Keira LOVES Mickey Mouse. She is so funny. She found Isaiah's Mickey Mouse that he got at Disney World when he was 4. She carried it around for weeks. So, my mom got both girls their own Mickey Mouse for V-Day. Keira was so excited. She kept saying Mickey Mouse House. Apparently, she likes Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. We don't even watch that very often at home, so she must be watching it at daycare. I love this age. Well...most of the time anyway.
Her tantrums, and the crazy chase the twins around gymnastics last night while they scream and embarrass me, are really not so much fun. And, it was their brother's gymnastics class, not theirs. So, they should not have been running around all crazy like that. They found the water fountain. I was the mom who let them play in it and cleaned up the water off the floor. It was that or have them lay on the floor screaming and crying, or fighting with each other. So, I am sure other moms had a lot to say about me last night. Two of the moms have twins, so they both said that they remember those days. One said it took her back to all of her toddler twins stories and memories. Gotta love other MoMs. They get it!
The funny thing about this is that DD1 and I were watching Mickey mouse clubhouse when I was reading this! She still loves it. She had a big Mickey that DH bought for her when she was a baby and she couldn't leave home or sleep without it. The babes like it, too.
And you have officially sacred the crap out of me. I fears the day they are mobile and out in public.
Well...I don't want to scare you. The reality is that you can only go in one direction and they can move in two. Sometimes you have to prioritize which one you grab first. Who is in the most danger? Who can wait? HA! There really are days when I think the sleepless infant days are better than the toddler mobility days. I highly advise you do not attempt parks by yourself. Also, a stroller at the park is your best friend if you must go by yourself. That way when they don't want to leave and it is time to go, you can throw them in there and strap them in instead of trying to carry two squirmy and angry toddlers. I will admit that we rarely go to the park unless I have another adult who can accompany me, AND their primary objective is the safety of one of my twins. Other moms with kids the same age will not suffice. They must attend to the safety of their children first and your twins will be secondary.
Ah, I heard about this running in two directions thing!
And MoMs understanding ... as I walked into the hospital last week for the breastfeeding support group, this older woman maybe in her 60s walked toward me. She was obviously very involved in her cell phone conversation but she suddenly noticed I was pushing a double stroller and she goes, "Hold on!" to the person on the phone and tells me, "God love ya, my twins are 30 years old and I remember that part. God love ya."
I love that blog. This is so true. Be prepared for this, ALL OF IT! Crappy designs, struggling to find kids, chasing them in different directions, having a heart attack, praying nothing happens to them, and wanting to nap when you get back to the car. Yep, that is the life with more than one kid. I am not sure how to tackle the twinkles and the park this year. Other than, I do employ a nanny and will continue to do so this summer. I need two sets of eyes on the twinkles at all summer fun events like the park and the pool, etc. I cannot keep track of them by myself. I do attempt it sometimes and quickly realize it was a mistake. I want to be all "independent twin mommy." However, life just doesn't work that way for me. 3 kids and 1 mom equals extreme chaos and misery.
Ha! Yeah, at first I thought it was silly that the twins club here manages a list of fully gated playgrounds all around Los Angeles, but it makes sense! We'll be crawling and slightly more mobile this summer ... thank goodness my boyfriend and I are both teachers. Definitely no summer school for us this year. We'll be baby-proofing all summer long.
A: That Blog is so funny, I especially love the diagrams. Only strengthen my fear though!!!!
B: Shelia you're going to think Im such a loser but is the weather out there as nice as it seems. Im so sick of snow, I'm totally going to be a snow bird when I retire ( I know not twin related at all, just had to ask)
I meant to ask you Mel did you put the girls in anything organized when they were babies. I want to put them in swimming but we need two ppl and we have no family here and DH works too much overtime to ensure he'd be there for each lesson. They are too little for gymnastics. Any suggestions?