Aren’t they lively? And other euphemisms for naughty

“They’re real characters”
“What bundles of energy”
“The boys are such live wires”
“They are cheeky chaps”
“They have big personalities”
“Aren’t they lively?”

I know what you are really saying! I’m now very down with all the euphemisms for naughty.

Don’t worry you won’t hurt my feeling, I already know my twins can be a bit full on. They often make their presence felt. They can be really loud. They are dirt magnets and live to get messy. Baking and craft are always an experience.

Sam enjoying the baking process!
Sam enjoying the baking process!
Muddy boy
Leo getting muddy in the garden (this started out as water play!)

Their first instinct when they see something new is to break it. The list of things they have trashed is endless – sunglasses, mugs, toys, their car seat, remote controls, my iPhone…………… We have a lock on the outside of our bathroom door as they were always unrolling all the toilet paper and putting things into the sink and toilet.

They have way more energy than I have. They are a tag team and egg each other on to greater heights of chaos. If Sam squishes his hand in his dinner Leo will splat his face into his. If Leo throws a car down the stairs Sam will throw the car park.

While all the other kids were joining in and following the instructions in movement class my boys climbed out of a window. They embody the idea that toddlers are not designed to sit still and be quiet. My husband had to take them out of my daughters Christmas carol concert as they could just not sit still and stay quiet, they accidentally set off someone’s car alarm just outside the school.

The boys were a bit of a shock to me. They are the polar opposite of their older sister was such a calm, reserved character who always stuck close by to me. Leo escaped from soft play and was heading towards the carpark when he was rescued. Sam got out of preschool on his first day and was found in the school playground with the big kids.

I love their enthusiasm and that they really go for it with pretty much everything. They sure know how to stage a spectacular tantrum and can go from calm to screaming in a second. But they also laugh hysterically and jump up and down with excitement too. They do massive full on hugs and kisses.

I am a tiny bit nervous of how they are going to get on when they start school, even though this is not until September 2017 (not that I’m counting). The optimist in me like to think that their natural confidence, their energy and curiosity will serve them well in life. Although I have a sneaking suspicion they might be a bit of a challenge in the classroom.

Watch out world Sam and Leo are coming!

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34 thoughts on “Aren’t they lively? And other euphemisms for naughty

  1. the twins sound very like my triplet boys, they are a bundle of energy and joy but don’t worry about school they will manage just fine when the time comes, though I recommend a trip to the prk come rain or shine after school!

  2. Aww! You’ve also pretty much described my boys in this post so don’t think it’s just your twins! Boys just seem to have endless energy so I can only imagine what it’s like having two the same age like that – at least there are a few years between mine!

    I think they will love school and come back very tired (for the first term at least anyway!)

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    1. I always thought it was just a sterotype that boys were loud and messy but I think it is in my boys DNA.

  3. This is fabulous, I love to imagine your two boys taking on the world together and getting into all sorts of mischief. I think my son will be a bit of a handful into toddlerhood and beyond – thank goodness there just one of him, I don’t think I’d be able to keep up with two!! You must have the patience of a saint πŸ™‚ #kcacols
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  4. They look like they bring a lot of joy, humour and love to your world. They might also bring hard work but those smiles muct be worth it. Lovely post :)#KCACOLS

  5. Oh the image of them both escaping places is hilarious! It will be so lovely to see how all these exploratory, happy, mischievous characteristics will develop into other parts of their personality too. I can see how it could be hard work (‘isn’t he lively’ is something I hear a lot with my son) but they sound completely brilliant – happy and a lot of fun #KCACOLS
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    1. Thank you Lucy – I’m fascinated by how my cheeky monkeys will grow into boys/teenagers (if I’m still sane by then!)

  6. Gosh your boys sound so similar to my son. He’s boisterous, energetic, loud, always running, always jumping , full of character! Naughty sometimes, cheeky and amazing at others. It’s been tough at times but he has learnt some boundaries although nothing like his calmer older sister. 2 children from the same parents couldn’t be more different. #kcacols lifeinthemumslane
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    1. Boisterous! That is another of the descriptions I hear a lot. It’s fascinating isn’t it how siblings can be so different.

  7. Aww, your twins sound like so much fun. Obviously they must feel like hard work sometimes but I love that they are so adventurous and lively (I actually mean lively, not naughty!). They are little cuties as well. I have banned my 2 year old from the bathroom now too..xx #kcacols

  8. They sound exactly the same as Tin Box Tot – exhausting, but if you have the time and the good humour, they are great fun. She starts school in September 2017 too. I think her confidence is going to help her do well #KCACOLS

  9. Thank you Wendy – a 2 year old in the bathroom spells trouble! When they get in there it always goes suspiciously quiet.

    1. They definitely bring a lot of energy to their surroundings – it’s interesting their preschool parents evening coming up I wonder what their take on my boys is.

  10. Awww look how cute and happy your boys are! You have just opened my eyes to all the other words for naughty people tend to use. Hmmm I would never have thought anything of it before lol. Your boys seem to have such lovely personalities from what I have just read. Xx #KCACOLS

    1. They are so cheeky and fun – they do make me laugh so much even if they are a handful to deal with at times!

    1. Thank you – imagine them all together they would be unstoppable. I’m definitely not a saint! I do find I need a bit of time to recharge after having my boys plus their sister full time on my own (while Rolando is working).

  11. Sarah – your boys are awesome πŸ˜€ and you guys are amazing parents! I think everyone at the school gate loves the twins – energy, noise and all – many of us have boys (even if it was only one at a time!) and know first-hand what it can be like. You have our utmost respect and admiration and all 3 of your kids are an absolute credit to you and Rolando. Try not to worry about what other people think or may be inferring by what they say…. the boys are full of life and enthusiasm and LONG may that continue (well, ok, maybe with some breaks so you can sleep or something!!) – they’ll always bring joy with them and that’s a significant gift to have in this life. x

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