Monsters. I have a pair. They often are mistaken as twins. they are nearly the same height. Maddox will surely out grow Britton. These two are not the best at sharing so they have their own interests to avoid conflict. Britt is all about legos & ninjas & dress up & story telling. While Maddox likes to ride his bike (blue bike to be exact), play play doh, tell knock knock jokes, read books, blow bubbles. There is one thing these turkeys do well, and ilk ego do together.
TURN MY HOUSE UPSIDE DOWN!
In the past 22 hours these monsters have taken all their neatly folded, organized by item & color & size clothes from their closet hangers, drawer units & dresser & thrown them about their bedroom...and then proceeded to dump water on each & every piece of clothing (undies included) they wear. Lovely. I kind-a sort-a had a massive melt down at that point. It was 9pm, and I had put them to bed at 6:30pm. I cried in a pile of laundry. cried & yelled. not my finest hour by far, but momma was overwhelmed. So I tidied up the room changed the boys out of their layers of random clothes & back into their lightning mcqueen jammies. I left in a huff. I was confident they knew they had made a major transgression. I felt like I needed to snuggle them again & leave them to slumber with a kiss rather than a freaking out mother. so I went in to kiss the foreheads of my terrible duo...and wouldn't you know it..
they were back in the closet!
back to bed. They finally zonked out leaving me with an elevated heart rate & a pile of laundry I had not expected to do. Which leads us to today. Our morning was busy, but after lunch I slowed things down & put Presley down for a nap, Maddox in his bed for quiet time, & Britton I left in the living room with a pile of legos & a big brother named Tre who is very entertaining. I went upstairs to read & wipe down my bathroom. about 30 minuets pass & I hear Tre saying the boys spilled water. I guess maddox decided quiet time was not for him on his big bothers day off from school. I said okay & Id be down in a bit. Well when I did head down I slipped on a TON of water. & I mean a ton. My tile floors have never been wetter & on our couch was covered by 14 empty water bottles. Madds & Britt had dumped water all over the entry hall, guest bathroom, laundry room, coat closet. again..more laundry. I grabbed all the towels from the guest bath & began mopping up the floor while I made the boys clean up bottles & caps. I am on my hands & knees thinking....did they not get it last night when I turned into a crazy person last night sobbing in their bedroom? Monsters I tell ya! But I love them. Tonight at dinner all 6 of us were chatting & Maddox announced he is a the best nicest boy ever. This made me laugh. After a long 2 days, I still see them as the best boys... Even if they quadruple my laundry loads!