Back when the twiglets were babies, whenever I met a mum with older twins, one of the main questions I’d end up asking was ‘when does having twins get easier?’ Always spoken with a slight undertone of crazed desperation, meaning ‘please tell me it gets f**king easier, please, PLEASE!” 🤣 The other day, as I got the twiglets out of the car and they walked, both sensibly holding my hands, into their playgroup, it suddenly struck me that maybe we were actually there… Has it finally got easier?!
It’s inevitable. As kids grow, they become more and more aware of the world and what’s happening around them. It can be tough to realise that as a parent you’re no longer the sole influence on your children’s lives. So how do you cope when your children start to lose their innocence?
I could actually cry… Yesterday we had a little breakthrough with H. To anyone else, this probably will not seem like a big deal in the slightest. But for us it was kinda huge. I managed to do a short walk (literally two minutes) from the car to a local softplay, and back again after… With no buggy AND NO REINS. And no twins – ha just kidding. To most other parents, even those with twins of a similar age, this is probably just normal. But when your toddler is a runner, it’s a huge deal.
Having twins has been a huge learning curve. I feel like I’ve learned so much in a very short space of time since the twiglets were born! So I just thought I’d share some of the things I didn’t know about having twins, until we had them. Obviously this is just my perspective but I’d be interested to know if others can relate 😁
The other day I started thinking about how as a parent, you just never know when the last time you’ll do something will be. And the fact is that if you have one child or multiples in one go, and you know you’re not having any more, those last times are even more poignant. Every last really is a last. In fact, every first is a last too. All those bittersweet child milestones are even more bittersweet when you’re only on this journey once.