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post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Jess's Mom View Post
Can anyone share some constructive indoor activities for twin toddlers? I need to get better about doing activities with them and don't know how to get started. They eat playdough, and color all over everything, it gets a little frustrating.
That must be so hard with your DH gone all week!

Some things that I do w/my girls indoors include:
- Dancing! Any upbeat music (kids love voices and percussion as a general rule) will do the trick.
- Puzzles for toddlers
- Shape sorting
- Filling up buckets with items
- 'Helping me' whether it is emptying the dishwasher (I direct them to the silverware - spoons and forks), folding laundry (more futile than anything else), putting away groceries (they'll pick things out of the bags if I place the bags on the floor)
- Coloring and finger paints we do while sitting in their booster seats w/trays
- Playing toddler version of hide & seek
- Playing with blankets, sheets & pillows (forts, tents, run under while mama lifts it up, etc.)
- Reading books is a huge hit here
- Riding around on my back like a horse
- Other 'mommy as play gym' activities
- Play in their tupperware cupboard (one cupboard in the kitchen is full of kitchen items that they can play with

And we go outside a lot. We bundle up or put on our raincoats and get out of the house! Today it was probably in the 50s, but the girls were playing in their sand table.

Hope that gives you an idea or two. It's always interesting to hear what other people do for fresh ideas!
post #22 of 29
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Originally Posted by Gena 22 View Post


Every day we're not there I'm thankful. Please babies, stay put and sleep!
Seriously! What happens when they figure it out? And will they drop the big announcement at 3 am?
post #23 of 29
I tried to take them all to the park alone this afternoon. Now, I've done this before, MANY times but not since the babies have gotten to really walking. We were there 10 minutes. Ben went full speed one way, Isabella (their almost-three-year-old sister) went the other, and Claire was drrrrraging along behind me checking everything out. I was like "heeeeeeelp meeeeee". Holy toddlers Batman!

And thankfully esaesa she announced it at nap time and not the middle of the night. She's also now scaling any baby gate that Benjamin hasn't destroyed.

THEY ARE TAKING OVER!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!
post #24 of 29
OP, smiles to you.

This was one of very few posts on MDC that I've ever made my husband read. He just laughed and laughed. Not at all with schadenfreude, but in camaraderie. Today, you. Tomorrow, us. BTDT. . . still doing that.
post #25 of 29
I call it double trouble
post #26 of 29
I'm right there with y'all!! Boy are they a handful. When they are not pushing each other, they are literally fighting over toys while screaming "mine!!!" even though nobody was playing with it two seconds ago. I bless Elmo every day - I need 35 minutes of peace and they are learning to count and sing along, which is great for them too. I have a gate on the kitchen and on the stairs and they just shimmy underneath it, so I keep asking what was the point. They like to use my Tupperware as building blocks, which was cute until they learned to open them and I found beans all over the floor and my chocolate chip container emty with two chocolate grins looking back at me. Sigh. But then there are the times when they go running towards each other and fall down hugging or the squealing laughter as they play together. It all balances out eventually and there is nothing like a bond between twins.
post #27 of 29
For those of you with older children (as in you had two before your twins), do you find that this "double trouble" is any different than having two DC's that are close in age?

A lot of what you describe I'm already experiencing with my DD & DS who are exactly two years apart. Is it worse when they are exactly the same age?

I'm just trying to mental prepare myself. If it's at least similar I know I can cope but I'm going to have to change my mindset if it's worse.
post #28 of 29
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Originally Posted by Valerieg View Post
For those of you with older children (as in you had two before your twins), do you find that this "double trouble" is any different than having two DC's that are close in age?

A lot of what you describe I'm already experiencing with my DD & DS who are exactly two years apart. Is it worse when they are exactly the same age?

I'm just trying to mental prepare myself. If it's at least similar I know I can cope but I'm going to have to change my mindset if it's worse.
For us, yes, it's been way more intense. I think mostly because even at 3, my children could somewhat understand that they had to be gentle and share with their 18 month old sibling. Two 18 month olds? Forgetaboutit. Also, the "into everything" really peaks for us between 18-24 months and having two going at it is really exhausting.
post #29 of 29
Yeah - I have gotten in to a fair number of arguments with other triplet moms about whether infancy or toddlerdom was more difficult. My "dark year" was age 1 to 2 . . . . it almost did me in. I empathize with you more than you will ever know. I think that entire year was just one tantrum/screaming/crying session after another . . . . the crying really got to me.

Hang in there . . . . all I can say is . . . .they will grow!
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