Seriously, there are not enough exclamation points to sufficiently express
Ok I'll stop ranting about my (majorly first world working mom) problem, but being able to drop the twins off at school with just a sippy cup and breakfast feels a little bit like winning the lottery. We tried giving them their breakfast before leaving for the day, but it took too long and made too much of a mess to deal with before leaving the house at 6:55 am, as evidenced by this yogurt-fiend:
Notice the pitch black darkness in the background.
In an effort to simplify meal-planning in general, we have also decided to just start making extra servings of whatever we make for dinner for the week and giving the same meal to the twins. This was the plan all along, but until they started being able to use utensils pretty well, it wasn't always feasible because we eat a lot of casseroles that aren't necessarily easy to pick up with little fingers… especially when those little fingers belong to hungry, impatient little toddlers after a long day at school! So this week we have all been eating this sour cream noodle bake and I'm happy to report it has been a hit with the wee ones as well… victory!
All this to say, the transition is going well for all 4 of us but all of the excitement seems to be exhausting the twins a tad, particularly our littlest girl. For the past 2 evenings, she has been (extra) manic and majorly clingy.
This is how we spent most of Monday evening between dinner and bedtime.
And here she is on Tuesday after a particularly impressive tantrum. Please note the tired eyes.
So that's what's going on in our world. Also important to note: Brian and I have both been working on the cookie butter and haven't polished it off entirely yet. If that's not self-control, I don't know what is.
Oh, and even more important to note: the Olivers will be here as RESIDENTS in 9 days. EEEEK!