Thanks to Disney Baby and Cakes.com for sponsoring this post and for giving me the Mickey and Minnie Valentine’s Rings and edible glitter for free, as well as to Favor Desserts for decorating our cake.
Over the weekend, my cousin and his wife came to visit, bringing along their toddler daughter. My two girls, who are just younger and older than their second cousin, were in heaven. We barely saw the three of them for days, as they played together non-stop, from morning to evening.
On their last day in town, we celebrated with a little low-key Valentine’s Day party.
From the moment you announce your pregnancy, you’re probably flooded with advice about everything from sleeping to birth to schooling.
But here’s some advice I wish someone had given me about having multiple children.
Don’t buy those sets of mixed color dishes where you have half a dozen plates, cups, bowls, and utensils with one of each color.
Sometimes over the summer, my toddler developed an enormous love of Minnie Mouse.
I’m not sure exactly what prompted it, but suddenly she was obsessed with all things Minnie. She could spot an item emblazoned with the famous mouse a mile away.
At home, her love was primarily directed toward her two pairs of Minnie Mouse socks. She refused to wear any other socks except one of her two pairs of Minnie Socks.
Sometimes, on a busy day, where we’ve been running errands all morning and I’ve been trying to get work done, I can tell by the afternoon that everyone in the house is getting a little frantic.
My girls start bickering more with each other and clamoring for my attention, and I can feel everyone’s nerves starting to fray.
To be honest, my first inclination is always to go hide in the bathroom, but I’ve discovered a simple way to calm everyone down that works like a charm.
Everyone thinks about bibs just in the kitchen or while your baby is in the high chair, but I’ve discovered they are super useful at other times as well
(I’ve used some forty billion bibs in the four years I’ve been a mom, and the Bumkins ones are hands down the best ones I’ve ever used. They fold up tiny, they wash easily, and they don’t stain).