Caring For Two

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Raising two boys sounds like I hit the jackpot. Most people would consider me the queen of the household because even our pup is male.

But that’s far from the truth.

In our home, we don’t treat anyone of our members as royalty. The truth is, we just treat each other with respect.  No one gets more privileges over the other. It’s all about working as a team.

I will admit that there are times I ask our firstborn to watch over our little one, but not for more than two minutes. After all, he’s still learning himself.

Being Patient
Caring for two little ones requires a lot of patience. Since eliminating naps from our three-year-old son’s day, we’ve had to learn how to juggle their different schedules.

With one sleeping in the afternoon and the other playing, it can make things difficult to get things done. I always ask my parents how they were able to raise four without losing it.

On most days, the boys are fun to be around. Then there are moments I have to separate the two because well, they’re siblings. They’re going to drive each other nuts.

Oh, and we can’t forget driving their mom insane as well. I think it’s their favorite game to play when they know I’m trying to get things done.

 

Chris always looks up to his big brother. ❤️ #TIANandTIAN

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Keeping Them Busy
One of the ways we keep our firstborn busy while his baby brother naps is through arts and crafts. Sebastian loves drawing with chalk, painting things, playing with his toy cars — pretty much anything that includes a mess.

Yesterday's "bro time" #TIANandTIAN

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Although seeing the amount of mess that these two create can get overwhelming, it’s worth it once they go down for bedtime.

I will admit that these days house chores are the last thing on my mind. A successful day means the kids were bathed, fed and shown lots of love. Getting the house chores done won’t bring the kids the same satisfaction as getting my full attention.

My house will never be perfect, but my kids will always know that I love them.

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18 Comments

  1. Hey Sharonoox

    October 25, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    I’m a mom myself and I can relate. It’s so nice to have other older sibling to look after the younger ones. You shared a beautiful photos of their closed bonds. This is so precious! Embrace this special moment 🙂

  2. Nina

    October 25, 2016 at 5:05 PM

    This is a beautiful post. I wish people would live by these principles and show family, friends, and strangers with kindness and respect. Such a wonderful post!

  3. Mihaela Echols

    October 25, 2016 at 7:09 PM

    Thats funny when I think of two boys I think of a busy house!
    And your right your house may never be perfect but its way more important that they know you love them.

  4. Tasheena @ SimplyTasheena.com

    October 25, 2016 at 8:20 PM

    Wonderful tips. The kiddos are so adorable. My favorite is “My house will never be perfect, but my kids will always know that I love them.” Love this!!

  5. Amber Myers

    October 25, 2016 at 9:37 PM

    Yes, I always try to be patient. I also have two kids. Some days are louder than others.

  6. Teresa Kunberger

    October 25, 2016 at 10:06 PM

    I have two girls and about to give birth to my first son. I am super excited. This post is one of a kind tho. I am sure they see you as the queen 😉

  7. Crystal Gard

    October 25, 2016 at 10:20 PM

    I enjoyed reading this. It so true a house may not be perfect but your boys are taken care which is the most important,

  8. Cait Weingartner

    October 26, 2016 at 1:21 AM

    Your boys are adorable and this post shows that your priorities are in the right place! House chores will always be there, but little ones don’t stay that way for long.

  9. Elizabeth O.

    October 26, 2016 at 2:38 AM

    It’s not easy raising two kids! I should know, I have twins. I’ve heard that boys have more energy in them though. I’m glad that you’re enjoying all of this, motherhood can be tough but it’s worth it.

  10. Glenda

    October 26, 2016 at 8:59 PM

    Being a mother is hard. Especially when you are raising a toddler and a baby. I have 3 kids but they are older now… It is hard when they are young but it gets harder when they become teenagers.

    1. Fatima Torres

      October 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      It’s all about giving them the life we wish we had growing up 🙂

  11. Glenda

    October 26, 2016 at 9:01 PM

    I forget to mention that your babies are so adorable <3

    1. Fatima Torres

      October 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM

      Thank you 🙂 <3

  12. Carol Cassara

    October 26, 2016 at 9:44 PM

    I’m glad everything is working out despite the challenging days. It’s all going to be worth it without a doubt! You’re an awesome mom and keep doing what you do.

    1. Fatima Torres

      October 27, 2016 at 4:09 PM

      Thank you for the kind words, Carol! 🙂

  13. Dogvills

    October 27, 2016 at 12:39 AM

    I’m so relate. I try all my best as I can for a long patience with my two boys.

  14. Erin @ Stay at Home Yogi

    October 27, 2016 at 12:38 PM

    I have two boys as well and I wouldn’t change it for the world! <3

  15. Lisa Rios

    October 27, 2016 at 10:12 PM

    I am a mom of two girls and we do just treat each other with respect and show care equally. When it comes to kids, patience is the first thing that you need a lot and it is quiet adorable when the elder one takes care of the younger!

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