4. Purees. I have a confession, sometimes we still give our kids purees. They can certainly eat what we eat, but it's so easy to cook a bunch of food on Sunday night and freeze it for them to eat the next few weeks. Plus, since they're on the smaller side, I worry about them not eating enough. When they eat purees, I know how many ounces of each food they're eating. I've mentioned before that I'm super picky. If we gave them what we eat, I'd be afraid of turning them into picky eaters too. With them eating purees, it's an easy way to give them things I won't eat like butternut squash, yams/sweet potatoes, avocados, and almost every other cooked vegetable (cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, etc. I won't eat any of those cooked- just raw - which the Bambinos can't do yet with their two teeth.)
|To be fair, these are Sally Hansen Nail Strips, not even regular polish.|
Currently, I wake up at 5:30am to Shred, shower, make my lunch and make my green smoothie before the Bambinos even wake up. They usually wake up half an hour before I leave for work so I'm pretty much ready and can use that time to change their diapers, clothes, start breakfast and do any last minute things for myself - get dressed.
If I know we're going somewhere during the weekend, I prep bottles, snacks, food to take, etc. while they're napping. I'll start getting ready hours beforehand because I know I may only get to do things in small increments. We're almost always ready to go right when they wake up from a nap so that I can change diapers, get them dressed and get out the door leaving us with as much amount of time between naps to do whatever it is we need to do.
Our biggest issue right now is that he wants to pet Teddy when he's eating which Teddy does not like at all. When Teddy growls at him, Bug thinks it's funny and lets out a big belly laugh. He also wants to play in Teddy's water bowl (that kid loves water!) so it's been frustrating trying to get him not to drop his cars in the bowl or splash his hands in it. When he gets fixated on Teddy or his water, we just distract him. It's very easy to distract both boys when they're doing something they shouldn't.
So that, my friends is how I "do it." I really can't take credit for everything, B's a huge help and my babies are easy. I don't really feel like I'm doing anything, but people mention, "I don't know how you do it," all the time.
Don't forget about my online Scentsy Party. I'll be picking a winner for one free scent bar on Friday.