1 - Nothing is better than twin toddlers giggling, unless they are chasing each other around giggling.
2 - If Hadley disappears, she is in the changing room. She is doing one of three things. She could be off by herself reading a book, laying under the bed with some toys piled up around her, or hiding behind the curtain waiting for someone to come in and ask where she is.
|Why yes, she is sitting on her potty, fully clothed, reading a book, which is propped up on Howie the horse, who has been turned on his side for just that purpose. Pretty fantastic if you ask me.|
3 - If Brynne disappears, she has most likely shut herself in a room accidentally. How she loves to close doors!
4 - At meal time, if the girls won't eat, we need to offer them something to dip their food in. BBQ sauce works well for most any item. If we are eating duck, chicken, strawberries, or if the BBQ failed, they will want the orange sauce that comes with duck. Surprisingly, the combination of strawberries and duck sauce is not bad.
5 - When putting toys away, Brynne is easily distracted while Hadley is laser focused - most of the time. Brynne will bring me books to put back on the shelf, but Hadley MUST put them back herself.
6 - Once you (or anyone) teach a child something, there is no way to unteach it - for better or for worse. Even if you don't mean to teach them something, they will learn it (see #9).
7 - When looking through the Big Picture Story Bible with Brynne, every female is Eee (Eve), the men vary, but she can point out Jee-du (Jesus) consistently. She already has a strong grasp of Genesis. In the book, when Eee is hiding from the Lord in the garden, Brynne says "uh-oh".
9 - If someone breaks wind, our girls will point, giggle (maybe even gasp), and then try to check their britches to see if they need changed. It's cute when they check each other, not as cute when they try to check me, and will probably be weird if they start checking other children.
10 - Brynne can sleep through the heaviest hail storms, while Hadley will call "MaMa, MaMa, MaMa" until someone acknowledges her.