Guess who gets to go run errands with Mom and who is staying home?
This was the other day when it was really cold outside. I only have on of those snowsuits, so I'm glad I can usually leave one or both twins at home when I go places!
For years, I hauled all my kids with me almost every time I went anywhere. Especially since I homeschooled. My kids learned to roll with it, and they became good travelers and shoppers. Most of the time I didn't mind packing them around with me. People said, though, "just wait until you have one old enough to babysit! It is such a game changer!"
It was nice when Bean was old enough to tend a little bit, which was around the time that Frog was born. But I still didn't mind taking all the kids with me places.
Until I had twins.
I can't tell you how grateful I have been over the last two years for all my older helpers! If I have to take the twins with me somewhere, I have help getting them in and out of the car. And usually, I don't have to bring both of them with me. In fact, often I don't have to bring either one with me!
I like to take just one of them along though. I like to separate them for a bit and give me a chance to just enjoy one of them on their own and the other a chance to play at home without always having someone their same age right there. Of course that companionship is a blessing of being a twin, but I think sometimes they need a break. I know I do!