All in MINI STYLE

WHEN YOU THOUGHT YOU WANTED A GIRL

I’m trying to remember back to the exact day. It was very surreal. Finally pregnant and finally a sibling for my little girl. A sister I prayed. I think I said it out loud over and over again so God could hear me loud and clear. “Give my girl a little sister. Please Lord.” How perfect it would be. How enormous a love would transpire amongst my household in a pink fluffy fairytale. Honestly, I thought I had it in the bag. Then the tiny little computer screen showed two babies in my belly, not one, and only a few short weeks later, the doctors would tell me that I have two identical boys arriving in 7 months. BOYS. 


HOW TO POTTY TRAIN WITHOUT XANAX

Most men are potty trained by 30 right?

This is what my best friend told me in an effort to make me laugh instead of cry while I was about to hide in my bedroom amongst the rage I felt on day 8 of potty training my twin boys.

It helped. 

Messages between besties. I like it.

Potty training is tricky. It’s shitty. And I’m kind of over it.

I don't take Xanax. But if I'm being real, it would've been nice. 

However, here’s a very precise breakdown to our potty training victory. What works, what doesn’t. And why patience is the single most important tool in potty training. Oh, and vodka.


LET THEM EAT CINNAMON TOAST CRUNCH FOR DINNER

It’s ok. It will all be ok. I only know this because my sweet neighbors and parents of five told me so. And I listened. Turns out they were right.

We try so hard to follow most of the rules: eat your veggies, eat dinner promptly at 5:30, eat organic, eat more veggies, get in the bath before 7, lights out 7:30. But it’s summer. And yesterday amongst the awful humidity and scathing heat, my daughter went swimming at the neighbors. Well, because swimming with 5 kids is more fun. So the twins and I walked over and sat with the neighbors on the back porch while sissy swam, and it was the usual chaos with the twins. However, about 30 minutes in, my sweet neighbors offered me a glass of wine, the boys started to play with 2 of the 5 kids and suddenly we were there till 7.