Friday, December 11, 2009

I Heart Twins...and their MOMS!

Yesterday, the kiddos and I spent a great day in Murfreesboro, with lunch at Demo's and a day of play at the Discovery Center. Now, before I get to all of deets from our day I must say I LOVE OTHER TWIN MOMS!!!

After 45 minutes of waiting at Demo's, sitting with two adults at a table for 10 because of our strollers, having other diners get out of their chairs so we could sandwich them to the table, Brandi says to me "I am so sorry." I think she forgot for a second I had a set of twins too! Which she quickly added, "Oh yeah, you are probably the only other person that would not be totally embarrassed by this whole situation." And she is right. Other twin moms just get it, and we dont get embarassed. Twins definitely experience what I refer to as 'twinism', every twin mom knows what I am talkng about!! People, rather they realize it or not, act like we should just stay home. For example, restaurants. I wish you could have seen the look on the hostess' face and other diners when Brandi and I walked in with our two strollers. I guess we took up too much room. So sorry.

And all twin moms have those friends that rather just come to our house to visit than ever dare to go out to lunch with the twins in tow. Gosh, what a hassle it must be for them...because twin moms always ask other moms to take care of our babies while out in public...can you hear my sarcasm??! Or our friends that act like they are saving us from all the hassle of an outing, when really it is they that dont want to be bothered.

And no, twin moms do not want to talk to every single stranger in a public place about so-and-so's uncle had a set of twins, and oh, I am a twin, and I have a granddaughter about their age, and on and on and on. And, no we dont want you to ask us if our twins are natural? What the heck does that mean? Yes, they were sent from Mars and we just love them like any other alien!

Even with all the crazy, twins are the funnest thing since Disney. And I wouldnt trade it for the moon.

But I digress.

Pictures from a day of play at the Discovery Center. They had a room just for kiddos age 0-2. It was so much fun for twins and their mommys!











6 comments:

Machelle said...

First off, LOL! Love the post. Second, I wish we had a place like that here in Tallahassee. I agree, when I go to the store it amazes me how many people talk to me...OH HOW CUTE! Are they twins? How old are they? Seriously, we just want to grab some things and get out of here people! People do look at you at restaurants like "what are you doing here?" But this post made me laugh and just nod my head in agreement.

clodda43 said...

Hi Courtney, I enjoyed reading this post. I better tell you who I am first. I am Addie and Marleys' Grandma. I do have to admit to be a little nervous the first time Brandi and I took all three kids out to eat. But it was a painless experience. Maybe your friends will see this, and get that you NEED to get out of the house. As you know, you just have to pick the right resturant (accommodation for children) and the right time (their slow time). We've taken the kids all to Demos before, and didn't have the experience that you two had. I think you guys should have ask to speak to a manager. My husband still looks at me like I'm crazy when I tell him that Brandi and I had been out to eat with the kids. Your boys are handsome little guys, and I enjoyed the picture of the play date.

nancy said...

it must be the same stuff i get when out with my child in her wheelchair...

OurFamily said...

Had a blast Courtney! I love all the pics! Can't wait for our next adventure out!

Tiffany said...

I love love love this post! My favorite question "are they twins?" Or my favorite comment while out and about "wow, you're brave!"

Elizabeth said...

Love this post. I think every twin mom wants to say the same thing. One of my favorite questions is "Are they identical?" First of all, they are a boy and a girl, second of all they don't look that much alike (Addie is blonde, Coop has brown hair), Coop is much bigger than Addie, etc, etc.