Taking them out/Temperament (2 years-ish)
So, the twins will be 2 soon. I'm looking for some advice from other moms who are at that age with their twins, or have been there.
I was in the store today, and a dad was there with his son, who looked to be a couple months younger than our two. The dad was so casual about letting his son wander free around the store (which is fine, it's a small down, everyone is friendly) but his son........... wow! He walked around calmly, looked at people, didn't touch a THING, and was so well behaved.
Why is it if I took ours into the store like that they would be into EVERYTHING! They are NOT allowed to get into everything at home (they try anyway, but don't get away with it). Does anyone else have to deal with this? It would be so much easier to take them out if they weren't constantly whining or screaming or getting into everything. I feel like people look at them and go "They're so spoiled. You let them do anything they want." when... they're most definitely not spoiled... at least, not to my knowledge! They don't get everything they want. They don't always get what they want when they want it.
Any suggestions or ideas? Books to read? I know this will eventually go away, but I want to make the most of now. It's so frustrating to take them anywhere, even if they're in their stroller, because they scream and cry. I look at other peoples kids and wonder how on EARTH they are so calm all the time! It can't just be their temperament, as much as I like to think "That's just the way they are" I keep thinking it HAS to be a parenting trait, and then I think "What am I doing wrong?" :aak::bawl: