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the patience, pleasure and pure silliness of life with a baby and a toddler

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Jump it out!

Grandma and Grandpa gave the boys a trampoline for Christmas. I had no idea what an amazing gift I was receiving as well…I call it the “jump it out” tool. It has taken on a very vital role in our day to day lives. I find myself waking up in the morning and running to the window to see if it looks warm enough for some morning jumping.

A typical pre-trampoline day….boys wake up about 6:30am, takes about 3 mins to rally up more energy than I have after 2 coffees and a thermos of mate, Noa starts climbing the cabinets, Felipe starts dumping all the toys from their baskets, breakfast is all over the house, kids and clothes, full-on wrestling match to get both kids dressed, we rush out the door and I have no idea what my hair looks like because I never had a chance to look in the mirror.

A jump it out day….boys wake up and Noa immediately asks if it’s warm enough to jump. Felipe hears the word jump and runs to the back door. The dead bolt is opened once Noa puts his own clothes on and Felipe sits still enough to change his diaper. They they jump it out. All that crazy physical boy energy is released and exhausted. Felipe watches Noa do tricks from the bathroom window while Mommy gets a shower. I move the kids table outside with breakfast and my kitchen stays clean. This same routine is repeated again and again throughout the day whenever things start getting out of control.

Can’t wait for summer when we can mix water and jumping. The perfect combination for child exhaustion!

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I picked up Noa from school today and told him I love Tuesdays because I don’t have to work and we can play all afternoon. Noa responded nonchalantly “my favorite day is Friderdays…why? because people are happy on Fridays and mommy doesn’t work and there’s no school on Saturdays. Friderdays are both days together”. He proceeded to question “mommy why are people happy on Fridays”. My answer being that they are excited the next day is Saturday and they don’t have to work. He responded quite annoyed “WHAT THE HECK. That doesn’t make sense at all. I’m going to erase Fridays from the white board. There will be no more Fridays! Never ever!”