Park Life – The Ordinary Moments

Having twins is hard work there’s no denying but as I always say having any child is hard so I always try to plough on and take it on the chin but having twins sometimes has its limitations and my capability is pushed to the edge.
We moved house three months before I was due to have the girls and whilst we didn’t move all that far we did lose the ability to pop to the park as at the old house it was literally 500 metres away so yesterday when the husband promised Charlie that he would take him to the park for a kick about with the football as he is football mad lately, I suggested we tag along.

I very very rarely take the girls to the park nowadays purely because it can turn into a bit of a nightmare unless there’s someone else there who hasn’t got their own children as these crazy twins are prone to doing a runner – and not coming back! 

But with the husband next to the park I felt confident and forgot how much they absolutely love playing and how I really hope in the next few months that they start learning to grasp that I’m not stopping them from playing – I’m just trying to look after them so they don’t end up in the road!

She’s off! Daredevil

For identical twins, it’s fascinating to see just how different they are but even more amazingly is how the perception of each is actually very different from the truth.

You see P2 has always been the loudest, craziest and first to do most things (crawling, standing, walking) She is brimming with confidence and if ever there’s a dancing opportunity she’s first on the dance floor entertaining everyone. Whereas her older sister (older by one whole minute!) has always been the calmer, more placid of the two although she has a wicked temper on her as a whole she’s very well behaved and isn’t as chaotic as her little sis.

But at the park again they threw me a curveball as on the older kids equipment there was a little bridge to get to the higher area, it was about 2 metres high and as usual P2 was the first to clamber up with her bravado and excited chattering as P1 took it slow and steady and got there with minimal fuss but when it cans to crossing the bridge – P2 was having none of it. She completely froze and say down refusing to even contemplate during which time P1 has gently stepped round her and flew across this bridge with absolutely no hesitation.
It was fascinating to see as I would have absolutely guaranteed it’d be the opposite way round but as they like to keep me on my toes and whenever I think I have them sussed out they decide to mix it up!

It was lovely to be able to spend an hour at the park with them and whilst I needed the husband a couple of times whilst they went in opposite directions it made me realise I shouldn’t always be put off and as they’re growing up I can do more and need to be braver and not let the stress element outweigh the fun they should be having.

Such a simple morning but all 5 of us came away with a big smile and had lots of fun together.

B xx

Linking up with the lovely Katie at Mummy, Daddy and Me for the Ordinary Moments 

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  1. 5th July 2015 / 7:32 am

    Gosh, you’re amazing. I always think about what life with twins would be like and I have no idea how a parent copes. You must have to have two sets of eyes in the back of your head. Like you say, they will know when they are older that you are protecting them and stripping them from running into the road! Hats off to you lovely lady xx

  2. 5th July 2015 / 1:05 pm

    Hats off to you, I think I would hybernate constantly if I had twin 2 year olds. Sounds like a great trip though, it will get easier soon as they understand more. x

  3. 5th July 2015 / 1:10 pm

    Aw, sounds like it was a lovely trip out. The park is great for everyday fun and play. Glad it gave you a bit more confidence with taking them out too.

  4. 5th July 2015 / 1:10 pm

    I loved reading this, I am really fascinated by identical twins. It’s interesting to see the similarities and differences between my two girls being siblings, and there’s 2 years between them, so I can imagine it’s really interesting to watch them being twins. We love the park too and yes it’s definitely got harder now they can both run off in different directions! Looks like a lovely day though! xx

  5. 5th July 2015 / 4:24 pm

    I am a bit funny about taking the kids to the playground. My girl is fine but the toddler boy runs around crazy on equipment that is so big. But they enjoy it so much. Going tomorrow. Eek. 🙂

  6. 5th July 2015 / 7:01 pm

    Little ones are amazing, just as you think that you have them sussed they switch again and the confusion starts all over again. Glad it was a pretty successful trip though!

  7. 5th July 2015 / 8:17 pm

    Oh what a lovely way to spend the morning. I know what you mean about the running in different directions – with two mobile and one crawling I’ve been very very glad that when they made the baby playground in our village they put a fence around it!!

  8. 6th July 2015 / 1:16 pm

    Aww they are so cute. It must be really hard, one is bad enough when they take off but two must be impossible at times. I hope your new found confidence means you can enjoy the park more x

  9. 6th July 2015 / 6:37 pm

    I know what you mean. Mine have always been runners – as soon as they found their legs they would literally run away from me! Plus, once it was time to go – tantrums!! Not easy. Luckily the park near me was only a little walk away and so we’d go there in the double buggy…and it was always empty. So I never felt under any pressure because they couldn’t get out of the gates, and if they did have a meltdown it was only me to see it!! Lovely photographs and soon you’ll be able to go out much more altogether x

    Jess xxx #theordinarymoments

  10. 7th July 2015 / 6:09 am

    I can only imagine how challenging it is to take twins to the park – heading off in different directions! I had all three of mine close together but at least one was always slightly older. Looks like a lovely morning 🙂