Locks tame tiny King marauders

By LEE McIVORlmcivor@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

THEIR house is under tight security but it's not because they've been robbed.

The Kings have to lock everything up tight because they have two sets of twins under two and a five-year-old.

Melissa and Pat King definitely have their hands full. 'We have to have everything locked up and safe so we can sit for two minutes without worrying about one of the twins disappearing,' Melissa said.

The couple has their life pretty well organised now.

'Pat gets up at 5.30am to do the bottles and then he's off to work,' Melissa said.

'By 6.30am everyone is up, so we do breakfast which is pretty messy at the moment.

'I put the two littlest twins down to bed for a sleep and then it's a zoom around the house washing and tidying up.

'We have lunch around 12pm and then all the kids are put down for an afternoon sleep.

'That's when I get the chance to get dinner prepared.'' Melissa said she gets dinner cooked beforehand so bathtime is not so stressful.

'As you can imagine getting four babies washed requires great organisational skills,' she laughed.

The youngest twins Tamzyn and Jett turned one a couple of weeks ago.

'They are not walking yet which is good,' Melissa said.

'Paige and Dylan, our first set of twins will be turning two in January.'

The couple's parents take turns visiting and helping out with the workload.

'I don't know how we would have coped without our mums,'' they agreed.

The couple also got help from other quarters.

'Nestle sponsored the supply of formula for 12 months which was a great help and we would like to thank them for their support,' Melissa said.

'As well The Observer gave us a heap of nappies and wipes which we thought was fantastic.'



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