Wellllll. . . in reading your post, I kinda' feel like this:
but I guess this:
would probably be more appreciated right now!
My twins are only slightly older than yours, so I can well-commiserate. They are climbers completely unlike our three older busy babies were!
I dunno, if they are that insistent on tearing their diapes off, are they early potty trainers? My neighbours kids basically trained themselves around 18 months. It certainly isn't unheard of.
Yep, how many pieces of fruit with only one bite taken can a single household contain!? BTDT, still doing that.
And ditto on the WHAM: yesterday one of my little monkeys shook most of a box of oreo crumbs all over the dirty kitchen floor. Barely was that cleaned up and the other had righted a chair - a recent mastery (We lay all kitchen chairs down when not in use to slow their access to the counters). Twin on the counter had dumped a full bowl of sugar onto the counter, several items, and clean dishes drying in the sink. There was probably about 40 grapes squished into the floor in various rooms of the house, thanks to DD#1's less-than-careful efforts to give the twins a snack. . . I don't even remember what happened prior to 5pm yesterday.
I don't want to belittle the sheer exhaustion of needing to be so alert to so many possible messes/accidents/boo-boos etc each day. But I think keeping my attitude in check has been a lot more "bang for the buck" than trying to extreme baby-proof the house. I just work hard to lower my housecleaning standards, remember my boys are bright, busy, healthy and had no pre-term problems etc that are more prevalent in multiples. I just keeping telling myself, "Well if managing a day with these
fantastic little babies is the worst thing I have to deal with. . ." I'm not usually one for sappy sentiments, but this is so true.
Hang in there.