twin-toddlers

 

I’d like to start by saying that I absolutely love my babies. I was able to get two little munchkins for the price of one – which in my family, is a certifiable blessing. When I take my twins out, they tend to get tons of attention – people being seemingly amused and curiously intrigued by my adorable duo.

They have a built in best friend in one another and they seem to already have a grasp of putting the others needs before their own. They’re awesome, and I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world.

With all of that being said, there are some drawbacks to having twins… More specifically – twin toddlers. They’re on point when it comes to toddler development; and with that comes the occasional outburst and funny mood swings. I get it. But outside of that, there have been some unexpected surprises that no one ever warned me about…

You worry about every little thing… twice as much.

Yesterday I made my husband pull over to the side of the road because I swore I saw a mosquito in the car. Nursing bug bites on one baby is bad enough. Dealing with two is not fun. God forbid one of those blood suckers had that West Nile craziness. Eeek!

They repeat everything at least 17 times… each.

Right now they only know five words: Baby (pronounced ‘bee bee’), juice (pronounced ‘joo’), thank you (pronounced ‘tank-oo’), please (pronounced ‘pees’), and computer (which they pronounce perfectly… Don’t ask).

I’ve come to dread when they see something on TV that matches a word that they know. Say a baby appears on the screen – I’d swear between the two of them they were attempting some sort of Chinese torture technique by pointing and repeating the word baby until you nod and agree emphatically, “YEEES! THAT’S A BABY!” The first five times it’s adorable, and you’re like ‘Aww. My babies are so smart’; But by the 14th or 15th time you’ve about had it.

They’re erratic irrational individuals anyway at that age… Imagine dealing with two.

‘I want to take my pants off!’
‘I want to get inside this box!’
‘I want to climb the bookshelf!’
Toddlers tend to do weird things individually… Together? It’s like a circus.
‘I want to wear your pants!’
‘I want to get inside the box with you!’
‘I want to ride on your back as you climb the bookshelf!’
It’s a madhouse!

The noise level is double the decibels.

Kids at this age make noise. It’s a given. They’re constantly shrieking, giggling, whaling, screaming, hollering, and making about any and every sort of interesting noise they can come up with. I get it. They’re babies. But when there are two, they try and compete, and things are just always… loud.

At the end of the night when the twins have been put to bed, the husband and I have a good laugh at how high the television volume is in comparison to the now silent house.

And the worst one…
As they get bigger, your lap gets smaller.

When they were a few months old I could hold, cuddle, and love on them both at the same time very easily. Now that they’re older, obviously bigger, and are capable of vying for my attention, things get tough when they both want and need to be held at the same time. Sometimes my lap just isn’t big enough…
But somehow, mommy will always find a way. 🙂

 

15 Comments

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  2. October 6, 2013 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    OMG girl, I'm dying. HILARIOUS! Mine are 18 months apart so not twins, but I TOTALLY feel you on the noise level. I'm certifiably deaf by the end of each day.

    • October 6, 2013 at 4:00 pm — Reply

      18 months apart? Girl, you've got twins too! lol! As I was typing this comment, my son walks into the room SCREAMING "Mom!" I'm like, 'I'm RIGHT HERE little dude!" lol. Pure insanity.

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  4. cookiesandclogs
    October 7, 2012 at 4:04 pm — Reply

    Too funny! I know I often look at parents of twins/multiples and think both "how nice" and "I'm so sorry for them" at the same time 😛 More power to you 🙂

    • October 7, 2012 at 4:37 pm — Reply

      lol! It's not so bad I guess. I think because it's all I know. I wouldn't know WHAT to do if I only had one. lol…
      P.S. Thanks for stopping by 😉

      • cookiesandclogs
        October 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm — Reply

        YW – I guess it's the whole 'the grass is greener on the other side' thing. Even the one gets overwhelming for me sometimes 😛

  5. Maggie S.
    September 20, 2012 at 5:29 am — Reply

    My twins are 15. Love these moments. When they are bigger than you, they will still get in your lap, just not at the same time.

    • September 20, 2012 at 5:55 am — Reply

      Ha! Do they? That's nice to know they'll always be my babies. That gives me hope. I'm going to miss these moments when they get older… but I'll welcome the lower noise levels. lol.

      • Maggie S.
        September 20, 2012 at 5:57 am — Reply

        Um, about that…

        • September 20, 2012 at 6:01 am — Reply

          LOL! So it doesn't get any better? Dang. lol.

  6. Michele Burgess
    September 10, 2012 at 8:37 pm — Reply

    LOL girl I am with you on that! My twins will be 1 in October. They have learned to crawl and are now pulling up on everything in site. I swear they plan to get into things together…. one will distract me by getting into something that he is not suppose to while the other one goes for the gold and while I am cleaning up the mess the first one made they are sharing the gold. Too smart for their own good at such a young age! Does yours do this?

    • September 10, 2012 at 8:48 pm — Reply

      Ha! Yes girl, and it only gets worse from there, let me tell you. lol. Cherish every moment that they can't walk now. Don't rush a thing because when those little munchkins start walking… Let's just say that you'll have no need to workout. LMBO!

  7. September 8, 2012 at 8:19 am — Reply

    I can imagine the noise of twin toddlers would be crazy. We have an 11 month old and a part-time 20 month old and they can be noisy enough.

    • September 8, 2012 at 8:45 am — Reply

      Ha! So you understand where I'm coming from. It's crazy right? lol. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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