Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hop on the bitter bus...I'm drivin'

It's not uncommon for people to take notice of my kids in public places. Complete strangers approach us and ask the same 3 questions:

1. "Ohhhh, are they twins??" - yes
2. "Are they identical??" - yes
3. "Aren't you having so much fun??" - seriously?

People are fascinated. I can't tell you how many times I've heard young, childless girls squealing about how they want twins. Really?

Not long ago a friend of mine from college posted a link on Facebook about something very similar. It was an article written by a mom who is continually told...by complete strangers...to cherish every moment with her kids because it goes by so fast. And she, like me, thinks that's crap. Amen.

It doesn't matter how much time goes by, any time I'm asked by someone how old the kids are, which is usually standard question #4, the response is "Ohhh that's such a fun age!".
My response? "You are clearly out of your damn mind"...said on the inside, of course. I don't need to fight anybody in front of the kids, only when they're not looking.

It doesn't make sense. I absolutely love my children, but I can't remember the last "easy" day I had. If I'm not wasting my last breath repeating myself 17 times for them to do their homework, I'm running from the stove to the washing machine to the grocery store and back to the stove. Fun age?? I'm still waiting for the fun age.
10 ain't it, y'all.

So I would like someone...ANYONE...to tell me what the "fun age" for identical twin boys with ADHD and the attitudes of 15 year old girls really is. Cuz I'm still waiting.

And while I wait, I will happily drive the bitter bus filled with unsolicited comments from total strangers. And Megan's riding shotgun because she'll be the first to tell me that there is NO fun age, and she's excited because I plan to will my kids to her when I die from tripping over the remote control helicopter left on the stairs while I'm running from the stove to the washing machine.

1 comment:

  1. I said I would take ONE but I made no promise to keep him for any length of time.

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