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Originally Posted by Intertwined View Post
"I carry twins, what's your super power?!?"
exactly!
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No Twins Disappointment

There 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.
post #83 of 85
This is a little different direction than ya'll have been going with this, but I've had such a hard time with my friends struggling with fertility and telling them that I, who had not been TTC, much less on fertility, was pregnant, and then telling them it was twins. It was so awkward and painful...knowing that they were jealous and rightfully so. Knowing that if I were them I would probably hate me a little...
it makes me sad. My sil came right out and told me she was jealous because they were only able to have one. I felt terrible and didn't know what to say at all....
On the other hand, I feel incredibly jealous of people who have one single angelic baby at a time...
I am overwhelmed with love for our little girls, but sometimes I imagine how much easier it might have been....
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I totally agree about the muscles. It happens gradually but you will still be able to carry them both if necessary, up a flight of stairs at 2 years old. Or better yet, you will probably find yourself wearing one on the front and holding the other twin and Isabella under your arms like footballs as you dash to the car in the rain/snow, depending on where you live.

I can still grab both of my girls and pick them up on each hip (or where my hips used to be) and it is quite a sight! I only wish my other muscles were as strong as my arms have gotten.
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I can still grab both of my girls and pick them up on each hip (or where my hips used to be) and it is quite a sight! I only wish my other muscles were as strong as my arms have gotten.
Same here, all around! My friends are always amazed that I still carry them both sometimes. I tell them I'd rather have the physical pain than the pain from hearing them screeeeeeeeeeeeeam!
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