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Old 10-11-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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"you sure do have your hands full"....

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Old 10-11-2008, 01:04 AM
 
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matching snot trails on both shoulders

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"you sure do have your hands full"....
AAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaAAAAAA! (runs away, screaming) Don't say that! Anything but that!

Oh my goodness, you've got me going. Here's my new one: You know you're a twin mom . . . when someone tells you "my, what lovely children" and you want to kiss them - NOT for the compliment but because they did NOT say "my, you have your hands full."



(Not that I don't like compliments. Just saying.)
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If I had $1 for every time I hear about my hands being full, I'd be pretty well off. Sounds like a nice way to make a living.

It bugs me, but I guess people just don't know what to say. And at least that isn't mean, like some weird comments I get.
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Old 10-12-2008, 07:21 AM
 
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... when the baby you were just holding and nursing for that last hour you've been calling by the wrong name!!!

(14mo old and now that their hair is growing out and hiding shape of the face it's confusing at times!)

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This is a kind of sad one, but:

It's like watching a game of tennis in the SCBU whilst they are sleeping

- look at one, look at the other, look at one, look at the other......

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You open the front door with your foot!

Your dog has gained 10 lbs because he is now primarily used as a food vacuum after the kids eat.
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...you pray that you can get the baby you're nursing to sleep before the one next to you starts screaming and wakes the first one up.
amen to that one,, sistah.

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you hear the tin foil and you know you're too late.

Two together can unroll a whole roll across the entire house in a flash! Today it was the tin foil, yesterday the whole. entire. cabinet with every. single. ziplock, baggy, lunch sack. Sigh. But so dang funny at the same time!

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You breathe a deep sigh of relief when you realize that it's JUST ONE baby waking up early from a nap. Lucky you!

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... you think it's no big deal to schlep 45 lbs. of baby around all day.

...You rarely have to unstrap just ONE side of your nursing bra. (if he sees his brother nursing, then he has to, too!)

...you think to yourself sometimes, "what do people with just one baby DO all day?" (not in a mean way, I just think what it must be like sometimes)

...You enjoy the back carry because it means that people usually don't notice you have two until you're already past them. And then you can keep walking and pretend you didn't hear their cutesy comments.
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You let your kids trade shoes and socks, so they are both mismatched equally!

you realize, while trying to yell at kids running toward the street (in different directions), that buying your identical twins the SAME coat was a VERY BAD IDEA!!!!

You should have bought stock in sharpie, both for marking your children as newborns, and later for marking their toys, shoes, clothes, papers, etc.

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when your babies swipe their food off the table, so you put them on the floor to finish! : :

or maybe that's just me.....
Okay, I totally didn't know what you were talking about when you first posted this, but within the last week, our girls have started scooting all over the dining room floor, Hoovering up dropped Cheerios . . . ha!
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You decide to just close the shades and not even BOTHER wearing a shirt, because you'll likely be nursing without stopping all day.

Your stretch marks have stretch marks.

A lot of your most cherished parenting "ideals" have flown out the window.

And to secretly calling mamas of singletons "wuss." I know it's unkind and unhelpful, but I am guilty. After having had high-need newborn twins and a toddler still in diapers and a chronic illness, I am convinced I can do ANYTHING. Climbing Everest can't possibly be as challenging as mothering my babies was... The idea of mamas with triplets or more leaves me wanting to .

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you are so happy that shoes come in pairs... one for each to play with, no tug of war.

you realize that you suddenly need two of everything, dolls, tricycles, etc.

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Okay, I totally didn't know what you were talking about when you first posted this, but within the last week, our girls have started scooting all over the dining room floor, Hoovering up dropped Cheerios . . . ha!
Welcome to the club! We don't need dogs, do we?!!

We call the babies "roombas" - those little robot vacuums that go around by themselves! One is enjoying some crackers from the dining room floor now, as I type! Snacktime is taken care of! See....I knew I'd get a break today!

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You've gotten so entrenched in just having two babies when people gawk at you it takes a few moments to figure out why (or it could just be the other 4 kids hanging all over me that's making them stare).

You can tell which baby and what's wrong in 3 notes or less.
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