Has anyone played the video game The Sims? For those who haven’t, the game goes like this: you create an avatar, then go through the paces of living its life. You must find a job, advance your career, raise a family, build/expand/redecorate your house, all while meeting your own everyday needs like going to the restroom, having fun, and keeping the house clean. And it is pretty difficult to keep your avatar happy. Neglect your baby and it will be taken away, neglect your friends and you will no longer have a relationship with them. If you don’t learn how to cook or buy cheap furniture, you will be miserable. There isn’t a particular objective, but players of the game know it’s nevertheless strangely addictive to play out “life” on a screen.
Dealing with two babies and a toddler is like playing a hyper version of The Sims. Time one thing wrong and you end up throwing your arms in the air yelling incoherently or falling asleep on your living room floor. No need to play video games, just get yourself a set of twins! Not exciting enough for you? Throw in a toddler too. Then you’ll really be having fun! I’m not sure about the addictive part though.
I bet in a few years I’ll look back and wonder how I did it. But while I’m doing it, UGH! it’s hard .
lunchldyd is mom to an almost 3 yr old daughter and 3 month old b/g twins in Los Angeles, trying to take it one day at a time.