It is true what they say about twins holding a special bond, or connection one could say. However, there are a lot of things they don’t tell you. Being a twin is more common now then it was when I was growing up. My brother and I were considered a special rarity, two for the price of one. Being a mom brings its own challenges as it is, and there is a reason moms are called superwoman. Being the mom of multiples should have its own kind of name. Something more along the lines of a cartoon that was around when I was younger called “Go Go Gadget,” that was my mom. I don’t know how she did it, but her and my dad did a great job!
When I had my son everyone, including our pediatrician, warned me about the witching hour. That glorious time of day where your newborn is fussy and it is nearly impossible to console, let alone get anything done because you are wearing holes in the hallway or doing squats while singing. Really, doing whatever it takes to keep your baby from crying, counting the minutes until your husband gets home and takes over while you cook dinner. As the witching hour phase passed we entered a new phase, the phase no one warned me about! For me, it was a much less enjoyable stage - the one where my husband and I were both back to work… and someone still had to make dinner.
As any parent knows, getting children to discuss their day in a meaningful way can be tough. After a long day of school, most kids just want to relax when they get home. You, however, are eager to hear all about their day and the interesting experiences they’ve had. So, how can you get and keep the conversation going?
Most of us can’t wait to be a mom and experience all the wonderful things that come with it, but what we don’t think about is all the challenges that come with this amazing role. As a younger mom, I had my first little one at age 25 and I thought “I’m young, I can do this,” but what I came to find out very quickly was that I needed help and I needed help in a lot of ways.