I like doing these posts because I see how different each stage is with being a mom of two kids. When I went to read back my life with two kids post from other months, I noticed I said that when they were both 9 months, life was easy. I have now officially changed my mind! I am not saying that it is impossible to raise two kids at all, but at the stage they are at now, life is definitely much harder, to say the least.
Zane at 15 months, starting really developing his personality and the one word I use to describe him is WILD! He is all boy (as my mom says) and he goes everywhere and anywhere his heart desires. I vividly remembering at 15 months, Hayley would sit still for about 20 minutes to watch Yo Gabba Gabba or allow me to actually shower. She was never good when we took her out to restaurants, but at home, she was good. However, Zane gives me the run for my money.
Let me give you some quick facts about Zane so you all know, how crazy he could be. First off, he was officially walking at 11 months and at 11.5 months, he ran and ran full speed ahead. I remember a slow transition with Hayley from walking to running, and I had some time to deal with a very mobile child. However, Zane went from A to B overnight. Along with the running, he learned to climb up and down our 20 stairs around a year old. That is terrifying for me because I like to be there when he climbs the stairs just in case he falls. But alas, he is usually quicker than me and sometimes Hayley needs need for something.
Zane also can undo basically every safety lock in our house. We bought a special lock for our door leading to our garage. Guess what, Zane figured it out! So now, we have a gate that we use in the kitchen to block him from even going near the garage. Along with that, Zane is a huge climber. I see a short transition to a big boy bed in the near future.
He is a wonderful boy, smart and beautiful, but he is definitely a hand full! I think with just him, I could manage easier, but with two, it becomes a lot harder. Hayley is at my favorite age so far-4! She is independent and loves to do imaginative play. However, along with imaginative play, she likes me to interact with her. I love to play with her but alas, when I finally sit down to play, Zane is in trouble somewhere in the house. One time I actually heard quiet when I was sitting down with Hayley, just to find Zane in the kitchen pantry, spilling an entire bag of Rice Krispies on the floor.
It is hard to balance the two at times, but I feel so blessed to have such wonderful children in my life. This post is not to say that Zane is a bad boy, because he is definitely not, but he is at an extremely wild stage. I am sure this is just a stage, or shall I hope so! I have to figure out how to play with them, so each of them is happy. Zane wants my attention to play in his kitchen…Hayley wants my attention playing dolls…Zane wants my attention teaching him his alphabet…Hayley wants my attention reading her books. We will figure it out but this stage where he is almost 19 months and she is 4, is actually quite hard!
So, if you have 2 or more kids, what stage did you find the hardest when dealing with both? I would love to hear your opinions. Even if you have one child, what did you find the hardest age?
Here is a cute picture from the weekend: