September 4, 2008

If You Can't Beat 'Em...

When Greta took the kids to Lithuania, I thought that they adjusted to the time difference quite nicely. In fact, Lukas slept for almost 16 hours straight. Last Sunday was our big journey home, and the triplets did fabulous during our 18+ hours of travel. We ended up putting the kids to bed at 5:00 Sunday afternoon and they slept until 7:00 the next morning and, as an added bonus, no one pooped their diaper. Things seemed to be going perfectly, until yesterday. The kids are still sleeping fine, but either we are dealing with some jet lag, or demonic possession. All three kids have been throwing tantrums that can only be described as pure evil. They are kicking, biting, screaming, head banging and have caused mommy to believe that noon is way too late in the day to mix up a cocktail. Tonight, when I got home from work, we had to do something. The kids were bored and wanted to play outside even though it was raining. There was no use in fighting them. Here is a little video clip of the action. Needless to say, the trio had a long bath afterwards.
I am still digging through over a thousand pictures and hours of video to put together a movie of the Lithuanian trip.


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to get tap shoes on Gabbie! Counting down the days till I see you all again!

Love Auntie Sarah

Anonymous said...

Gene Kelly would be proud. I love the way the boys get down in the puddles and get wet, while Gabbie splashes with her shoes.
Can't wait to see them tomorrow. GO GREEN!

Hanselman Family said...

Dear Greta,
As my father would say, “Persevere this too shall pass.” As for me, I made good friends with Sam [Adams] when Wendie was little. Gary & I worked opposite shifts so we could save on Child Care. I taught Preschool all day and came home to do the dinner & night-time routine, so I was the Bad Mommy.
I’m dealing with Amie’s new found social life, being a Sophomore. They grow up fast. When all else fails, sit down & do your own screaming & crying. It will make YOU feel better.

Anonymous said...

Wow... the triplets are growing up! I am just amazed at how big they are and all that they are doing--walking, running, talking! It seems like only a short time ago that they were so tiny & fragile... now they have sprouted into full-blown 'kids!' Beautiful, bright & happy kids!