goggles today and that they will swim underwater!
These last few days definitely have been twice as nice for me. I have truly been enjoying this time with my twinnies. I have also realized, that they are not babies anymore. They are big kids. They are individual children, too. But to us, they will always be our Two Babies!
Have you ever had this time with just one or some of your kids? How did it go?
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