Friday, April 16, 2010

No one's been electrocuted yet, so things can only get better.

That's what Mr. K said tonight after Piglet poured my fresh (and oh so tasty) can of Hansen's Key Lime soda onto one of our live power strips. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is the current state of Maison Piglet.

So anyway, um, it's been almost another two weeks (hanging head in shame). I swear that I won't become one of those bloggers that abandons my blog *just because* I had babies. I mean, big friggin' deal, right? Just two whole lives (three if you count Piglet) that are completely reliant on me for nourishment, nurturing and all care? Seriously. Those other bloggers are such slackers.

The things that have occurred to me lately as I wander through my days in a fog?

1) Piglet is ENORMOUS. I mean, when did he get so freaking huge? When I'm changing his diaper on the changing table, I swear I might as well be lifting Mr. K up there and wiping HIS ass. Btw, in case you are wondering, Mr. K thinks the coolness of the wipes could be very pleasant. Also, he would enjoy smelling fresh as a daisy.

2) Twins are still awesome. However, the fact that there are, you know, TWO of them, plus a toddler around, means that I am *always* busy taking care of one or all of them. I am never without a baby to care for. Subsequently, I eat my meals, type this blog entry, fold laundry and perform various other tasks with one hand. Or sometimes, my toes. In fact, at times, the things I'm able to accomplish purely through the the use of my big and second toes (and relatively freakish flexibility) make me wish someone was around to witness my resourcefulness.

3) More than ever, I realize that Mr. K is not good at multitasking. Case in point.

Me: Babe, can you take those bins up to the playroom, move that chair back to the dining room and throw the stuff that's in the washing machine into the dryer?

Mr. K: {Walks around in circles for approximately 1.3 minutes, goes upstairs empty handed.}

Me: {Three minutes later when I realize that the bins are still here, the chair has not been returned to the dining room and Mr. K is nowhere in sight.} DUDE!!! Where are you? What are you dooooooooing?!


Me: DUDE! I asked you to do those three things! You haven't done ANY of them!!!! Arghhhhhh!!!!

Mr. K: BABE! I'll do it! I just...hold on...give me a sec...jeez, I *swear* you don't appreciate the things I do for our family!!!

Me: I WOULD except I'm too busy doing the things I asked YOU TO DO.

Fortunately we lurv each other or else, well, let's just leave it at that.

4) More than ever, I realize that Mr. K is one hell of a dad. He loves our kids and is amazingly good at caring for all three of them at once. So much so, that I actually get a solo outing about once a week, even if it's just to Target.

5) When short on sleep, my brain works best in list format. Notice that my last three blog entries have all been lists. Bear with me?

6) Three kids later, the perfectionist in me is still alive and kicking. Despite protests and people saying "just let the house go..." it just isn't in me. What IS in me is an abundance of Clorox spray and stainless steel cleaner. My closet is a house of horrors, but when you live in yoga pants it doesn't really matter whether you pick them up off the carpet or find them neatly folded in a drawer.

7) Getting out of the house with three kids in tow isn't really as crazy or as daunting as it sounds. Yes, it can take two hours to organize and yes, we often take half the house with us, but right now the babies are easy and Piglet loves going on adventures so we get out as much as the schedule allows.

8) Divide and conquer. Words to live by when you have multiples and a toddler.

Last but not least, when in doubt (or unable to form any more grammatically correct sentences), POST MORE PICTURES!


Anonymous said...

you are amazing! I am trying not to abandon my blog...

Christie said...

So good to hear things are going well and that no one has been electrocuted. Many thanks for the pics of your adorable family. We're happy to hear from you, even if it's in list form (which, by the way, I think is completely acceptable).

'Murgdan' said...


Glad you are keeping your head above water, girl. Keep up the good work!

Nick and Annie said...

Sounds like you are doing a fantastic job but when do we find out the twinks names??

Gabby said...

i love reading your blog! you are doing great!!! my hubby is the same way - he does other things that need to be done, but not always what i think needs to be done. your babies are so precious, love the matching outfits!!

MGerson said...

SO glad you hear you're all doing so well! You're an amazing woman! The pic of Piglet kissing one of the babies melted my heart.

Love Letters To China said...

OMG... those babies are so adorable! I absolutely adore the first one of them snuggled together sleeping. Makes me want another.... until I read the remainder of your blog. I too am a perfectionist... drives my hubby nuts! I think all men must block out what the wife is saying and do what they feel is important.

Sounds like you're handling three kiddos magnificently. Don't worry about the blog, pictures are just as good as words.

Jamie said...

You are doing a great job! Kudos to you for making time to get to Target on your own (I still struggle with finding time on my own) and for getting out with all three on your own. While I do and can manage with all three on my own, it is still really difficult. Which stroller are you using? How are you managing carts? Target is still my biggest issue -- I put Anna on my front in the Bijiorn, Clara in her car seat in the cart, and Bo in the actual cart seat. However, then there is very little room for actual purchases -- and we go through a lot of food!


Sunny said...

It is crazy here too, but so amazing!! Love the pictures, thinking of you!!

A New Beginning said...

Miss MVK, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading your blog. I laugh so hard at your posts especially when they are regarding the craziness of your household with 3 little ones, or the "antics" with your husband. The multitasking story, or lack thereof was very entertaining to me. I know for you at the time it wasn't I am sure, but thank you for sharing it with all of us. I am glad you are all doing well, and that despite the busi-ness of your life you still find a little time to blog and get out once a week. ;) I love your blog! ;)

Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha. i'm totally a multitasker, too. never make three trips when you can kill yourself doing it in ONE, lol. this totally made me laugh out loud b/c i do all of those same things and i swear B and I have had the exact same conversation.

....and i can barely lift my kiddos anymore, i can't imagine lifting a two year old right now!!!


Anonymous said...

hahahahahaha. i'm totally a multitasker, too. never make three trips when you can kill yourself doing it in ONE, lol. this totally made me laugh out loud b/c i do all of those same things and i swear B and I have had the exact same conversation.

....and i can barely lift my kiddos anymore, i can't imagine lifting a two year old right now!!!


Anonymous said...

1. This post (specifically numbers 1-3) had me doubled over with laughter.
2. Next time Mr. K walks around in circles for 1.3 minutes, please video it for me!
3. You're amazing! xoxo

-Smelly Mama

The Marketing Mama said...


That picture, the one of you holding the babies up on your chest. That picture? MADE me hold my breath, sigh really loud, and want to hold your babies. Or have more of my own. What an amazing feeling that must be.

Thinking of you! :)

Mo and Will said...

Oh my goodness they are all scrumptious. And you, somehow you are doing it all - AND writing witty engaging posts to boot. Incredible, seriously. Thinking of you and your whole brood (and trying to get the image of you wiping Mr. K's ass out of my mind). : )