My TWOsome

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I flaked on my post last week because my girls recently turned two.  We had their party last Sunday, and it was like Elmo’s World up in here for a day.  Whew!  Glad that is over…

I can hardly believe two years have passed since my girls came into this world.  In truth, most of the first year was a blur.  I often speak of those early days and months, but they mostly seem like a dream to me now — such a dream in fact that I am starting to remember them with fondness.  I am even starting to entertain the idea of having a third child, the mere mention of which would have gotten you booted from my house two years ago.

I am in constant wonderment at how simultaneously fun and utterly frustrating  two 2 year-olds can be.  Amelia, in particular, can go from angel baby to the featured kid on Nanny 911 in under 10 seconds.  And, as quickly as the tantrums come on (and for no apparent reason), they go.  And what’s left is a fun little person with emerging language skills, a quirky sense of humor, and an admirable, albeit unattainable (even with buckets of caffeine) energy level.

Do I think the Twos are Terrible?  Not even close.  Overall, I would say that two totally rocks.  Yes, I am declaring this a mere 5 days into the game.  Is it premature?  Maybe.   But, Amelia and Ella are filled with a such a sense of curiosity and excitement about their world that it’s virtually impossible not to catch some of it.  They think animals are cool people with fur.  They are obsessed with school buses, airplanes, and every other means of major transportation.  They would rather run around outside while it pours cats and dogs than be cooped up in the house.  I told you they rock.

Now that the girls are two, I am starting to feel more like a mom and less like a caretaker.  Don’t get me wrong – at least 60% of my day still consists of wiping butts, picking noses, and feeding on demand (mostly crackers and fruit bars).  But, the other 40% is filled with some pretty fun stuff.

So, Happy 2nd Birthday to my little girls!!  You’ve come a long way, babies:

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5 thoughts on “My TWOsome”

  1. Yep–I think two is fantastic too. And it just gets better for us. My guys are 2.5 this week and they are so much more fun than they were even at 2.

  2. I agree … 2 is much better than 1, 2.5 is another leap … mine turned 3 yesterday … they are so much fun … not perfect, really fun.

    My older daughter just turned 4 and she is a non-stop variety show … can’t wait for the twin entertainment to start.

  3. oooooo….I hope you don’t regret saying that the twos aren’t so terrible the way I did!!!! I was posting comment after comment on blogs that I frequent about how the terrible twos weren’t terrible at all and then we hit 2.75. All bets were off and I ate my words. But all kids are different. Your girls are beautiful. My girlies will be three at the end of this month. And I added a third baby (COMPLETELY UNPLANNED) three months ago and so far it’s been totally do-able. I highly recommend it! Having a singleton after twins has been a breeze. And I don’t think I will EVER forget the sleep deprived hell that was my life when the girls were babies! Good luck and Happy Birthday to your beautiful girls!
    .-= Marnie´s last blog ..baby picture sunday… =-.

  4. Second comment here…

    I was told once that 90% of all tantrums, at this age, last less than 2 minutes … and that they are much more stressful on the mom’s than anyone else (especially when they happen in a public place) … AND they are very likely to occur in a public place if your child figures out that it can become their exit strategy if they don’t want to be there.

    Once I absorbed that, I thought I could weather anything that only lasted two minutes.

    I have found this is indeed true … with 2 of my 3 children.

    Luckily, this stage passes quickly and it is not constant.

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