Monday, August 17, 2009
what's it like now?
I was just reading over some of the posts from when the twins were born.
I could only read like three before it was too much to relive and I had to stop.
Motherhood is hard. I don't care who you are. But anything worth doing is hard. (someone important said that!?)
But mothering four kids under two.
There's not a word for that. I did it, with a TON of help, and I can't even handle going back to read about it.
Maybe it's just too soon?
Somethings haven't changed.
Like the amount of comments, questions and conversations I get while out with the girls.
I would be a very mean famous person. I don't know how they do it. I feel like I can relate a little though because literally everyone still takes notice.
You can't blame them.
When you see four completely adorable little girls walking that close together and probably looking you dead in the eyes, you become powerless to just smile and move on - you are drawn in and have to say something (or that's what it seems like anyway)
It's bad enough just the way we look but now all four girls are in to waving and saying hello to everyone!!!
Ok. Yes, it's fine. I actually want my girls to speak to strangers. With me there, of course and we talk all the time about not going WITH the strangers but one of my pet peeves is kids who don't look adults in the eye or are able to carry on conversations with just about anyone.
We will talk to everyone and look everyone in the eye. Period. People are special. God made them. We will treat them as such.
Now, where was I?
Oh! The incessant comments from the special people that God made.
Most people mean well. Some don't, but it's ok ;-), we can take it, two and a half years worth of comments, every day, later.
I do feel like I need a button on my shirt though that reads:
No, they are not two sets of twins.
Just one set and yes, they are all sisters, all mine.
Yes, all girls, I know, it's crazy.
Yes, my hands are full.
And no matter what you say, I refuse to automatically believe that the teenage years will be awful.
Yes, we know there will be four weddings, we can count.
No, we are not trying for a boy, nor do we feel the need to.
Thankyou, we think they are pretty cute too!
(that'd be a big button but it would cover it for now!)