Mom of twins, but I am normal too:
When I am seen with my three year old twins, Harrison and Arya, the typical reaction responses are “wow you must have your hands full” and “how do you do it?” I cannot even tell you the number of times I have been asked how do I do it.
I normally just smile and say yes they keep me busy, or mention that two is my normal so I don’t know a difference.
What I really want to say or sometimes even yell, is “I am a normal mom how do you think I handle it!” Yes I joke around sometimes about my life compared to “singleton moms”, but my life as a first time mom is the same for any first time mom. For me, my two is just as hard and easy as one.
I am a normal mom. I adjusted to newborn life, I struggled breastfeeding, had sleepless nights, changed diapers, learned what cry meant what, soaked in the sweet smiles, felt my heart flutter as their tiny hands would reach for mine. I rejoiced with them at their milestones, and cried when they got shots. I just did that times two.
I am a normal mom. How do I manage? Just like every other mom, my kiddos just happen to be the same age. Yes, there are days I feel like a super mom, but every mom has those days. There may be messes and tantrums times two, but there is also twice the hugs, twice the smiles, and twice those sweet precious moments of hearing them say I love you mommy.