No Twins DisappointmentThere is obviously something about twins. People often ask if our girls are twins, and are clearly disappointed when I say that they aren't. The girls aren't interesting as soon as people find out that they are, "just sisters."
I admit that I've wished for twins. Mainly because having two kids at one time is more efficient if you want a larger family. Mind you, I'm not hoping for twins anymore. Four kids would be fine, five would be a bit much for us.
There was a mom of twins who lived near us. I used to see her on the bus sometimes, and when our second was born she said that she'd rather have twins than singletons close together. I'll admit, an infant and a young toddler was more work than two preschoolers who can pass for twins. Once the kids were old enough to sort of be at the same stage of things we could do more stuff in parallel (same toys, books, food, clothes, bedtime, bath time, friends, etc) that's when things got easier.
Mostly it helps that they are such good friends. The girls have spats, but they go off and play for hours together. It lets me get a lot of stuff done, and it's nice that have each other for companionship. One is so lonely when the other one isn't around.