Julie Lyles Carr: Twice the Cute, Twice the Whine

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Twice the Cute, Twice the Whine


Here's another thing I've learned about twins.

When they're cute, they're cute.

And when they whine, it's usually together, in tandem, one after the other, often.

Yes. It's been one of those days.

Even after almost twenty-two years of mothering, these tail-end twins still surprise me. It's double, double, double. The giggly, happy days are twice as fun.

And the difficult, whiny days are twice as tough.

And I'm twice the age I was when I started this mothering journey.

With half the patience...and energy.

And I still need to keep some patience in reserve for dealing with the teenagers in my house.

You see how the math plays out.

Back to today.

It began with a throw-down over toothbrushes and toothpaste application. It's wrapping up with a hissy fit over which cup milk has been served in.

Here's the beauty in the thing.

These are the days that absolutely remind me that, no matter how much experience, no matter how many parenting tricks and tips, no matter the number of kids I've babied and raised and bathed and fed, I still need all the help I can get from the Ultimate Parent. I still need all the wisdom the Spirit can provide.

And a nice cup of chamomile tea wouldn't hurt either. Maybe a double, in the whole twin analogy thing....

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