Double Trouble

Double Trouble

I went downstairs briefly this morning to take some meat out of the freezer for dinner and to reply to an e-mail about picnic plans that we have later this week with some friends. When I returned upstairs, this is the scene I came back to … An entire big box of Cheerios dumped on the living room floor.

Double trouble. That is what I have on my hands these days. The twins are into everything. It’s not one toddler getting into everything, like Tupperware cupboards and markers. It’s two toddlers undoing all of my attempts at keeping order in this house. And it’s not just my regular homemaker duties that they are undoing. It’s the tireless work of trying to keep this house in excellent shape in case we have a showing. (Remember? We’re trying to sell our house.)
It’s hard to get mad at them, even though my husband has affectionately nicknamed them “the naughts,” short for naughty. They find everything to be so much fun! Even when I was picking up the Cheerios, my laughing son continued to pick up handfuls and throw them about, while girl just sat there eating to her heart’s (or tummy’s) content.
BTW, what is it with boys and throwing anything and everything? This is so new to me …
Anyway, this is one messy stage we’re in, and the timing couldn’t be worse with selling a house. Oh well. The Lord is good. He never gives us anything we cannot handle (or learn to handle) even when we would like to think otherwise. At times, I’m sure He looks upon our family life and can’t help but chuckle to Himself. And that thought makes me smile. And so do my double-trouble twins saying, “Uh! Oh! Uh! Oh!” as I walked in on them having a blast with the Cheerios.
At least I got the living room vacuumed today …
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5 thoughts on “Double Trouble

  1. Oh, I do feel for you. We lived in our house for 2.5 months while trying to keep it tip-top & it about drove me crazy. We moved out to our new house before it was done! It was better to live in a mess than to constantly be trying to keep the mess at bay.

    As for boys & throwing … that's just normal. They love to use those 'big' motor skills!

  2. Oh, that is just so precious…I’m sure it wasn’t that precious at the time, but you captured the boy/girl personalities perfectly, that’s for sure!

    Our youngest, Angela, my hubby also thinks she is just naughty, but I think she’s just being 2. Of course I only have one of those though, no comparison at all!

    You’ve got my prayers my friend!

  3. LOVE IT! I am sure you do not but that is the best story. Save those pics. and show them someday….and hug and laugh.


    I have 3 of them and they throw, jump, run, wrestle, swing, shoot, lightsaber fight everything etc…

    Keep them moving with a ball and lots of dancing. Boys just need that. Girls and sit and color all day and do stickers and read. I am just generalizing here but that is the case with my boys. I do have a boy that does read…sometimes too much.

  4. those little naughts are just too cute!!! i would have a really hard time keeping a straight face while dealing with that situation. thank God for the invention of the vacuum cleaner, eh? 🙂

  5. I have lived through that very scenario myself! LOL! But I’m not sure I kept my good natured humor about it the way you did! I think some time-outs were issued!
    Great picture, though. Kodak moment for sure.

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