The twins are 18 months old! Let me try to convey just how exciting this is for me without sounding like a terrible mother. Confession time: I don’t really like babies. I mean, I LOVE my babies, but I’m not one of those women who get a sudden urge to have more children every time they see a newborn at the grocery store or on Facebook. Sure, babies are adorable, but they don’t really DO anything… aside from eat, sleep, poop, repeat. And after having TWO babies at once, I’m pretty much over the whole baby phase. I’ve gotten enough newborn snuggles and coos to last me for a lifetime, and enough spit-up and dirty diapers to last two lifetimes. I’m babied out!
This brings me to my general feeling of elation over the twins reaching their 18-month-old milestone. Every day, they look/think/act like little people. They are starting to talk. They feed themselves. They play and dance. They even play with each other. People ask me all the time (without trying to sound insensitive) when having two starts to “pay off.” When do the perks of a two-for-one outweigh the cost and workload? When does it start to get easier? [Read more...]