Boy, do I ever know what you are talking about!!!!!!!
|Originally posted by angie6
This twin thing is getting to me. Most days I love them to death but so many days I think I really pissed someone off to do this to me! Does anyone else feel this way?
Problem #3 - Can not stand if one is sleeping and one is awake. The one that is awake will hit, yell, poke and do whatever to wake the sleeping twin. Why does it bother them so much? You would think they would love the individual attention but it just drives them crazy!
Problem #5 - They never stop getting in to things that they are not suppose to be into. I have had to re-baby proof the house. I have never had to go to these measures before. It is unreal what these two will do. I know they fuel each other but it terrifies me with what the future holds. Does it get better? I am still waiting? Today they climbed into the dryer while I was filling the washer. I also found more crayon marked walls. We are in the process of trying to sell our home and this is very difficult to keep this house in show condition with these two! I could go on forever with this subject.
Just wanted to bounce off ideas and stories! Did other moms that had singletons and then twins find them to be very different then your other children?
My first child was an
and then when we found out we were having twins, well,
. Natalie fuels Duncan and vice versa. Natalie took a permanent marker and colored all over the walls of her room and, just for the heck of it, colored on her belly,
ild all before her two year old check up. I do know she is the instigator on most of the
ideas because Duncan wears his heart on his sleeve and is totally obvious about what he is doing. Natalie took all the batteries out of our junk drawer and hid them under the sofa cushions today. I can't leave them for two seconds (so I can go to the bathroom) before they are moving toys to climb onto things. I've found baby powder all over the floor, diaper rash ointment all over them (they looked like mimes and I was nursing the baby), interesting crayon drawings all over the walls (I'm convinced cave drawings are really toddler drawings from way back)etc., etc., etc..
If Natalie is not home, all Duncan does is sit in the corner and look at his feet (or sunbeams....). If Duncan is gone, Natalie is little Miss Princess
and she gets mad when he is back. When he was in the hospital for three days a couple of weeks back (he had pneumonia, poor thing), she got to go to her grandmother's and grandfather's house. When he got back, it was like Armageddon in the house. Each child, Hunter included, felt he/she had
to have mom and/or dad hold them. Hunter couldn't have Duncan touching Mama and Natalie couldn't stand Duncan touching her.
Some days I feel like I'm just talking to the wall for all the listening they do
. I totally agree about sometimes wondering who I pissed off in a former life. But, then, I get a
and everything is forgiven (mostly). Boy do I like these smiley faces.