The Question of the Week over at Multiples and More is:
Ask your readers any question you want.
What is the most annoying comment strangers, and or friends make to you regarding your multiples?
Although I have several that annoy me, the one that lately has me perturbed is:
'I always wanted to have twins'
I mean how do I respond, politely, to this?
This is what I would LOVE to say, if I was brave enough...
Really? You mean you would want to:
endure a high risk pregnancy
be cut open to deliver babies
NOT sleep for an entire year
have countless strangers asking you ridiculous personal questions in the soup aisle
feel like a terrible mother because someone is always crying and there is only one of me
always thinking about who you picked up first last
wondering if you loved on each baby enough for the day
feeling exhausted everysingleday
be left with a post-twin body that will NEVER EVER be the same
Don't get me wrong, I LOVE MY TWINS.
It is not something I would have wished for, or hoped for.
Having multiples is a gift.
A gift from God.
He decided, I was perfect for this job.
And that is how I survive my days.
He only gives us what we can handle.
I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
I tell myself that MANY times a day.
He believes in me, so I should believe in me.
Throughout these chaotic days of streaking babies, poop on the floor, and food splatter on the ceiling; I also have the privilege of getting twice the love.
I get to experience two times the sloppy kisses, two times the hugs, two times the giggles, two times the smiles, two times 'the firsts'. I also have front row seats to witnessing a bond that is like no other.
It is amazing!
So perhaps it is the twice the love that is what the strangers really want when they say, "I always wanted twins"