Having twins is challenging… you have double the amount of chores to deal with, twice as many clothes to buy, extortionate childcare costs and your attention is always divided. But I wouldn’t want it any other way.
I’m not sure what I’d do with a singleton. Surely they’d get bored if they didn’t have another toddler on hand to play with, kick, bite and push around (oh sorry, that’s just mine)? And my two work together so beautifully, the best example being at mealtimes. T1 eats meat, T2 eats bread, so they take their little sandwich triangles, dismantle them and swap the bits they don’t want for the bits they do. Same with hard-boiled egg, one will take the yolk while the other only eats the white. Perfect opposites.
I love how they fight and then make up with an over enthusiastic dribbly kiss and cuddle, how they steal each others matchbox car with the sole intention of making the other twin give chase and how they help each other onto the table to get the biscuits by allowing their sibling to climb up their back. Watching the pair of them playing hidey-boo from behind the curtain and hearing their hysterical giggles echo around the house makes me realise that having one baby may be half the work, but I’m sure it’s not this much fun. Twins rock.
I love this. I hope my singleton has a sibling to play with in the same way. Twins are a very special blessing xx
They certainly are a blessing. People used to say horrible things to me when I was pregnant about how hard it was going to be and it really scared me. It is hard. But it’s also the most awesome experience ever. I’m sure you’ll have another and they’ll be just as naughty together as my two. xx
Misha- The Bling Buoy says
Oh this is so true. I also remember people seeing my newborn twins and saying it would get easier when they were 5. Really? Every child is special, but the experiences you have with twins, from the moment you realise there are two lumps instead of one, are unique, incredible and I will treasure them all (if I can remember them… it’s all a bit of a blur 😉 ). What a lovely post. And thank you so much for linking up! xo
Thanks for your original post too! People tend to think of twins as a package, but it’s amazing to see how different they are as they grow. It definitely goes to show it’s down to nature, not nurture, how they turn out. x