"How Can You Have Too Many Children? That's Like Saying You Have Too Many Flowers" ~ Mother Teresa

A Peek Into Our Hectic, Crazy & Loving Family of Eleven


Thursday, January 7, 2010

If You Can't Beat 'Em....

Join 'Em...Seriously. My little girls love these babies so dang much it's unreal. I have 2 toddler girls who love dolly's. What are 3 preemie baby girls to them? Yep, real live dolly's. It's wonderful but frustrating. Lilah just wants to sit and kiss them. All.day.long. Annie loves to talk to them. Sing to them. As close to their faces as she can possibly get and sing in a beautifully high pitched voice. All.day.long. And the poor babies are getting to the point where they want to look at people. They want to make eye contact. It's hard to do that when the person's face in on top of yours.

So, on to the point of my title. I've been digging my heels in hard about letting the girls do too much with the babies. It's kind of at a "If you give them an inch they'll take a mile" situation. If we let them do anything other than just a kiss and a hug, they take ownership and try to Mommy them. But the other day, I needed help. I had 3 very hungry babies, and just one mommy to feed them. Then I looked at my oh-so-eager -to-help toddlers and caved. This is what transpired:


  1. I have no idea how you handle triplets; You are amazing.

    And I have to say that I really think your pic is adorable. Your kids are cute!

  2. Awww I bet those two were in HEAVEN! So cute!

  3. Love it! Lucky girls, all around!

  4. that is too cute! you're lucky to have such eager helpers! i should've hired some toddlers when my boys were newborns. ;)

  5. How absolutely precious! I agree with Carrie: lucky girls, all around :)
    (akmoose @ tbw)

  6. Aww-how sweet. So glad you were able to get pictures too-those will be treasured when they are much older.

  7. That is adorable! It looks like they did OK. Hope to see you soon! We're finally well and off for our trio's 4th immunization in 16months. We got behind even on my delayed schedule due to colds. I think of you often!