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It starts like this: Make decision to go outside.

It's not just something you decide to do and then do, it's a process when theres 2-year-olds involved.

These are the steps.
Need sunscreen. Also a bra. Grab sunscreen on way to get bra. Change mind about bra and put on shorts and bikini top instead.

Head to get babies, who are downstairs. Get coffee in paper cup along way. Someone pooped, so grab diaper and the wipes and change baby downstairs. Easier than dragging everyone upstairs. Get halfway up split staircase and realize have left coffee downstairs and the sunscreen upstairs at opposite end of house. Get both, pausing only to blow noise for the fifteenth time that morning. Bess u, says my child. Thank you, child.

Now we are almost ready. Need flipflops and sunscreen. Go outside to discover the other baby has pooped. Cat has also escaped. Get cat back inside, babies also. Instruct baby #1 to stay put while you change sisters diaper.

Go upstairs to changing table, begin removing poop diaper and suddenly realize wipes are downstairs. This is mushy shit too, and be not in the mood to bathe poopy baby if she touches it. Say, stay here and dont move! , then dash into kitchen for wet paper towels.

go back outside. Tell cat to keep his ass inside. Begin putting on shoes and sunscreen. Need to blow nose again. Do sunscreen first. Grab tissues from kitchen. sit outside while babies play with water and douse you occasionally (ie 100 times per 15 minute interval).

Yay, thats going outside or my name aint Mommy.

Date: 2012-07-01 03:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] notodette.livejournal.com
For real. Carlos is always like, "hey, let's run to the pool!" And I'm like, "LET'S NOT UNLESS YOU ARE GOING TO HELP ME."

Going to the pool is this list plus a million more things with twins.

Date: 2012-07-01 03:06 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polychrome-baby.livejournal.com
That sounds about right. For those who told me that parenting twins was close enough to parenting two singletons I pretty much just smile big and ignore it. If they're lucky I don't even roll my eyes. ;)

Date: 2012-07-01 04:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunktank.livejournal.com
Me too. I don't even argue. I have friends with 2 kids close in age, and while it looks really hard, it does not look like having twins. And that is not to say that having twins is HARDER. It is just NOT THE SAME.

One twin mother commented to me the other day about how folks are always telling her that having twins must be SO much harder than having singletons. She modestly said, "but they don't think about the ways it is easier," such as, the twins play with each other and give the other twin attention so mom doesn't have to. This does not resemble my experience in any way. Mine is more like, take everything that you do for your child on a daily basis and then do it again. That's what having twins is like. Mine might play and make each other laugh for like two minutes, but then they are both back to wanting my attention. Undivided! x2!!

Date: 2012-07-01 03:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dunktank.livejournal.com
There are so many steps I didnt include them all, such as take poop diaper straight upstairs to diaper pail, wash hands(x2).

I also refuse outings unless there is equal participation in getting ready.

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