Life with toddlers seems to mean that you plan to not have a plan.
I planned to fully decorate the house, but of course that didn’t happen. At least we got the tree up, so I figure that counts for something.
The twins were definitely more interested in Christmas this year than last year but they are still more into doing their own thing. Next year I think they’ll start REALLY getting it, but that isn’t to say this year wasn’t fun – it was “we have toddlers” (not meant as a complaint) fun.
It wasn’t entirely their fault but the presents sat unopened under the tree until nearly 4:00. I’d had the gate blocking the room so they couldn’t get to the tree but decided to unblock it for the day and let them explore.
I thought they might be excited to rip open some paper this year, but alas we still ended up doing the majority of the unwrapping. Miles, actually, had a totally different idea of what he wanted to do:
My parents got them this super cute set of radio flyer bike/riding toys, and I imagined they’d hop on an take a joy ride. Nope.
Miles did get a kick out of the new car track and toy vacuum for a few minutes. Abby, a girl taking after my own heart, just wanted to eat chocolate.
We did manage to get a decent family picture, as decent as two toddlers will allow 🙂
The hit of the evening though was the
sandbox new ball pit. It really was MEANT to be a sandbox for the back yard but since ball pit #1 and #2 both deflated I threw the ball pit balls in there instead and you’d have thought we threw a million dollars in there. 5 or 6 NEW toys completely discarded in favor of a turtle full of plastic balls. Maybe we should have just given them cardboard boxes 🙂
They even got a little upset when we closed it
Probably not winning mom of the year for that video, but it makes me laugh.
Merry Christmas everyone!