Jan 9, 2008

Caught!

I gotta leave the room sometime, otherwise the food on the kitchen floor dries to a hard, flat, colorful spot (this spot is covering more surface area everyday) and I'm getting a little tired of my little helpers pushing chairs up to the sink to do dishes (they knock each other down and eat dish soap). Not to mention the broom fights; yes, they love their brooms, but the big broom and swifter are too good to resist and I think Tsega could do the floors all day long if Bereket and Sira would allow him (translation, not bite his hands to let go). And every now and then somebody out there calls me (Miss Popularity, ha!) and I can't hear anybody on the phone; lots of "yeah", "ho-ho!", "mmm-hmmm"s coming from my end, because truth is, I can't hear you and get tired of saying "WHAT?".

I almost got a kiddie corral ages ago, but I don't think they would have stood for that. Anyway, our entire living & dining rooms are closed off from the rest of the house and there's nothing in there that can hurt them (except each other), but they are finding more ways to hurt the house. Like all the scratches, dents, and scuffs on the wood floor (oh, that hurts!). And the trim they tore off the couch and one chair. And the furniture rearranging; they seem to prefer the couch and chairs in the middle of the room. And the chair tipping which at times turns to chair rolling.


And why did I leave the laundry just sitting there within arms reach? So they can play dress up, of course. This also explains the big t-shirt on Sira in the above photo. Even boys love dress up (awwww!).


And then there's the climbing into the VCR cabinet.


Back to dress up. I caught them on a very short video playing with laundry, but poor Bereket added a dampening crying sound-effect to the video; I assure you his sadness was trivial, either because Tsega took the clothes he wanted to dress up in or because I wouldn't give him my camera. But any crying is a little heart breaking to a mama's ears, is it not?

11 comments:

LISA said...

CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!

strivin' said...

oh wow. they are beautiful.

Christina said...

When did Sira and Bereket grow HAIR?!

Eric & Tara said...

You officialy have the most entertaining blog EVER!

Dawn said...

I am laughing and thanking the adoption stars that our referral was a single (we were open to twins). I am tired with just one, I am amazed at your ability to keep up with 3. They are absolutely adorable.

Malia'sMama said...

I find Tsega and MalĂ­a resemble each other a lot- I think I've mentioned that before :) As for the house- EEEK- you are one patient Mama and Papa- dear God, rolling chairs? I'd be a basket case, I think! LOL They will definitely grow to be free spirits! LOVE the flower power rug btw!!

Jen and Dan said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you and the boys for the laugh. I love the wayward laundry basket in the background and the laundry spewed about on the floor and boys. Excellent!

Oh Cindy, too precious and very entertaining for those of us who are just getting brief glimpses into your life! : )

Chatter said...

You must be such a patient, chill mamma. I envy that quality. I'd be too anal to have laundry thrown all about. I love it Cindy!! They are too cute and your days must be soooo very interesting and busy. Thanks for the glimpse.

Lori's Light Extemporanea said...

I know you're way too busy and blessed to care about a blog award, but I gave you one over at my blog. Happy new year!

Mama Papaya said...

Toddler energy is amazing. I wish I could bottle it.

Lovin' the dress up boys. Imagination rocks.

Craig & Cindy said...

Hi!

I'm Cindy. My husband Craig and I are adopting from Ethiopia too. I have to say, I LOVE your blog. Your triplets are the cutest thing ever!!! So fun!

http://ethiopiatreasurehunt.blogspot.com