Two Two-Year-Olds Can Be Too Much

Mothers of multiples deserve gold medals. I had the pleasure of babysitting for a friend recently, and I quickly learned that watching two under two is more than I expected.

I don’t know how any mother with two or more children gets through her day without an energy drink IV drip.

The upside to this day of babysitting was twice the cuteness.

The downside was you have this ratio: two toddlers to one mommy. This is when things get hairy. And slobbery.

I have a few questions I would like to ask mothers of multiples:

What do you do with one kid while trying to buckle the other in the car seat?

It takes five hands to manage one of those contraptions anyway.

How the heck do you do it, balancing one wiggly child on your hip while trying to harness the other?

What do you do when there are simultaneous dirty diapers?

You can take my route and have two half-naked babies running down the hall as you sprint for the changing table yelling, “EVERYONE JUST STAY CALM!”

I think they conspired against me and planned to unload at the same time just to watch me squirm.

What do you do when the children take off in complete opposite directions in the house? It’s like herding cats. Only the siren call of Elmo can bring them back.

Finally: what do you do when one is ready to nap and the other is ready to make screeching noises just for fun?

I will admit that when I looked in the back seat and saw these two sweet babies riding along so peacefully, my uterus skipped a beat.

It was wonderful for CeCe to have a playmate for the day.

But the reality of the situation is this – my next baby won’t be happening until CeCe is at least potty-trained.

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