Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Where They Get It From...
My boys, like most boys, LOVE Legos. They have a pretty large collection and play with them just about every day. All sorts of creations can be found from houses to monsters to garbage trucks to race cars, all complete with moving and functioning parts. It doesn't matter how often they clean their room, within a few hours- their floor again looks something like this as they dive once again into their Lego world:
(and this is mild- they just cleaned their room yesterday). There never has been any doubt where they get this from. Just this evening, this is how our living room looked:
Aaron has never outgrown his love for Lego's and he recently started his own Lego project. A clock. A fully functioning, gears and all clock. He is not yet finished, but here is his work in progress:
It is hard to see details but the inside is filled with different gears- all Lego- that will work the clock when it is done. The pendulum is of course, all Lego. It will also have a chain with weights and more bits and pieces as well as the hands of course. It really is pretty cool and he is enjoying the project. You would think that since it is Lego and we have so much of it that it would be a cheap project to do, but not so much. He has already had to order many specialty parts from the internet to be able to do it! It is amazing the number of sites (not just Lego) to order specific pieces!
I often joke that I have 5 children- including Aaron who hasn't outgrown his love for toys- especially Legos. But, ultimately, I love it. I love the he can be a kid and get down on the floor to play with the boys and have a way of relating and bonding with them. I think I'm pretty lucky. That is as long as they get them all picked up and I don't step on any of those pieces tomorrow.....
I love being a mom to my two boys and twin girls. No matter how crazy it gets, I wouldn't change a thing! I believe that chocolate and peanut butter are two of the worlds most perfect foods! (especially when combined!) I truly believe we could end the war in Iraq simply by having the world leaders sit around the table together with some Reese's cups. You just can't help but feel peace with this kind of perfection there!