One Couple's Stumblings Through Parenthood and Marriage

Friday, February 10, 2006

A Night of Firsts

Last night marked several milestones in our family's development.

1) For the first time ever, all five of us sat at the table for dinner - together. It wasn't intentional, it just happened, and we loved it. Annie was feeding Julia in one of the girl's highchairs, when it came time for us older people to eat. Kate was sitting in one of the dining room chairs, playing with some toys on the table. I picked up Genna to set her in her highchair, when she said, "No. I want to sit in big chair." I thought about it. Why not? So, Kate and Genna sat in 'big girl chairs' - that is, in the normal table chairs, no trays, just bibs. Julia remained in the highchair. Before we knew it, Annie and I sat down to our turkey chili, and the twins to their macaroni and cheese. It was so fun! The girls talked about going to Mama's house and seeing Belle and the Beast (I love their imaginations). Julia gummed some baby crackers. What a whole new phase of life!

2) As if that wasn't enough, for the first time in their lives, the twins went to bed last night diaperless! We put all of our efforts in getting them potty-trained to the test. What do you know? No messes. My girls are geniuses! They're probably the smartest, most talented 2 1/2 year-olds ever.

Our next goal is to get me to go to bed diaperless. That may take some more training, though.

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