More Time For Pillow Forts

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Cuddled up in a blanket and pillow fort with one of my sweet boys today reading a book, a scary thought entered my brain…only three more months and I will have two three year-olds. My other baby then burst into the fort singing and grabbed my face to get my attention. I have been fixated on that same thought off and on throughout the day, and I just wish there was a way to get more time.

Twins come with some wonderful perks. From the moment they are born they have an external source of comfort and a best friend to explore the world with. My boys can look at each other and communicate without batting an eyelash. When one is upset or gets hurt, the other one feels it too and usually starts to cry. They are an endlessly fascinating character study, and it is impossible to be bored when they are around.

One of the few downsides is that there are two children at the exact same developmental level, and they both expect attention at the same time. It is impossible to give them the amount of individual attention that they truly deserve. Parental guilt is a very real and powerful thing, and I struggle with it more the older they get. I can only give them so much of myself, and I only hope that it is enough.

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6 thoughts on “More Time For Pillow Forts

  1. I understand completely! Mine are a year apart and I feel torn trying to make sure they each get enough attention. Your boys are lucky to have an amazing mom that cares enough to worry about those things. 🙂

  2. Parental guilt. Ahh, such a lovely thing. I wish I could say it will get better. The fact is any parent worth thier salt has it. For what it’s worth from someone who has made more mistakes than can be listed or even remembered, you are doing a great job. Just remember that we all make mistakes and that the guilt does nothing to make them better. Learning from mistakes is really the only way to grow up. And don’t forget to enjoy every crazy moment.

  3. It’s so easy to look back and pick at our mistakes or short comings, because hind sight is 20/20. All we can do is the best with what we’ve been given. Don’t regret because it won’t change anything. You are doing such an amazing job with two little ones who have personalities and a stubbornness all their own. The fact that you set the technology down and spend quality time with them will show its rewards in the future! You are blessed!

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More Time For Pillow Forts

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Cuddled up in a blanket and pillow fort with one of my sweet boys today reading a book, a scary thought entered my brain…only three more months and I will have two three year-olds. My other baby then burst into the fort singing and grabbed my face to get my attention. I have been fixated on that same thought off and on throughout the day, and I just wish there was a way to get more time.

Twins come with some wonderful perks. From the moment they are born they have an external source of comfort and a best friend to explore the world with. My boys can look at each other and communicate without batting an eyelash. When one is upset or gets hurt, the other one feels it too and usually starts to cry. They are an endlessly fascinating character study, and it is impossible to be bored when they are around.

One of the few downsides is that there are two children at the exact same developmental level, and they both expect attention at the same time. It is impossible to give them the amount of individual attention that they truly deserve. Parental guilt is a very real and powerful thing, and I struggle with it more the older they get. I can only give them so much of myself, and I only hope that it is enough.

6 thoughts on “More Time For Pillow Forts

  1. I understand completely! Mine are a year apart and I feel torn trying to make sure they each get enough attention. Your boys are lucky to have an amazing mom that cares enough to worry about those things. 🙂

  2. Parental guilt. Ahh, such a lovely thing. I wish I could say it will get better. The fact is any parent worth thier salt has it. For what it’s worth from someone who has made more mistakes than can be listed or even remembered, you are doing a great job. Just remember that we all make mistakes and that the guilt does nothing to make them better. Learning from mistakes is really the only way to grow up. And don’t forget to enjoy every crazy moment.

  3. It’s so easy to look back and pick at our mistakes or short comings, because hind sight is 20/20. All we can do is the best with what we’ve been given. Don’t regret because it won’t change anything. You are doing such an amazing job with two little ones who have personalities and a stubbornness all their own. The fact that you set the technology down and spend quality time with them will show its rewards in the future! You are blessed!

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