As I spend all day with these two hambones, I get to laugh quite a bit. While I was excited to have my kids close in age and hope they have that bond that I had with my brother growing up, I just didn’t realize that I would have two babies at the same time, or sometimes two toddlers, or two whiners, or two hyper-crazy nuggets wanting me to be their playmate instead of each other. But all too soon this will pass… I won’t be first choice, I’ll probably say everything they don’t want to hear and do things that embarrass them. So for now, I’ll just laugh. I’ll love them for wanting the same drink, playing without clothes on, tackling me to be tickled, “helping” make every meal, “cleaning” in their own messy way…
Ahh… the joys of motherhood. I’m glad I accepted the challenge. I think.
Luke is quite a conversationalist (to me and his dad, he shies away and uses body language with most everyone else). He likes to talk his way into getting what he wants, and out of what he doesn’t want. He makes me laugh quite a bit with his efforts to make everything work out the way he wants.
Natalie is also quite a talker, or shall we say babbler. I often don’t know what she is talking about, but if you repeat the “words” she just said, then she will keep going. She also has several teeth coming through and can be a bit crabby/clingy. However, she has grown up so much that she doesn’t look like a baby anymore! Everyone at church was astonished at how much she changed while we were gone. Oh, and she definitely has a handful of “looks” she dishes out. Wonder where she learned those?!
(Picture by Luke)