I heard that having twins meant they would be able to entertain eachother. Sign me up then! I was Cole's playmate for many years...it was exhausting.
When the twins were born and I tried them in the same crib, Luke would swat at Kyle as he tried to snuggle in.
Fine, I separated them for sleep purposes. Once they had their own space, they slept...
Lately I have been laying them both down on the playmat. If Kyle is there alone, he is happy, swatting at the toys dangling above him. As soon as I lay Luke down, its...
FUSS FUSS FUSS
Is this resentment from when Kyle tried to snuggle in the crib? Is he holding a grudge?
If Luke is being carried by me, Kyle is cranky. Either I listen to some seriously annoying squeals or I place Kyle in the baby bjorn facing outwards....as though he must look at his brother in the stroller and say
"So there Luke, she is all mine"
It's so bad lately that Tim and Cole have started to refer to me as "the girlfriend"
So today I experimented. Kyle woke up from his nap early and I dashed out with him to Costco while Tim was home and Luke napped.
How easy is toting one child around! (to all my friends who had twins first and want no more...I fully understand why...)
Anyways, Kyle was dreamy, smiling, laughing, chillin in the stroller watching me shop. No fuss. I repeat, not a PEEP.
This is disturbing...while I want my children to need me, love me..worship the ground I walk on...(kidding) I also need space! Nowhere in the contract did it say that twins will not like eachother and play with eachother at ALL TIMES.
I am seriously thinking of a life size cut out of me for the house....unless you have another idea?