Thursday, May 13, 2010

Twindom

It's been fun having two at once. Even though it's been excruciatingly hard at times, it has been and continues to be a fun ride! It was hard having to feed two babies in the middle of the night, hard having to load two babies into the car, hard having to wheel a big double stroller every where I went (go). Hard lugging 20, then 30 then 40 now 50 lbs around on my hips (FYI, that doesn't happen often any more!)
Hard having to listen to two babies scream bloody murder at the top of their lungs (remember my ear muffs?!), hard having to give two babies a bath and making sure one didn't kill the other by accidental drowning. Extra hard wrestling two babies in church by myself (granted I had help 75% of the time but still), hard having them tag team me in the middle of the night. Hard potty training two at once, hard, hard, hard. Wait, didn't I say it was fun having 2 at once?

It's been fun having 2 at once because it brings me twice the joy. I get twice as many kisses and hugs, twice as many giggles and smiles. 4 arms instead of 2 to squeeze me around the neck. And having 2 at once gave my children an instant play mate. An instant best friend. Someone to play pretend with all day long. Someone to laugh with, to cry with, to protect. They have always had each other. They don't know what it's like to be bored or lonely. What a blessing for them and for me. I don't have to "entertain" them every hour of every day! Oh how I pray that they are always this close!!!


6 comments:

Becky said...

I'm actually a little jealous that I only had one at a time! What a sweet, sweet post. I love you all sooooo much!

Emily said...

During all of the hard stuff with Gabriela, I always think about you and what it must have been like to do it x2. You're the ultimate super-mom in my book! (And you have two of the most adorable kiddos EVER!)

Sam and Nelda said...

You are blessed with a wonderful mind just like your sweet daddy...you think about the whole picture, both sides, in every aspect! Great Post...Beautiful mother and chillins....

Dianne said...

Wonderful post, Little Mama. I can't imagine the hard parts, but, I RELISH the positive side...instant playmates, and, for now, best friends. When I see you in person with the babes, I KNOW God gave you extra measures of grace to fill these shoes you're wearing. Add to that shoe wardrobe photojournalist sharing your days and the twins milestones with your family and friends. I say again, you ROCK!

~sydney~ said...

Had so much fun at the graduation yesterday. Short but sweet. Love!

su said...

So thankful for your wisdom beyond your years