I can’t believe how fast the year has flown and the twins 3rd birthday is looming ahead. Another year and another milestone and as more friends and family announce new pregnancies I am reminded again that with the excitement from lead up to birth, and delivery now the hard bit starts. Parenting. Or in my case Parenting Twins.
When people enquire about my children I currently say, “I have two, 2 year olds.” And yes that includes the terrible 2’s times 2. Funny though how personality types start to come into this as it is mostly Moana these past months with the whining and screaming. Perhaps she is showing a more frustrated side? On the other hand Adelaide is usually the one to console her sister and not understand the fuss. My challenge is to stay in control, remain calm and not give in as I try to diffuse the situation. I am probably doing all the things they say a parent should never do but it can be difficult to maintain after constant tantrums.
I think I am working out some of the triggers as it appears the evenings are the difficulty and prone for tantrums. Where daycare works magic, I haven’t been able to get the girls down for daytime naps for a long time so they are naturally tired. Fussy eaters they get hungry after they have rejected what the usual dinner has been offered. Battle of the wills to go to bed and the potty is another common one. Frustration over opening things, putting on clothes and even when I drive the wrong way to where they want to go could be a cue for a tantrum. I am hoping when we move into our new home and the girls will be back into their own bedroom and separate big girl beds that we can be back in to some kind of routine again. Until then Keep Calm and…. whatever comes after that.