Confession: I’ve never had my 15 month old girls involved in any “organized groups.” No weekly play groups, no Kindermusik, no multiple clubs. Don’t get me wrong- they’re well socialized- we get together with friends all the time, have play dates, run errands, they attend “bible class” on Sundays, play at the park, at the mall, they accompany me when I’m volunteering… etc… But I think my problem is, I have this silly fear of “organized groups” since I’ve had my twins! It feels overwhelming. For example, a specific play group in my town meets at a Play Place that does not allow strollers inside… well, dang it. My girls aren’t walking yet, I can only carry 40 lbs for so long, and they certainly can’t crawl from the parking lot inside! Overly dramatic, I know.. (Can you imagine though?! ha ha!) Just thinking about these situations makes me feel… all out of control or something.
But I’ve taken the leap, ladies, and I’m VERY excited (and wishing I did it sooner): I’ve joined my local Parents of Multiples group! It’s amazing to have communities of other MoMs like here at HDYDI. I also have a couple friends of friends that have twins that don’t even live in my town that I email back and forth. But to be honest, I don’t really have any friends with multiples that live by me that I get together with. I’m looking forward to building friendships with other moms that are in the same boat as me. And… make me feel like I’m not crazy like I sometimes feel! ha! I’m so glad I finally did it and really can’t believe I didn’t sooner.
Are you a part of your local Moms of Multiples Group? What have you enjoyed about it? I think support of other MoMs is so important. If you haven’t joined, you should! If I can, you can!
Amy is a former elementary school teacher, now stay at home mom to 15 month old g/g twins, Reese and Riley. She resides in the great state of Texas (yee haw!), has recently become obsessed with Starbucks Carmel Brulee Lattes (you should try one!), tries to find humor in life with twins, and is overwhelmed with how she has been blessed. Read more at Beyond Normalcy: Life With Twins.
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