IRISH TWINS MOM'S LUNCH WITH THE PICKY EATER
Tales From The Princess
“No, I don’t want it like this!”
This was Lily at lunch today crying, because I apparently didn’t make her brown bread (pumpernickel bread) with sugar butter (whipped butter with cinnamon) and peanut butter sandwich the way Nannie makes for her.
She stood there crying with her little hands in the air to tell me the sugar butter and peanut butter needed to up.
I actually had to ask my mom what she was talking about. Apparently, my mom puts it on for her so that it isn’t spread, but in clumps, because Lily likes to actually see the two on the bread.
Not going to lie though as Lily was trying her best to explain, she was crying tears of frustration. And I was laughing so hard, I was crying at the absurdity of it all.
Yes, Lily the picky eater strikes again! Probably sounds awful to the outside party reading this, especially if you don't have kids or not a mother.
Lily In A Quieter Moment
But here is the thing, no matter what time of day it is here at my home, we have crazy moments that will make us laugh, cry, scream or even want to pull your hair right out of your head. As crazy as it sounds, I have gotten attune to moments like the above being the mom to two small girls, who are only 16 months apart.
My Irish Twins Having Their Own Fun in The Back of Dad's Just Washed Jeep in Our Driveway
Many say being the mom of twins is insane. I am not denying that it is or taking anything away from twin moms, but will admit having what they call Irish twins (my mother-in-law coined this term even before I had kids having had her own set of Irish twins with my husband being the younger of the two) has been anything short of the lunacy and yet I don't think I would have it any other way now.
It is what it is and not only do I deep down live for being the mom of Irish Twins, I embrace it daily. Times like I described above are the norm for me, define me and even go as far as making me feel like I am a part of an unwritten special club with all the other Irish Twin moms.
By the way, someone told me a while back when I referred to my girls as Irish Twins that my girls aren't true Irish twins, because Irish Twins are really those born in the same calendar year (being 12 months apart), but I know only one other person that had her kids exactly 12 months apart in real life and not sure that many others (possibly Tori Spelling) have had kids 12 months or less apart.
Seriously, if you have then you deserve a medal or at least a little hug! (Sorry couldn't help, but quote Russel Brand from his Saving Sara Marshall role).
Irish Twins mom or not, I would settle for a little hug daily for all the craziness I do endure even at lunchtime. But still want to thank Menopausal Mother for allowing me to share my Wacky World with you today.
Janine is a certified professional middle school math teacher, who became a
stay at home mom after having her second daughter. Born and raised in NYC. She is now a WAHM blogging at Confessions of A Mommyaholic, as well as running her own graphic design company at J9 Designs with two beautiful, zany, energetic daughters, husband, all while trying (key word) to keep it all in perspective to keep the days and nights, too a little bit brighter.