Top 10 Reasons I Love Having Twins

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10. Whenever I have a rough day, I take the boys out and hear, “I don’t know how you do it.”

9. I rarely feel bad about my parenting because there’s usually one happy (control) kid.

8. My husband and I never have to share “the” kid. With two, we get as much kid time as we want.

7. If I can’t decide between two cute outfits, I buy them both.

6. Taking care of one kid feels ridiculously easy.

5. Most behavior (not showering, forgetting to call someone) can be explained by, “I have twins!”

4. “Can you change that poopy diaper? I’m busy with the other kid.”

3. Double the hugs, kisses, and laughter.

Tied for first: Baby A (Alex) and Baby B (Nate)!

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13 thoughts on “Top 10 Reasons I Love Having Twins”

  1. I had a guy last week, as we were walking, who literally did the most brilliant double take, looked like he was about to faint, took off his hat and said, “You have quite the charge. God Bless You.”

    OK, so he was drunk but it still made me feel good. In fact, I get that a lot, mostly from fathers. I’m not sure what that means but strangers are always the ones who make my life seem more interesting. : )

    I always have a happy kid, too … but she’s the same one day in and day out. Proof that they are just born the way they are.

  2. When people came to visit us in the hospital, my husband’s favorite phrase was, “Two babies, no waiting!”. Of course, you could fill in other things too…no sleeping, no showering, no resting, no relaxing….

    Hmm, perhaps I’m not having the best of weeks here?

  3. I think one of my favorite things about having twins is that I could really lower my expectations; “I’m out of the house and my shoes match! It’s a great day! Wheee!”

  4. What a fun blog to stumble upon!! I’ll have to bookmark and come back often. I’ve got boy/girl twins, 4 years old, and two other boys, one older than the twins, and one younger. Love having twins… would do it again in a heartbeat!

    (also, I’m having a giveaway on my blog for a Chicco double stroller… hoping some new mom of twins who needs a stroller will get to win one! Here’s the link:

  5. Love this! Man, on those days when I thought I was the most abyssmal parent ever, those outings and stanger commentary made my day! :)

    Great reminders, Laura! Thanks!

  6. This is great! Perfect pick-me-up list :)

    I “blame” my little sister for the twins – she wished for them because she knew my grandmother would hog “the” baby. LOL

    I suppose I should thank her every day now. *grin*

  7. I just got back from the park and while loading up after our walk, a lady and her mother were trying to adjust the car seat in their car (next to mine) while their baby slept in the stroller. They watched me load up my son (11 months), pull my daughter out of the stroller, put away the diaper bag, collapse the double tandem stroller and load it in the back of the car one handed, still holding my daughter because their open door was blocking mine. I finally stood right next to them for several minutes thinking eventually they’d say, “Oh, sorry, go right ahead”, but they continued on. I’ll also add that their carseat was in the middle of the backseat so they could’ve been leaning in doing whatever they were doing from the other side of the car. Finally, I was able to load up my daughter and we headed home. My point is not to complain (although after a while I was like “c’mon, seriously??”), but to just think of how much we twin mom’s can do all by ourselves! Then, at the end of the day, we get twice the reward!

  8. Nice!

    Yeah, sometimes it really does make me feel like a super-mom. Especially if I’m running an errand at Babies R Us or some other baby-frequented place, and you’ve got both parents and a grandparent fumbling around with their one infant car seat and I’m carrying two wriggly 11-month-olds.

    I also agree with the slightly decreased doubt in my parenting skills, because you really do see that kids just plain react differently to situations and all of that.

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