A new weapon in the sibling arsenal

With three girls close in age, there are fights. A lot of fights. (Dear God, make them stop.) They fight over toys, dolls, stuffed animals, blankets, food (I swear I give them the same thing at the same time). They fight in typical ways. There’s screaming, yelling, hair pulling, biting, kicking, hitting, spitting, and name calling. We have a new trampoline in the backyard surrounded by a safety net, so it’s like a cage fight in our backyard. They are all equally guilty of instigating the fights and fighting back.  But Penny, has stepped up her game. I think it’s […]

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Table Manners

One of the things I’m most looking forward to as the girls get  older is being able to go to a restaurant without becoming that table. You know the one. Where the kids are screaming and fighting and throwing food and spilling things and you wonder why the parents aren’t controlling their kids better and you hope they’re going to tip their abused waitress a whole lot.  We’re that table. For the most part we don’t go out to eat. On the rare occasions that we do, we choose “family friendly” establishments.  They can easily be identified by readily available […]

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PPPBBBLLLTT!

Penelope is not using a lot of words yet. She says a few things, maybe a dozen words, so I’m not concerned, but I do think she is not saying as many words as her sisters did at the same age. However, she manages to get her point across quite well using non-verbal communication. She is the most free with her laughs and smiles of the three, which is nice. The sound of a baby laughing has to be one of the most joyous noises there is, and our house is filled with baby laughter. With two older sisters, however, […]

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