I'm not sure what kind of a mother videotapes this kind of thing. I'm hoping you won't hold this against me. Some people find crying babies to be very disconcerting. With twins, it is just part of the soundtrack to my life. And honestly, I don't find it amusing when my kids cry. I want happy babies. But this. I just find this soooo stinkin' amusing! (and a little terrifying).
Bug never took a bottle. She went straight from nursing to a sippy cup. But with the twins, I knew I was going to need the freedom and help of a bottle. So Jay and I introduced bottles early into the routine. Over the months, they have grown so addicted to the bottles, it's a little weird, quite amusing, and downright scary.
Let me set up the clip. This happens daily. It's nearing naptime and the twins are happily playing together. Romping around, babbling to eachother and laughing. A truly happy-go-lucky scene. I get some bottles and start mixing formula. Either Bex or Dee will happen to look up to see what I'm doing and that's when their world starts to come apart at the seams. High drama. Utter devastation. It's bottles. The suspense of "will we get them?" and "will it be soon?" is just too much for their precarious, house-of-cards emotional stability.
I usually come around from the kitchen island to the family room to feed them. They follow me as though life is hanging by a thread. Even if it's paining you, watch til the end. Bex is so distraught, he lays down inches from his bottle, and buries his face in the carpet, unable to carry on in a world so cruel as this one. (Try to keep in mind that they were both laughing like monkeys gone bananas only moments before. And, they both know how to pick up bottles and start drinking from them. They just can't make their brains work in the midst of their complete nervous breakdown.)
Now I'll show you this next clip just so those of you who were made very uncomfortable by that can see that happiness (and quietness) was restored in short order. (And that I'm not some wicked mom of the West just making my babies cry for blogging purposes).