Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vocabulary

Having two year olds has caused several changes in my vocabulary. I find myself asking grown adults where the "potty" is, I am unable to leave without announcing that I am "going bye-bye" and I have completely forgotten that my real name is Kristen and not just Mommy. There have also been several words that have been removed from my vocabulary, partially due to the fact that the girls might as well be parrots, but also because they just no longer exist in my daily terminology. For example: Privacy. I am sorry. Can you repeat that? Can I get a definition please? Orgin? Maybe Latin translation?


In all honesty, how can you expect privacy when they literally live INSIDE you for 10 months, then as soon as they pop out you stick them on your boob and repeat every 3 hours for x-amount-of time. Now that they are independently mobile, and VERY curious, nothing is sacred. If they can get in the drawer, climb on a chair to get to, stand on their tip toes, etc. then it is theirs. I am running out of places to hide things that they can not see or some how manage access to. Until now....

Check out these bad boys!
I could write a love song to the inventor of these door knob covers. Besides the one we have on the basement door to help keep them from escaping, we have put one on our bedroom door. That is right! A WHOLE room that they can not get into! Ha! I love it!

No, just keep trying Maddie. I'm sure you can get it....


That's right. Put ALL your body weight into it. Surely that will open it!


It does keep them out, but it doesnt keep them from crying and banging on the door. Can you see the frustration in Ruthie's eyes above? I guess I cant expect privacy and quiet...

2 comments:

shauna said...

Kristen, those are super cool and I'm about to invest in some! When I was a kid we had some Knitted ones that fit to the door knob and when you tried to open it, they would just slip so it was really difficult..unfortunately I cannot knit so buying these "bad boys" you speak of..is the next best thing :)

Rachel said...

lol- we've got those on every door in the house! Including the inside of Molly's room so she can't get out and roam in the middle of the night... :-p They are quite wonderful!