Sometime I wonder what it would have been to just have ONE baby instead of two. Would it seem like a breeze? My husband and I talk about this every once in a while…we discuss how all we know is twins so we couldn’t even imagine what it would be like with only a singleton.
People I’ve run into over the last couple of years have told me:
“You’re lucky to have twins cause you have two and then you can be done!”
“I always wanted to have twins, it seems like it would be so much fun!”
“My kids aren’t twins but because they’re only x months apart it’s like having twins!”
I don’t know if I can wholeheartedly agree with those statements, sometimes I just have to smile and keep my mouth quiet. Having twins has been crazy, challenging, a blessing, and miraculous.
The plus of having the twin boys is they have each other to play with and interact with. They definitely want mom and dad time but it’s also nice to know they can entertain each other once in a while.
One challenge of having multiples is getting your everyday chores accomplished in an efficient way. Going to the grocery store isn’t just a quick trip anymore. It’s alot of preparation because you want to be prepared if the kids get hungry or grumpy when you’re out and about. I always try to make sure I have an arsenal of snack, sippy cups and toys when I go out with them. One day I’m gonna have a friend video tape me out with the boys so you can see how I do my shopping. It’s a crazy scene but we get the job done.
As the boys grow and become more independent I am amazed at the complexity of who they are, similar looking yet so different in how they approach things. Even though it’s not a simple life anymore each day God is showing me how we have been given two incredible and beautiful gifts that are straight from Him.