Everything about having twins is uncharted territory. Fortunately we weren’t new parents when we found out we were having twins so we had some semblance of an idea of what we were doing. I honestly can’t imagine having twins as my first birth. The thought makes me shudder!
But now we’re about to venture into new territory: potty training. The girls have been following me into the bathroom to “watch you mama?!?!?” for the last several months and are very well aware of the goings on. They know not to leave the bathroom until I’ve washed my hands and they fight over who will flush the toilet for me. When we were at Sesame Place I bought some small stickers to use for a potty chart for them. We have two potty chairs for them. We have the box of pull-ups to make life easier for them.
I am so hesitant to begin though. With potty training comes other issues that quite frankly, I’m not ready to deal with. They still sleep in cribs. Using the bathroom/potty chairs will inevitably lead to needing to sleep in BEDS. Sleeping in beds will lead to no naps. I can’t live with the girls not napping. My sanity (what tiny shreds are left of it anyway) demand that they nap. By lunchtime they, and Drew, have had enough of each other and the silence that naptime brings recharges us all. The thought of it all makes me a bit twitchy.
I’m unsure how this new venture will go. Meg was trained before she was 2, and Drew wasn’t even close to ready until he was just over 3. The girls seem excited about it, as the box of Dora pull-ups sits in the bedroom, waiting to be opened. My approach will be very laid back, as it was with Drew. I wonder though if those with twins have suggestions as to what worked for them, and what didn’t. I’m pretty sure that when the time comes, I’ll be throwing a “my house is diaper free” party though!