How is life with two kids? I did an update on how things were going being a mom of two kids at 9 months, so I figured it was time to write how we are doing currently. 14 months in, things are going really well, however, a lot more difficult than they were at 9 months. At 9 months, Zane was only doing a little crawling and was unable to efficiently get from one end of the room to the next. I was able to confine him quite readily and easily shower with him in my room. Hayley was able to play with her toys without her brother “stealing them”.
Now, we are in a whole new ballgame. Zane is officially running. He is into everything. I remember Hayley at this age and remember I can fully workout for an hour while she played in the playroom. With Zane, not so much! He will find the littlest toy that Hayley accidentally brought up and put it in his mouth. He will find a way to escape the gate and start climbing the stairs. He will open the pantry and take everything out. It is not him per say, but I do believe it is a difference in genders. Do you agree? Do you have a boy and a girl- was one sex totally different than the other? I am curious because in my household Zane is a true boy in every which way possible. Hayley is a true girl in every which way possible. Talk about polar opposites!
The past month or two has been challenging. Don’t get me wrong- I love both of my kids dearly but is hard to simultaneously take care of them. I have resorted to letting Hayley watch more television or playing independently while I attend to my little love bug, Zane. I also would love to get past the stage where I am constantly guessing why Zane is getting irritated. With Hayley, I taught her sign language and it readily enabled us to communicate with her. Of course, with Zane being the second child, I have devoted as much time to thoroughly teach Zane sign. I did a few signs but no where near what I did with Hayls. So in turn, I am having a hard time figuring out what he needs. I really can’t wait for him to start talking. I know what you are all probably saying- Count your wishes,lol.
Life is good! I love my kids but it definitely is more difficult than it was at 9 months. However, I know this is temporary and soon Zane will be speaking and learning what “No” means. I just want to go one day where I don’t tell Zane, ” Take your hands out of the toilet.” For those with kids in the 12-24 age group, do you find this age hard?