Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lessons I have Learned, Day 3 of watching 5 boys under 5!

  1. Sugar is your enemy, especially in large quantities. LIMIT the kids sugar!!!
  2. BUT sugar in your morning coffee is your best friend. 
  3. Toddler-aged boys eat like teenagers. Bottomless pits, yall. 
  4. Squat with your legs when you clean or pick up the kids. Your back will feel it if you do not.
  5. Playtime is absolutely necessary, especially free running outside playtime. Get those energies out boys!
  6. Everything is more fun and easier with a SONG! ;) 
  7. Stop trying to clean up right behind them all day long. You will go insane. 
  8. Go ahead and pat yourself on the back if you get a load of laundry done or do the dishes. 
  9. Make some rooms off limits, for your sanity. 
  10. Naptime. It is a marvelous thing. 
  11. Try and have some consistency to your schedule, try and teach them things with every little activity you do together. Breakfast time- count the cheerios, playtime- animal sounds and colors, etc. 
  12. Hugs can fix most anything
  13. It is impossible not to smile when 5 little boys are all giggling together 
  14. Give extra attention and love to your own kiddos at the end of the day, even if your touched out and do not want to. They crave the special mommy/son time. 

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