Saturday, March 20, 2010

The Dinner Show

The other night the boys flipped Amelia's princess tent upside down and sat inside with their bedtime bottles. As you can see, it turned into a major gigglefest.

Clearly the bottle has become entertainment now. Which is fine, because at 18 months we'll be done with the bottles for good. We're down to one bottle shortly before bedtime, and I can't even begin to count how many bottles we've assembled, filled, and washed in those 18 months. And I even nursed for the first six months, though not exclusively, but it still helped cut down on bottles.

I do remember that in the early days we fed seven times a day. We had 21 bottles so we could get through a 24-hour period without washing, though we never went that long without running the dishwasher with a top rack full of bottles. As soon as the boys turned one, I did away with all bottles except this last one before bedtime. I was so tired of dealing with bottles! Getting down to just three bottles -- total -- in a day was really a dream.

We've hung onto this bottle because it usually keeps the boys quiet (or at least entertained!) long enough for us to have supper.

I'm sure they will find new ways to entertain themselves and us once the bottles are gone for good.
© Trippin' Mama 2010


Angela said...

Ahhhh! That is adorable! I really think that is the sweetest sound this side of heaven! We're beginning to hear our trio crack each other up and it is precious!

We do one bottle still at bedtime. I think I need to be thinking ahead to their 19month birthday and cutting it out. I guess that for one of them I'm so afraid she'll be waking up if we stop. Maybe a sippy during book time would help. Yikes! More change! And it means they're getting bigger!

Your boys are adorable! Loved the video! One of my faves!

Anonymous said...

I love it! My son is the same age as your boys and he sure gets a kick out of their videos! As does his mom! Thank you!

Natalie C.