Friday, March 6, 2009

Time With Ty

Last night at the triplet moms dinner the topic of spending one on one time with our kids came up. The conversation intrigued me, especially when I heard moms of some "older" kids (2 and 3 year olds) talking about how excited their kids get when it's their "day".

The only one on one time I've spent with any of the boys was to take them to the doctor. That's not exactly a fun memory making event! After last night's discussions I decided to take action, so this morning after we made a family trip to Sam's Club I moved a car seat into the Neon and took Tyler grocery shopping with me!


The little man did great considering I dragged him to 4 different stores. I had hoped to take a picture of the two of us before we came home, but by the time we got back to the car after store number 4 he'd had quite enough. Lesson learned: if you want a cute picture do it at the beginning of the trip!

Not only did I enjoy spending time trying to make just Ty laugh but I so enjoyed the comments we got! Typically when out with the boys I hear things like: "are they triplets?", "wow, they look a lot alike", "aww they're so cute!", "where did you get that wagon" and my favorite "are they close in age?". Today I heard comments about how pretty Tyler's eyes are and what a cute smile he has! I loved hearing people compliment Ty on such simple little things rather than the focus being his tripletness. I can't wait to do one on one time with Chase and Jackson!

Jackson Update: Speaking of Jackson, here's an update on the little man. I took him to the doctor yesterday afternoon and the mystery of why he looked so terrible was finally solved. He has a sinus infection. The doctor said that's rare in a kid his age. But wait, there's more! The sinus infection also caused an eye infection. His right eye is all puffy and constantly tearing up. AND he has an ear infection... in both ears. Poor guy! He's on a 10 day stint of amoxicillan now and should be perking up by tomorrow! Hopefully we'll all be healthy by next weekend. Thanks for the prayers!

12 comments:

Rachael said...

i love the one on one trips with my children, it is such a wonderful experience. one i wish i could have more often. sounds like you two had a great time!

Mark and Julie said...

Ok, this is totally off the subject and I hope I don't offend, but I just wanted to point out that it looks like you need to move Ty's straps up one slot if he's forward facing....

Your boys are adorable though, I can only imagine the fun you have with 3 boys :)!

Helen said...

No offense taken! My boys are actually still all rear-facing so the straps are in the proper place :)

Our Daily Attitude Log said...

I love one on one as well. We get to see that one's personality as an individual and not competing. We try to do it once weekly. We also take turns, 3 nights per week, we go get 1 of ours and have joint family time in the bed, watching tv, reading, or just cuddling. Their faces light up whenever they realize it is just us and not the other 2.

Renee

brossettelewis said...

He is adorable all by himself. I love the one on one time and the person-specific compliments they get. Sometimes that's gotta be with the doctor... I guess you take it where you can get it.

Oh, PS: We hit $220 today. We're so going to beat you in March of Dimes donations. :)

breckholladay said...

I fondly remember my one on one times with each of you. We are all different and need to connect in different ways. What a great discovery for you guys. Enjoy

Brenda said...

LMBO, of course you take the picture before a trip - silly Mama :) That's so awesome about the solo time though with Tyler!

Zoie said...

I'm glad Jackson will be feeling better. I got my prize, thanks. Diaper shopping here we come.

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

That's something I need to remember with my own children. They love to have Mama all to themselves!
Soooo glad you've got meds for Jackson. That's a lot of stuff going on in one little guy's head, poor guy!

McTriplet Mommy said...

THE BEST advice I've ever received!

And we still don't do a lot of one-on-one things... but for example, today is Lorne's day. He will get to pick the movie we watch, choose where he wants to sit on the couch, pass out the napkins before dinner, brush his teeth first... the list goes on. We do nearly EVERYTHING around here according to who's day it is and it works out great! :)

How did Daddy do with the "twins"? :)

Take care, miss you last night! I had a conference call at 8 - darn work!

kara

Laney said...

I'm glad you had so much fun! I LOVE one on one time!

Melinda said...

My son had a sinus infection last week and he looked awful too. Twice in 2 weeks, I thought he had pink eye because of how red his eyes were and the bags underneath- they even sent him home from school thinking it was pinkeye, even though he was on antibiotics. Hope Jackson feels (and looks) better soon.

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