I Can Do It: I’m a Mom of Twins

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When I poured myself a cup of water from the office water cooler yesterday, I noticed that I’d just emptied the 5-gallon bottle. I jiggled the bottle around to shake out the last of the water, pulled out the empty bottle, and grabbed a new one. I peeled off the sticker sealing its opening and wiped down the lid before hoisting the bottle up and over and into place. I’m short. The water cooler isn’t. I have to lift the water jug well above my waist to get it into place.

As I was hoisting, the glass door in the glass wall banged open.

A man I hadn’t yet met looked concerned. “Do you need help with that?”

“No thanks,” I threw over my shoulder with a smile. “I’m a mom of twins.”

I didn’t even think before I said that, but it’s true. Being a mom of twins has made me strong, physically, mentally and emotionally. I even managed to unload the girls’ Christmas trampoline from the car yesterday on Santa’s behalf. That sturdy box was so heavy that the corner tore off from my tugging, but I still got it hidden before the girls saw.

I’m a mom of twins. There’s nothing I can’t do.

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Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 7-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. She lives with them and their 3 cats in the Austin, TX suburbs and works full time as a business analyst. She retired her personal blog, Double the Fun, when the girls entered elementary school and also blogs at Adoption.com and Multicultural Mothering.

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Sadia (rhymes with Nadia) has been coordinating How Do You Do It? since late 2012. She is the divorced mother of 10-year-old monozygotic twins, M and J. They live in the Austin, TX suburbs, where Sadia works full time in information technology. She contributes to a number of parenting websites and magazines and also runs The Mommy Blogging Guide, where she answers mommy bloggers' technical questions.

6 thoughts on “I Can Do It: I’m a Mom of Twins”

  1. Off topic, but I have to ask – Did you get the girls a big backyard trampoline? I want a trampoline so bad. We got one for Christmas when I was 14 and my brother and sister and I jumped for 8 hours on Christmas Day, stopping only to eat and go to the bathroom. I was so disappointed when my parents moved to a house with a sloped backyard when I was 18 and we had to sell the trampoline. Eric won’t let me get the boys one (he thinks our yard is too small) but I’ll eventually wear him down :)

    1. Yep, a nice big 12-footer. It’s a little big for the yard, but I have to confess that the girls have avoided the yard for the most part and I’m hoping this will tempt them out more… and keep them from bouncing on the couch so much. On the plus side, I can take my time assembling the trampoline during the day, because the girls don’t go into the backyard often enough to see Santa at work.

  2. That’s brilliant! I don’t have twins but I have five kids and I bring that up as and when needed. This made me giggle but it is very very true; my kids have made me nothing short of superwoman haha. #QuickyQuotes xx

    1. It’s just amazing what we find ourselves capable of! Loving your linky, by the way… although you site seems down at the moment.

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