Housebound

If you ignore the horribly contagious disease, today has been a great day! B has chickenpox, so him and I stayed at home from nursery and work and spent all day together. Not sure when was the last time I had the chance to spend all day with only one of my boys. 

We had so much fun I almost feel guilty, as I should have been at work. Although obviously he couldn’t have gone to nursery so…

We said goodbye to T and daddy and dived straight into the Duplo box. The box is so big, B can actually fit in it! We built a train, a tunnel, a red train station, a yellow train station and even a green one. We took many passengers on and off. Then poo happened! 

We went for a bath, a long one with fish, penguins, squids, turtles and not one but 4 boats… all for B. No sharing! He was over the moon!

After a quick visit to the doctor, lunch and a nap we went back to a little bit more playing. We made a wristband! We coloured it, cut it and then… put it on a giraffe’s neck. Why not! 

It gets dark very early now, but that’s not a problem if you have light tubes to play with! Look at the smile on this little boy’s face… priceless!

By 5 PM we were ready to slow things down, so B picked up the Ratatouille DVD. He had never saw it before, but he likes “topi”, so he thought it was a good choice… I agreed! 

We didn’t have time to watch it all, but we really enjoyed the first bit and I stop myself from explaining the difference between topi and ratti. I didn’t want to spoil the fun, you see. We definitely have to watch this again and maybe, just maybe, invite T as well. 

At 5.15 grandad arrived. He’s taking over babysitting duties tomorrow so I can go back to work… my day home alone with B was over.

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Sometimes you just don’t have enough hands

You might think that now that I’m back at work I should be very busy during the day, but still have some time to enjoy the twins in the evening. If you find feeding,  bathing,  changing,  reading to and give a bottle to twins “enjoyable”, than you should come to my house every evening!

When I went back to work I had a great plan and a strict routine, but as it often happens with babies, they had different plans. Every minutes from 5.30 to 7PM was accounted for: dinner,  bath, changing, story time and bed. Then B caught a minor skin infection to his face…

The doctor suggested to soak him in water (with a medicine) for 15 minutes everyday. Trying to be helpful she also added: “Don’t worry, you can put his bother in at the same time”. Happy with the verdict I was about to leave the office when the doctor added: “if little B likes to stand up in the bath, he might find it a bit slippery”. With the ingenuity typical of a first time mum, I thank the doctor and went immediately to purchase this miracle drug which was going to cure my boy. Later on that evening I understood what she meant.

This milky liquid to add to their bath water should not be sold without some serious warning! First of all, leaving a crawler in a slippery bath for 15 minutes should be discouraged, but two?? Bath time is now a mission impossible. B loves to climb out of his bath seat and then up the side, while T takes advantage of the situation to try any possible mischief. He got hold of a razor, the shampoo bottle and open the plug to let the water out. All of this while ignoring all of the bath toys at his disposal and with an adult in the bathtub with him. In 10 days time, daddy will be away for 3 nights and I will have to do all of this by myself… I’m sincerely considering not give them a bath for 3 days!