I hope this doesn't sound awful of me to comment on others parenting, but this has really bothered me all day. This morning I went to meet another twin mom at her house to look at some stuff she wanted to sell. She had 2 playpens set up in front of the TV and said that the kids had just woke up from their nap and were in good moods (so no, it wasn't nap time). She kept them in their playpens litteraly the entire time I was there. I think they pretty much stay in there all day long, in seprate "pens". I asked her a few of the questions I had been wondering about and basically she parents just 100% opposite as I do. I am not going to condem anyone's parenting, but after talking to her I am very worried/anxious/bothered by spreading myself between 2 babies (hers were almost 1). I have never left my kids in a playpen more than just a minute or two, same for other baby contraptions. We just don't do those. I also don't leave them in a room w a TV for a playmate. Am I going to turn into one of those kind of moms? My DH says no, but I am honestly worried about it! : What if I just can't do it? I would have been in the floor playing w/ my kids on a blanket with toys, will I still be able to do this? I also let my kids follow me around all day, I never kept them cooped up in one place and I encouraged interaction between them as much as their ages would allow. I don't know, just someone tell me what it's going to be like and that I can still get the same mothering bond with 2 as I have with my singletons. I guess I am just really afraid I will not have the same bond w/ them b/c there are two of them to bond with at one time. I consider myself really close w/ my girls and enjoy playing with them and watching them play everyday. I cannot imagine not having that same bond w/ my new boys.
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9/5/07 at 8:43pm