Thursday, October 10, 2013

Theme Thursday: Double

My better half and I have some great advice for all of you parents out there whose children are going and growing up on you (wait--how did that happen?), leaving your nicely feathered nest (the nerve!), getting married (a joy, to be sure), and having children of their own (the gold at the end of the rainbow, I tell you).  Here it is: when you have your first grandchild...have twins!  Why have a single when a double is so much more fun for everyone?  (And by everyone, I mean the grandparents...because we've seen what taking care of infant twins round the clock looks like, and believe me, it's not for the faint of heart.  It's the best possible way to break into the grandparenthood club, but not quite as easy for a set of first-time parents.)

I realize you can't order just exactly what you want, but twins truly are the very best way to start out, especially when Papa and Grammy have been missing having babies around the house as much as my husband and I had been by the time Bonny Babe and Cutie Pie arrived on the scene just over two years ago.  We both admit that it would have been well nigh impossible to wait our turns if there'd only been one little bundle of joy to hold and cuddle, one little soft head to sniff.  We might have behaved like a pair of nap-deprived toddlers, yelling, "Mine, mine, mine!"  But we each had a baby to hold, a baby who looked so much like her identical counterpart that it was as if we were seeing double.

Now, these two look-alikes have a seven-month-old baby sister, Little Gal, and our cup runneth over.  As we look forward to the wedding of our #3 son in December, we can't help but think of all the other angels that will be added to our String of Pearls in the coming years (no pressure, kids).

But no doubt about it: we were doubly blessed, right out of the gate.

Now head on over to Cari's and you'll really be seeing double.

11 comments:

  1. So amazing to be able to watch identicals grow up, and what a beautiful picture as well!

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  2. You're so right! Everybody fought over John Paul when he was born, but when the twins were born there was enough baby for everyone! I wouldn't want to have to learn to parent for the first time with twins, though :P

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  3. So adorable! Love that picture! And no worries... not feeling the pressure ;)

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  4. This is a lovely picture. And now that my own twins have reached 2 years old, I think twins are mostly lovely, too. Mostly.

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  5. Nice that you get to do the girl thing as a grandparent. Boys are fun, but I am sure girls are too. It's a whole new ballgame for you this round. :)

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  6. AW! I wanna be a grandma! My dad was a twin, and I always wanted twins...but ah, no. I never thought about grandbaby twins...so nice!

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  7. Oh how fun! I always thought it would be neat to have twins, but now that I have 7, the thought of twins is scary. My husband's family has twins on both sides of the family.
    Big Family Small Farm

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  8. I love this picture!! And can't wait to be a grandma!

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  9. Oh that's so sweet - wouldn't mind if my mother "ordered up a set"....so long as she retires to help :)

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