Sunday, February 24, 2008


It is really hard to believe that in only 4 more months the girl's will be 3!

I have no idea where the time has gone, but I do know that by the two of them getting older it's making me sad in a lot of ways. It seems like yesterday they were tiny lifeless babies lying in an issolette, and today they are two little girl's who are so incredibly smart and just so sweet.

One good thing about them getting older is how we can all have a conversation now. I love to just sit and talk with them, listen to their ideas of what we should do next, and to see them using their imagination puts a HUGE smile on my face. They love to play hide and seek and dress-up ALL THE TIME!

They spent the entire afternoon yesterday out with daddy and came home with some really cool freebies they got while they were out at Home Depot of course. Daddy said he has never gotten so much attention before like he did when he was out alone with them.

Guess what he's doing again next weekend?

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Sunday, February 17, 2008


How much our world has evolved over the years? Except one thing......human kindness.

I don't think that there has ever been a time when I have been out with the girl's, that a complete stranger hasn't noticed that I have twins. Some are very nice but most have some type of negative comment to throw my way. Over the past two and a half years I have heard "I don't know how you do it" more times than I can count. Or "I'm glad it's you instead of me" or the famous "double trouble".

When I first started to venture out with the girl's and I would hear these remarks from people I would simply smile and keep walking. Then it became very old to me after awhile. So old that eventually I began to ignore them or I would throw comments back at them.

Here are some of the comments I've heard, and how I handle it now when I hear them.

Strangers comment - "Double trouble"

Me - "No actually double blessing"

Stranger's comment - "Better you than me"

Me - "Yes I'm glad it is me"

Stranger's comment - "God bless you"

Me - "He did actually twice"

Stranger's comment - "Which one do you love more?"

Me - I actually just waked away when I heard that one.

The latest comment that was said to me by a complete and total stranger came recently while I was out enjoying the day with an old friend. I was in the public restroom changing the girl's and a women stopped and asked me how old they were. Here is how the conversation went....

Stranger - "How old are they?"

Me - "Two and a half"

Stranger - "Oh they are are twins"

Me - "yes"

Stranger - "Oh poor you" (with a sad look on her face)

Me - "Poor me? Why poor me?"

Stranger - "Well they are twins that's a lot of work"

Me - "Yes it is but I wouldn't say poor me. More like lucky me"

Stranger - "Well I have a three year old and a 7 month old and they drive me crazy!"

Me - "Oh poor you" (in a not so pleasant voice)

I won't even begin to describe what was really on the tip of my tongue to say to this individual, who for some reason thinks that it is a huge damper in life to have twins. I have to wonder if maybe she see's her own life as being interrupted by her 3 year old and 7 month old so everyone else must feel the same.

I think my life has been very blessed because of my girl's and I wouldn't have it any other way.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008


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