Thank you so much for your post!! it brought tears to my eyes!
Tell me what is good about having twins - Page 3
The twins are a light in our lives!! I love having twins, though I never would have guessed it before having them. It's hard to know what to expect because of all the negativity we encouter in day-to-day casual conversation with strangers. The fact of the matter is... most people only know what they've heard. We are a lucky groups of moms to be having this experience. I love running into other twin moms who are positive with what they are experiencing. We all handle stress and situations differently, so no one can tell you how you will handle twins, and it is hard, but isn't that what also makes is so rewarding?!
I love their connection. They are now toddlers, giggling at each others jokes, head butting each other for fun, holding hands, calling to the other from downstairs, feeding each other, sharing toys (and stealing), and generally always playing the same thing. They chase each other until they are laughing so hard they fall over. I love having TWO toddler personalities in our home.
They draw attention from other people. Not my favorite, but a new opportunity I am learning to take advantage of. I want others to know that I love being a mom. I love my kids, and they are not a burden. They are not double trouble, they do not make me crazy. They have brought so much happiness into the lives of our whole family.
I am so excited for your experience. Soon, you'll be able to post 100 billion things you have LOVED about having twins!
I love having our b/g twins, but there were a couple of years where I was bitter because I felt I was disadvantaged from those my age who had just one and were enjoying/savoring their time with their babies/toddlers - well at least more than me. That said, they are 4.5 now and many parents near me seem to be craving for their kids to play with other kids. Well, you know what? Mine have built in playmates :). Yep, if they play with others great, if not, that's fine too. I've seen drama with kids and parents (who get involved in kid fights - we're talking pretty young kids here) I get the advantage of distancing myself from it or not feeling like I NEED to join in to socialize my kids. It's a great feeling! We also got the "two for one and we're done" special here.