Munchkin Monday: Double Trouble

For the last (nearly) three years, my days have consisted of lots of Evel Knievel moments…

And abstract art…

And sous chef training…

And baby model moments…

And, of course, lots and lots of cuddles and kisses!

For three years, it’s been just Joshua and me almost every day. Living together, learning together, growing together. It’s been joyous, hilarious and, at times, frustrating (because let’s face it, who enjoys discovering their toddler coloring all over their white bedsheets with a yellow highlighter?!) but I’ve relished every minute of it.

I’m assuming you noticed the title of this post, yes?

I’m not pregnant.

My sister and brother-in-law, facing some financial issues, needed to move out of their apartment and Hubs and I decided to open our home to them…which meant that their son, the adorable and crazy Landon, was coming too! Please excuse me for a moment while I pray for my sanity and the safety of my home….

Hey, where’d my phone go?! Boys!!!

In all seriousness, though, I’m happy with the arrangement. I’m rarely home alone with the boys so it’s nice to have help, and the two of them get along well. Landon’s language development is exploding as a result of listening to and repeating after Joshua, and Joshua’s starting to take more of an interest in pretend play now that he has someone to play with on a daily basis. I’m going to start working on preschool skills with both of them next month, and that way they can watch and help each other and learn together. It’s also great to have a bit more free time during the day — my brother-in-law and I switch off with the boys (he generally watches them in the mornings and I take them in the afternoons) — to focus on blogging, reading, and birthday party stuff (because we’re under 2 months away from Joshua’s 3rd birthday!). Another thing that’s great is to have more adult company around, because I tend to get a little crazy when I only have toddlers to talk to.

That’s not to say that everything is perfect! Having two 2-year-olds in the house makes for double the lack of listening ability and double the odds of mischief, but they’re toddlers. It’s to be expected. We’re in the process of setting up a play space for them in our basement, so they have another place to go when they need a change of scenery (which happens every day). I just bought them an adorable table and chair set that they can sit at and color pictures, do puzzles, read a book, build with blocks, or play with other toys. if all goes well, that space may become our homeschooling space in the future, if Hubs and I decide to do that.

So that’s where we are right now! It’s double the madness, double the giggles, double the discovery, and twice as much fun!