by Briana Kelly
Raising identical twins can be hard at times, but the joys in raising them together far exceed the tough times. There are so many benefits of raising twins and the joy you experience at watching two grow together at the same time is such a blessing.
People think that raising identical twins must be tough, but how easy is it really to just do for one what you are going to do for the other? If you change one diaper, change both of them. If you make breakfast for one, make it for two. If it’s time for one to go to bed, the other goes to bed. Doing things for both at one time is very easy!
If you think you never had time to exercise before, now you have more exercise than you know! If you count the number of times you may run up and downstairs to get twins from naps, to change diapers, to change their clothes or get a bath, it can be more than 50 times a day! When they get old enough to run around and walk, you have the joy of chasing them around the house, playgrounds, and malls. No need for any extra exercise, you get it all in one days’ time with twins. Think about how much of a workout your biceps are going to get carrying around identical twins. The benefits are so many.
With identical twins, you have the joy of getting to know many people. People are so fascinated when they see twins and many will just stop and talk about your children. Senior citizens really do enjoy stopping to chat and see twins. It seems that this brings back some nice memories of when they may have had children or grandchildren. Be proud that you have identical twins and the more people they meet, the more social your children will become.
Another wonderful joy you get to experience with identical twins is that they entertain each other. There is always that instant friend in the house when they want someone to play with and they will become much closer than normal brothers and sisters. Identical twins seem to have a special bond and tend to know what the other may be feeling.
There are several twins groups and communities that you can join when you have twins. It’s such an intimate group of people that can share stories about being pregnant with twins, sharing advice about raising twins, supporting each other through their own life experiences with twins.
But most of all, consider the joy of having all the double love, the double hugs and the double kisses from your twins. It is such a joyous feeling to be carrying twins, delivering twins and to raise twins. The joys of watching them grow and love together is a truly amazing experience.
About the guest author: Briana Kelly has over 5 years experience writing content in the area of child development.. She regularly writes on behalf of Giraffe Preschools that are based in Dublin, Ireland.