My girls are 19 months old now. Writing that sentence makes me feel rather uneasy I have to admit but they are and whilst the crazy all night feeding and changing days are (thank god!) a long way behind us, we are facing new challenges – ones I hadn’t quite anticipated so soon.
The girls are becoming incredibly possessive of me and get jealous of the other when sitting on me, reading with me or just generally trying to spend one on one time with me. And it’s so hard.
How do you do it? I know that twins more than anyone know the word SHARE as they’re doing it in the womb from day dot. But I find myself constantly telling them to share or wait. It’s very difficult to have one of your kids scream crying because they want to sit on your lap but their sister has nipped in their first. How do you try to placate them both? They’re too young to understand it all but it’s so difficult having to quickly put them to one side to stop the other one from making a break for the stairs as they’ve both mastered opening the living room door.
As a whole though they do get on. Don’t get me wrong there’s some spectacular ding dongs where I’ve literally had to peel them off each other but for every fight there’s a cuddle. It just feels hard as I don’t want them to perceive anything as favouritism; namely because P2 can be the more adventurous shall we say of the two so I often find myself darting off to catch her whilst the calmer P1 just wanted to sit and look at a book on my lap.
Pearls of wisdom anyone? Please?!