Our twenty-one month old baby boy was so kind this morning to help bring back memories of a morning in the fall two years ago.
One morning our triplets were having a particularly crazy nursery party. Nursery parties occur most every night before they fall asleep and then until we go in and get them in the mornings.
By nursery party I mean they are in their cribs, zipped in crib tents partying together. There is a lot of laughing, jumping, dancing and singing going on. It is always entertaining for us to listen to on the monitor.
This particular morning that I’m writing about there was an exceptionally loud and crazy party going on up there. It should have been a clue to me that the boys’ laughs could be hard much louder than our little girl. I really can’t express the joyful screams and laughs coming through the monitor. I just took it to mean that they are very happy and I had a few more minutes to relax and finish my coffee. In hindsight I would have been better off not finishing my coffee.
I soon found out what my boys thought was so hilarious. Apparently our daughter had given the most hilarious strip tease of her life. She even entertained her brothers my taking her diaper off and proceeded to paint her crib with her poop.
This wasn’t that hilarious to me. Instead of my stomach hurting from laughing to hard like my boys, I was gagging like crazy and trying not to get sick. The worst thing was that my husband was at work. The good thing was that he brought some wine home for me.
Of course being the naïve new mom that I was, I didn’t make any changes to prevent this from happening again. Of course, I did make my point to my little girl that this is something she should never do again, but I did not put any preventive measures in place.
So of course, this happened again. I won’t go into all of the methods I tried to prevent this from continuing to occur. I’m also not going to go into the fact that I waited until my boys copied their sister and took their pajamas and diapers off too before putting counter measures in place with them. Again, this was a big mistake. So after countless times of the three of them taking their pajamas and diapers off in there cribs I found a system that worked to keep their pajamas on.
It took me forever to figure out what to do because they were little Houdinis and would wiggle their way out of everything I rigged up to try and prevent this from happening. This system I came up with is not pretty, but it works.
It is very simple, we began putting their one-piece pajamas on backwards. Like I mentioned, it is not pretty and you do have to twist the feet of the pajamas a certain way to get their little feet into them. We like the brand Carter's for pajamas because they wear really well and the fit works well for this method because they are not snug pajamas.
Our youngest will now be on the taking pajamas and diaper off prevention program.
The pictures below are of our triplets this past New Year's Eve. Please notice that they are partying into 2011 with their pajamas on backwards because we make them do it. We had an official countdown to bring in the New Year with our kids at 7:00 pm. The pictures below were taken right after our countdown ended for the New Year.
On a side note, our daughter later would take the diaper off under her pajamas. We ended up having to put duct tape across her diaper to stop this from happening. She really is a little Houdini.
Triplet Mom Plus One
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