As a mother of twins, it is really hard to get one on one time with my kids. Even if I WANT one on one time, sometimes the boys resist! The other week I decided I would take just Micah on a walk with me. The day before we had had such a nice time walking Goldie and he held my hand the whole time. Benji, on the other hand, cried and fussed the whole walk. So, I decided to see if Micah wanted to have a “Mommy and Me (and Goldie)” time the next day. No way. For either boy. Micah, when he discovered “brother” was not going wailed and would not even step off the porch. Benji, even more pitifully, wailed “walk! walk! walk!” at the screen door. So, I ended up taking them both. So much for one on one time.
Well, yesterday I finally got my wish. I heard some talking in the boys’ room after their nap and went to get them up. It was only Benji talking. Micah was still fast asleep. So I got Benji up and for the next hour we had a grand ol’ time! We played cars, tickle fight, roll-around-on-the-carpet, read Thomas the Train books, and laughed a lot. It was great! It was so nice just to focus on one kid at a time and feel like I spent some really good quality time with my son.
Oh, I forgot to tell you what I discovered when I went to get Benji up. Micah WAS fast asleep. But he was also covered head to toe with poop. Yes, this has turned into another poop story. He had thrown his diaper out of the crib and had thrown poop all over the room. Plus he had painted his arms, legs, and crib with poop. I decided to deal with it all when he woke up.
No wonder that sweet hour with Benji was so nice.