March 16, 2011

All Over the Place With a Cherry On Top!

So, I am finally over being mad... Yes, it's true, us Italians can kinda hold a grudge!  haha.  Thank you all for your kind comments as I thought I was going to be ridiculed for being upset.  I know accidents happen, believe me, I think I am way cool when accidents happen.  In this situation however, I had warned MIL of the ramifications of such an activity a couple weeks prior, so I was more upset in the fact that she didn't head my warnings.  Plus, we have now blown our medical savings account for the year with one hospital visit and one follow up with the doctor... I know that my MIL would rather cut off her own limb than to ever hurt one of the girls. 

Anyway, it's over. 

Speaking of accidents, Mickie decided she wanted to fly, day before yesterday, and dove off the changing table! I was standing right there and my foot and Maddie broke her fall.  Mother of the year right?!  Get mad at MIL, but then let one of the girls dive off changing table!  Definition of hypocrite, I know.

One of my newest bloggie friends, Dolli-Mama (Don't cha just love that name!), wrote a post on getting her girls' ears pierced.  The part that made me laugh, because it rang true in my life too was, "It was a privilege, one that was earned after years and years of naked lobes and clip-on jewelry." (still giggling and nodding along).  Anyway, it got me thinking about when I was going to "let" the girls' pierce their ears.  I had to wait, so I figured I would probably make the girls wait too.  But her post has got me changing my mind!  Of course, I still need to discuss with DH, but I really doubt he will have any opinion on the matter. 

When I was pregnant with them I thought that if they looked too much alike that I would pierce their ears so that I could tell them apart.  They don't look that much alike  so that's not a problem.  Then as time went along, I thought that if they didn't grow hair (yeah, right-have you seen my hair?!) then I would pierce their ears to show that they were girls.  It seems to me that I am itching for a reason to do it!

Maddie is doing this funny thing lately, she furrows her brow and give you her serious look and then cracks up laughing when you do it back.  Maybe you have to be there, but it is too cute.

Mickie started shrugging her shoulders when I ask her if she is silly.  A very shy shrug, like "I donno...!"

Both of them pat/rub/show their tummies when they are full.

They both are interacting with other people really well. As you know, for the time being, I bring them to work with me.  They love to wave at the truckers (and the truckers love to honk to make them laugh and wave).  They love to play in the dirt and rocks.  Mickie smells the rocks and grins.  I am not sure what this is about.  The other day, they were dirty!  I had to change their clothes before nap time because they were like real little girls playing outside in the dirt!!  (as opposed to fake little girls?  idk?)

They are always so "busy" anymore.  They love for me to hang paper on the wall so they can color and make beautiful works of art.  They love to walk around and organize their toys.  One will be coloring and the other will be reading a book.  Or they will play their version of hide and seek. 

A couple of follow-ups:  Strong blonde - yes.  I give them their blankets at night.  I used to just have them in their HALO sleepers, but now, I give them their blankies.  AND YES, YES, YES we do need to get together for some wine! ;)

What IF - thanks for the link to Mel's new bloggy idea! 

Holly Ann- THANK YOU! for the blog award!! 

To accept this award, list three things you love about yourself:

  • I try my very hardest to be a good wife and mother.  I feel like I 'go the extra mile' whenever I can and that makes me proud
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Twins Plus One, Three Times the Fun!  Right back atcha, deary!  I adore your blog and this award made me smile, indeed!

What IF - Talk about one incredible mama!

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Strong Blonde - We have SO much in common!

Amanda - Hope your hiatus isn't too long! ;)

And lastly, before I hit the 'publish now' button, I just want to say to WiseBursche, your most recent post made me cry.  I am thinking about you often.


Kahla said...

I'm so sorry about the hospital trip but thankful she is OK. So scary when that stuff happens. It really sounds like your girls are like Emery and in that independent dare-devil stage!!!!! It sure is a fun one though. :o) We have not pierced Emery's ears, although my MIL is just itching for us to do it. I'll have to go read that post because I'm still on the fence.

Amanda said...

Thanks for the award. I appreciate it, but I'm horrible about reposting them!

I read the Dolli-Mama's ear piercing story. I too had to wait until I was 12... because my mom's a nurse and was convinced that I wouldn't take care of them and would get sepsis and have to have my legs amputated. But I got them pierced at Claire's simultaneously and it didn't hurt one bit. And they never got infected and I still have all of my limbs! I think my mom was definitely a little over anal about making me wait. She has a valid point about the risk of infection which is definitely a consideration. I've never really understood that earlier is better mantra myself, my piercing wasn't the least bit traumatic. I personally think around 7 is a good age... maybe as a nice back to school present or something. I just hope Michael never asks for one... I'm not much for piercings on guys.

Holly Ann said...

I'm so glad that at least my blog award for you brought a smile to your face! And thank you so much for sending it back to me!! How sweet you are!

strongblonde said...

aw. thanks :) i'm so bad about blogging right now. i will add this to my list, lol. i'm in the kind of nebulous zone where i feel like it doesnt matter if i blog or not. :( ok. enough boo-hoo'ing about me! lol.

my kids still sleep in halo sacks! i'm so afraid to give them blankets. i'm turning into that crazy mom. i also like the sacks b/c it makes it hard for them to even attempt to climb out! haha.

Dolli-Mama said...

I love that you related to my story!

I think it all comes down to what you feel is best for your family.
Good luck and let me know how it all turns out!

lifeasdescribed said...

Thanks for the award! I'm quite flattered :) I've been missing out there in cyberland the last couple of weeks... lost in the world of first birthday party planning and hosting... starting to make it back to reality now that the shindig is over (tons of fun but so much work!!). Glad to hear you are feeling better about the situation with your MIL and VERY glad your little Mickie is ok after her adventurous dive for the floor. Eeek. Every mother's nightmare. I'm sure I'll be there at some point in time. With so many diaper changes, the odds just go up!

Hope you have a fabulous week!

WiseBursche said...

Oh, I had my ears pierced when I was a toddler, and I had a tough time keeping the 'holes' open because I was allergic to artifical jewellery as well as gold and silver.

However, I am now completely comfy wearing whatever I want. Just that I do not wear earrings regularly.

I love it that your girls love to do their own thing.

Congrats on the award, and thank you.

Bumpy Journey said...

oh my. I am a little late to show...but hope she is doing okay.