As a mum of four, I have a pretty good idea of the daily juggle of multiple kids. I still vividly remember the days of trying to feed a newborn whilst doing school pickup, with a toddler clinging to my leg like a koala. It was brutal.
And yet when I see mums of twins, I can’t help but stop and stare in awe and wonderment. How on earth do they manage, I often think to myself.
And it seems I'm not the only one.
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So, here are the five things people always say to mums of twins, according to mums who have heard it all.
"You’ve got your hands full, haven’t you?"
Not a question but a statement. Of fact. Cheerfully said by any stranger who manages to make eye contact.
The expected response may be a polite smile and "I sure do!"
But having heard the same thing day in, day out, for what seems forever, what mums of twins really want to say is, "Jeez, I’ve NEVER heard that before".
Of course, the question is most often asked as mums are wrangling twins into car seats or crossing the road with a double pram and an older toddler in tow.