I'm sorry for the confusion, but she's not a single mother. Her husband does work long hours, though, so he's not very involved.
I don't know if the twins were preemies, but I recall that she said they were both over seven pounds when they were born, so that would kind of rule that out, no?
T, my friend, is a very gentle mother. She always errs on the side of acceptance and kindness. She really believes that her kids are so crazy and wild because they're twins, and she thinks they egg each other on. She really puts up with a lot, and sometimes their behaviour is downright dangerous!
I think she really does have a problem with discipline. She has a cranky old Samoyed dog that BITES her children, but she can't bear to discipline the dog, so she just lets it go.
I won't go to her house unless the dog is locked up away from the children.
I am still really debating whether or not to bring this up to her. We are going out for coffee later tonight, and I just don't know what to say. I am very anti-punishment with my own children, but the twins leave me gasping with the things they do.