Tuesday, May 18, 2010

We Should Do This More Often

That is, hang out with Max & Ollie.  Today the Fab Four had a mini play date with 'Aunt Lily' so I could run a few errands.  Unfortunately this disrupted Finn & Belle's morning nap routine.  We're still on a two nap per day routine with a solid 2-hour morning nap worthy of rock star status.

We deviate from this routine every few days (Mommy is a slave to no one and nothing).  The only challenge has been trying to catch the 'make up' nap once we get home.  More times than not the 'make-up' nap happens on the car ride home which either turns into aimless driving through neighborhoods depleting the world's oxygen supply with my unnecessary carbon emissions or sitting in the garage, in a parked car, contemplating the idea of leaving them to slumber while I attempt productivity inside the house.

See, when my babies fall asleep in the car, they NEVER go back to sleep in their cribs if I wake them and try to move them.  They also NEVER sleep longer than 5 or 10 minutes when I try parking in the garage.  So what I end up with are overtired, refuse-to-sleep fusspots for most of the day.

Today, Lily suggested I roll the windows down, turn the radio up and sing as loudly as possible to keep the babies awake during the ride home.  I tried this.  Five miles into our journey home both babies were out (Rock Stars, truly Rock Stars).

Against all hope I decided to move them to their cribs (we've graduated from 'never wake a sleeping baby' three months ago).  Folks, I'm still shocked and amazed.  BOTH babies went back to sleep in my arms and again when I put them in their cribs.  This is a true first for yours truly!

55 mph winds, loud (embarrassingly 'pitchy') singing to 
Top 40 songs with made-up lyrics, I guess when you're born a twin 
you quickly learn to tune the world out.  


Lily said...

its because aunt lily wore those babies OUT!!! :)

Katie Mathews Photography said...

I'm sure there was some Lady Gaga singing in there right? haha

Zoo Keeper said...

I see why you like those play dates so much! Tucker them babies OUT!!

WanderingGirl said...

Okay, I have to say that this is the first picture I've seen of the twins where I think they really, really look alike! Holy shitballs, Batman, look at those profiles!!! From head-on, I don't think Finn and Belle do not look alike at all, but the side profile right here? Ringers!