Wednesday, 28 August 2013


A funny thing has happened... I appear to be having a baby.

Now, I know what you're thinking: we must be bonkers, right?! too....

Well, I would like you all to know, dear, dear readers, that this has nothing to do with adding to and enriching our family and everything to do with keeping you all entertained with comedic accounts of my (usually fruitless) attempts to breeze through parenthood in an effortless and elegant fashion.

A quick example of the calamities that frequently befall me:

I took the twins to my Mum's at the weekend, which is a couple of hours away in the car. Obviously because I was on my own and it was 28 degrees outside we got stuck in a massive traffic jam. We were stationary for about an hour, during which time the girl did a massive wee all over her carseat (don't ask me why I didn't put nappies on them - I'm pregnant and deranged). So, I stripped her off, put a nappy and dry clothes on her, stripped the boy and put a nappy on him too. By this point the people in the car next to us were openly laughing at these two naked wee chimpanzees jumping around the car. Her carseat was soaked through, and unfortunately the only thing I had to hand was a paper bag. So I sat her on the bag, strapped them both in and off we went. The girl then decides to eat the paper bag (now soaked with urine) and promptly throws up all over herself. Yum. By the time we arrive at Mum's we're all in a right pickle, so the girl gets showered off, changed into another set of dry, clean clothes.... and within 10 minutes falls into the pond. You can't make this stuff up!

I bet you can't wait to see what happens when I try to cope with 3...


  1. Wow, congratulations! I'm currently expecting twins next month (my first children) and I'm wondering how I'm going to cope with just two! But from what I can gather you just get on with it, which is what I'm sure you will do too. It will be interesting to see how you feel that looking after one baby is compared to two at once!

  2. Hi Mrs R! I just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying reading it - I hope you manage to carry on writing - its great to hear the experiences of other twin mums, especially ones with a good sense of humour!

  3. Just found your blog - have to say, you sound just like me (though I'm more a Cabernet Sauvignon kinda girl). Oh, and I had child number 1 as a solo effort, then came 2 & 3 together.

    They do say that going from 2 to 3 children is like going from a Saturday job to a full time job (not that I know - I went from 1, which, looking back on it was ridiculously easy, to 3), but I'm sure you'll do marvelously. You will, I'm sure, revel in the fact you can carry your newborn around and STILL DRINK YOUR TEA. You know, that kind of stuff other non-twin mums don't even think about, let alone think is a big deal.

    Hopefully you will enjoy the chaos that will ensue :)