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Bib-Tacular! - Karen's Musings
Random Rambling

So, last evening, I was hanging out with the triplets before Seth and the J-man got home.  The trio was pretty content, and I had a little work to finish up in the kitchen, so I disappeared just for a minute.  And Sam immediately came to the kitchen and frantically started screaming to be let in.  You see, Sam has a new love.  Though he still loves his precious elephant blankets, there is a a new love in his life  and it... is a broom.

I kid you not. 

It's the weirdest thing ever, but this kid is in LOVE with a broom.  He would sleep with the stupid thing if I would let him.  He carries it with him everywhere.  He gets hysterical when I make him put it down to eat or to go to sleep.  He cries at the kitchen to be let in to get to the broom, and when I let him in, he runs in and makes a beeline for it.  He. Loves. That. Broom.  Loves it. 

So there I am in the kitchen with Sam screaming to be let in for his precious broom.  I relented and let him have the broom and he quieted right down.  I finished what I was doing (really, people, it took me less than 2 minutes), and I realized how quietly the girls were. 

Quiet = bad.  Very bad.  So I peaked out of the kitchen and this is what I found:



Ellie had dumped out my entire bin of 439,587 bibs.  Yes, I have a lot of bibs.  A lot.  Too many, in fact.  Yes, I have now done some weeding of my bib collection, so that the top to the bib bin will now close.  Because I am smart.  But not smart enough to have done this earlier.  Because apparently, I'm not that smart.  Sigh.

Oh but there's more:


Abby joined in the fun, too!  Rest assured, Ellie was definitely the one to have dumped out the bin of bibs, but Abby wasn't going to miss out on the fun!


Sam was SO happy and having such a good time!  (you can't see his beloved broom here in this picture, but trust me, he had it!)

Oh there was so much fun being had!  And they were so cute that I couldn't even really be mad about it.  I mean, they were cute, they were having fun, they weren't making a lot of noise.  I couldn't really clean it up, though, because every time I tried, they just threw more up in the air.  It was clear that this would be an activity that mommy would have to tackle AFTER they went to bed.  Fortunately, bedtime was looming (as you can see by the fact that they were already in PJ's when the bibapalooza began!). 

Here are a few more snapshots of the fun times:


It's an Abby-in-a-Box!  (Maybe she's a cat!)


I think Ellie's just wearing that shirt so that I won't get mad about the bibs... 


Sam and his beloved broom... the least he could do is use it to sweep up the mess!  :)

Shortly after these pictures were taken, I wrestled the broom away from Sam (with much protest from the little man), and whisked everyone away into the nursery for bed time.  Abby is on a sleep striek these days, so she ended up not so much with the sleeping, SIGH, but I did eventually get the bib situation all sorted out and put away about 40 bibs and put the rest in the box with the lid tightly closed so that I won't have to worry about that happening again anytime soon.  Whew!

And that, ladies and gentlemen, is why Mommy can't turn her back on triplets.  Even for a minute! 



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leahmiriam From: leahmiriam Date: February 27th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC) (Link)
Um, they are little people now, hardly babies.

So not ok.

From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know. I did not give them permission to grow up so quickly.
yeishlitikvah From: yeishlitikvah Date: February 27th, 2009 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Awww Sam has a shidduch, Abby thinks she's a cat, and Ellie is a dumper. It's so amazing when you turn around and BAM they each have their own distinct personality.

SO you couldn't engage them in 'clean up' I would have trie singing a clean up song, clapped and cheered when someone put one in the box. but thats the deranged and delusional teacher in me lol
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I tried to make a clean up game out of it. It didn't work. I even sang a clean up song. No dice.
From: cecerose Date: February 27th, 2009 06:19 am (UTC) (Link)
Good things come in threes, that's for sure...

Abby's as cute as a button!

(OK, they're all cute, but that picture of the Abby girl is adorable.)
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Isn't she though?
allah_sulu From: allah_sulu Date: February 27th, 2009 10:49 am (UTC) (Link)
But he and the broom look so cute and happy together!
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I know!
realeez From: realeez Date: February 27th, 2009 12:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love seeing the happy smiles on their faces!!!!
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
They are, thank heavens, extremely happy babies.
hopeness From: hopeness Date: February 27th, 2009 12:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Tee hee hee, great pics. And really? A broom... not so bad. I knew someone whose toddler got attached to a hammer. And not a toy hammer, but a real hammer from Daddy's toolbox.
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
not so bad... but dirty and gross. And he swings it around and I have to worry about the other babies. Fortunately it's one of those "butler brooms" so it's short. I need to get him his own little kid-sized broom so it's not so dirty.
From: atimesif Date: March 4th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

short broom

The pics are precious! BTW, You can take the swiffer and remove the middle two pieces. It's a perfect toddler height!
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: February 27th, 2009 04:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
that is so cute! i love that sam loves a broom! only YOUR child! ;)

what type of organizational thing do you have? it looks like one of those square shelf things from ikea with bins put in?
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
that's just the buffet behind Abby if that's what you're asking about. And the bibs were just in a plastic bin with a lid. But Ellie took the lid off and dumped it.
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: February 27th, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh ok. so it's not like one of these square things:

estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 27th, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Not even remotely.
journeytoernie From: journeytoernie Date: February 27th, 2009 05:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
ok. never mind. i'm always interested in how people organize their stuff
xiphias From: xiphias Date: February 27th, 2009 04:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
As far as "mess-making" goes, a broom and a box of bibs sounds like the least messy mess I've ever heard of kids making.
From: (Anonymous) Date: February 27th, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Definitely not a big messy mess. But it takes a long time to re-fold all those bibs. Ellie's favorite mess to make is emptying out my three drawers full of cloth napkins. Those take a LONG time to re-fold and sometimes I don't bother - I just throw them back in the drawer all messy, but it makes me cringe to do that.
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
whoops, that anonymous comment was me, of course.
real_bethy From: real_bethy Date: February 27th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
What a great post! I love it!
From: estie2972 Date: February 27th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, they're fun.
gnomi From: gnomi Date: February 27th, 2009 05:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heee! Adorable!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: February 27th, 2009 05:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
just you wait.
eyelid From: eyelid Date: February 27th, 2009 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Raphael is in love with the bathroom. open the door and he makes a beeline. It's like baby paradise, I guess.
ichur72 From: ichur72 Date: February 27th, 2009 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Your little mischief-makers are way too cute!

And FWIW, I used to baby-sit a kid who used to beg to play with a mop. And he had a thing for his grandfather's vacuum cleaner. And he would follow the cleaning lady around with a look of slavish adoration because he was entranced by her bucket of supplies. So Sam's in good company with his love of the broom.
From: have_inner_lady Date: February 28th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC) (Link)
I think the REAL reason mommy can't turn her back on the triplets (even for a minute!) is because she will miss the adorable photo opportunities!

How could anyone turn around with such gorgeous, gleeful kids beaming up at them like this?!
glenbarnett From: glenbarnett Date: February 28th, 2009 01:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. So grown up.
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