Attack Of The Minis

Mom On Duty

When people find out that I have two kids that are just a little over a year apart, the first reaction is always, “How do you do it?!” I can’t say I’m a supermom. I have days when I just snap at The Minis or hide inside the bathroom for a much-needed quiet time (true story). On most days, though, I just go with the flow. Kids will be kids. If I aim for a squeaky clean home, I will have to clean up after the children endlessly. Believe me, I tried.

Trying to gain complete control of the household with two little ones can be exhausting, which is why I prefer to just play along with The Minis… because, well, it’s fun. Plus, if I give them my time, they are more likely to behave. I noticed that they tend to do incredibly annoying, stress-inducing things when I don’t give them the attention they want.

Mom On DutyJust this afternoon, I caught the partners in crime with chocolate stains on their faces. This is just after a few minutes of turning my back on them because I needed to take their bottles out of the sterilizer! Apparently, the big sister got her hands on a box of chocolate cereal and shared the loot with her little brother.

I call them partners in crime because they both cooperate just so they wouldn’t get caught! Yes, even The Little Man cooperates by keeping quiet while they munched on the chocolate cereal. That’s usually how I find out that something fishy is going on — when the house is too quiet.

Bits of cereal were spilled on the floor and behind the couch. Chocolate hand prints were also on the sofa pillows and curtains. Aside from dirty faces, their clothes were stained too. But, instead of getting angry, I just decided to make the most out of the situation.

The pillow cases and curtains are scheduled for laundry over the weekend. But since they got stained, I decided to clean them up earlier than the schedule. It’s The Little Man’s birthday weekend, anyway, so it’s better to have everything done before the weekend. The Minis looked quite funny with the chocolate stains on their faces, too, so I took photos of them. I wish Daddy A was with us; he could have captured The Minis’ tickle punishment on video!

They have a lot more tricks under their sleeves. Remember the poop facial The Little Man gave me? Ugh! What about the time when The Princess inked her grandma’s comforter using pentel pens? If I let all these things get to me, I’d probably go crazy. So–I just let the kids be kids.

If you’re wondering how I’m handling two little ones, that’s simply it. Less stress, more fun!

Kimberley Reyes

Kimberley Reyes is an Online Business Manager for entrepreneurs who are ready to get off the hamster wheel and step into their CEO shoes. On top of helping her clients get organized and scale their businesses, she is also happily busy raising her five kids with her firefighter husband.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. The Home-Based Diva

    Hi! Thanks for dropping by my blog. I would have wanted to add you through GFC or google+ or blog lovin, but can’t seem to find those buttons (sorry, i’m not tech savy haha). Loving your chic blog by the way 🙂

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.