A Facebook entry I wrote to my twin club during a evening my twins would not fall asleep
The sooner I accept this stage the easier it will get. Repeat. Repeat. It’s the only thing that seems the most positive, the most realistic, other wise I’ll keep thinking about all the things I don’t get to do and will join in the crying that has been happening every night this week while we try to get them to bed. The sooner I accept that I can’t get everything done that I wanted to do because it’s just the way it is right now, the sooner I’ll feel less anger, less sadness, less frustration.
My twins are 2 1/2 and 2 1/2 means they are more aware of mommy being near and when I’m not. They are more aware that they can fight bed time, changing clothes, what they want to eat, where they want to go. We had it so good. What happen?!
And to think I thought I had enough energy when they were 1 and half. Think again. Clear your calendar. Let whatever is extra go for the time being, these twins need you. And accept its only for the time being. That’s the key I’m learning.
Accept its only for a short time. They will get potty trained. They will get sleep trained. They will learn more and more and more. They will eat more. They will explore more. They will hug more. You’ll love it and it will drive you crazy.
Accept and cherish this stage. Just as you did before and will do during the next stage.
Accept and trust. Your not losing yourself along the way. Your discovering a new you. Accept and smile.
Accept and find at least one thing you are grateful that happen today. Hmm.. got my favorite moment. Sweet, feeling much better.
And go in their one more time, sing their favorite song one more time, and know they will fall asleep. They will. Even when they keep calling for you. And so will you. And just like that they fell asleep.