Saturday, June 18, 2011

Silly Siblings

The girls playing "jump rope."

Sometimes one is a kitty cat and the other is dragging the cat around on a makeshift leash.  "Meow."
I don't even know what to say about this except "What was she thinking????" And yes, that is a pea!

Tickle-fest during movie night.

Clark is more interested in tickling than the movie.  The girls are conflicted.

I think that sometimes they really might wish that they were not part of a "unit."  It seems that each of them really does need their space and often just want one-on-one time with Mommy and/or Daddy.  It's hard when we are both working.  We feel the need to be with them when we are home, but there are things that have to get done (cleaning, laundry, cooking).  And then we feel like we should do things as a family rather than split up and take just one or two of them.  But sometimes it is probably necessary.  It's possible that earlier today was one of those "sometimes", except that EACH of them needed some the same time.
Daddy needed to make a trip to Sam's Club and took Clark along.  Apparently this was a great idea because Clark enjoyed the time and behaved perfectly (unlike earlier in the day).  They even had a chance to share one of those amazing pretzels.  Yummy!
Meanwhile, I gave the girls a bath and we worked on a tiny project before heading downstairs for movie night.  They chose Shrek 2.  I think it was nice to have some time with just the girls (I even trimmed their hair/bangs a bit).  We got started on the movie and had some snuggle-time on the couch.    They did well despite the numerous inquiries about the whereabouts of Daddy and Clarkie.
The movie was sort of a hit (I enjoyed it) and they all got out their guitars at the end to dance and play along with the musical ending.  It was quite a sight.
There are those other times when they just seem to LOVE being around each other and the appear to enjoy the fun of having a brother/sister to share in the giggles (as in the pics above).  It's a relief when they make each other laugh.
That's all for now.

1 comment:

Triomom said...

I totally understand being conflicted when it comes to one-on-one time. :( I too know they each want (and need) that alone time with mommy or daddy and I often wish I could multiply myself X's three. Because I too love the one-on-one time with each one. I'm still working on that "balancing act"...which I'm sure will be a never-ending project...