Mommy (and Daddy?) Milestones

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I’ve written numerous times about “Mommy Milestones”…those experiences that mark some kind of turning of the tide…often something I have to work up the courage to do with my twin girls (now 5 1/2).

There were lots of Mommy Milestones when the girls were smaller.  There was the first time I spent the day with the girls by myself, and the first time I took them out of the house by myself…there was the first time I took them to the pediatrician by myself, and the first time I took them to the park, outside the confines of their stroller.

These days, at 5 1/2, my girls are so grown up, and my Mommy Milestones are few and far between.  Sure, there was their first day of Kindergarten a few weeks ago, but I count that more as a family milestone (although I am **terribly** proud of myself for not crying in front of them…that definitely counts for something in my book!).

Today, though, something is happening at our house, some turning of the tide.  I can’t quite decide if it is to be classified as a Mommy Milestone, but like my No [Public] Crying Award for the first day of Kindergarten, there’s gotta be something written down.

Baby A’s first haircut, at just shy of 9 months old!

Since the girls were tiny (and Baby A had freakishly long hair), I’ve taken the girls for their haircuts.  I’ve gotten a trim, and then they’ve each sat in my lap for their turn.

Now, with me working full-time and my baby girls in school, things are changing.  I went last week for a haircut (and glorious alone-time with my hairdresser…that hasn’t happened in YEARS!!!).  Today, Daddy is carrying the girls after school for their haircuts…without me.

Truth be told, I may be a little more nervous for Daddy than for the girls.  I know they’ll do fine.  I don’t know if Hubby has a Milestone tally…but if he does…I imagine he’ll count this one.

I post this today as a reminder to us all to celebrate those little milestones.  You can bet I’ll be enjoying a cookie in honor of today!  😉

What’s your latest milestone?

MandyE is mom to 5 1/2-year old fraternal twin girls.  She blogs about their adventures, and her journey through motherhood, at Twin Trials and Triumphs.

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MandyE is the mother of 4 ½-year old fraternal twin girls, Baby A and Baby B. (And yes, their names actually start with the letters A and B!) She worked in the marketing field for nine years before her girls were born, but these days she’s relishing the opportunity to be a SAHM, which she plans to continue until the girls start kindergarten. MandyE has been blogging at Twin Trials and Triumphs since her girls were a year old. Between her blog and her local Mothers of Multiples group, she considers the multiples community a huge part of her support system.

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