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Oh twin toddlers.
Something no “What to Expect” book could ever prepare you for.
I figured the newborn stage had to be the hardest. Right? Wrong.
My twin toddlers throw me for a new curveball each and everyday. They are insane.
I’d love to sugar coat it for you, but that’s not what I’m here for. I’m not one to tell you it’s easier than it really is.
I’m here to tell you the absolute truth.
And that is, toddler twins are effing hard.
I don’t want to scare you. But it’s just the truth.
More often than not, there are nights where I’m crying making dinner. Because I’ve just HAD it beyond had it. Between the yelling, the fighting, and the constant battle over mom, it’s just hard.
Here are a few realities of toddler twins:
Oh, the things I would do for a quiet day at home. I am not sure why twins are SO loud but damn. It’s like they’re always trying to outdo each other, so the louder it gets.
They Egg Each Other On
It starts with the volume, then makes its way to destroying the house. For some reason, twin toddlers have to be up high, destroying everything in their paths. And it’s not just at home, they egg each other on with everything. With crying, with fighting naps. Not to mention who can throw the biggest fit inside of Target. I’ll pray for you now, mama.
Tantrums are INSANE
Speaking of tantrums, they’re wild. My friends with singletons are amazed by the level of tantrum my twins can throw. It all comes back to trying to out do each other. Constantly. Tantrums are loud and intense, and over absolutely anything. I give the wrong twin the wrong yogurt; instant meltdown.
Now when I give the wrong twin the wrong thing, comes the fights. Or, the wind blows the wrong way and the fights happen. Basically anything leads to a twin fight and they, like everything else in twin world, are intense. Their special bond leads to especially crazy fights and I don’t want to know what their fights look like when they get older.
They Team Up
Now, they don’t always fight. They do team up for evil. Like pushing chairs to countertops to grab sips of moms coffee, or God forbid the scissors left up there. Or team up to fight off bedtime. Essentially, they’re always in it for evil.
Punishments are Hard
With all that naughtiness, comes punishments. And with twin toddlers, they’re just flat out hard. Either they both are in trouble, and you have to figure out how to punish them separately for the same thing, or only one is in trouble and then you have one left out wondering where the other one is or disturbing the punishment. It’s just complicated all the way around.
Potty Training is a Disaster
I have yet to actually be successful at this. But so far, potty training is a mess. You’re either giving way too much attention to one if you decided to potty train one at a time, or losing your absolute mind if you do both at the same time. I haven’t figured it out yet.
Toddler twins are just a mess.
And to think I’m only in year two. I do not want to know what year three has in store for me! I have a feeling it doesn’t get much better, but that they just get better at their twin chaos!
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