The featured blogger this week is Mary of Making Family Life Fun. Mary is the proud MoM of mirror-image twin girls Allison and Michelle, as well as their younger sister Isabelle. If you don’t have a ton of time to read through her blog, you have to at least read this post about the tornado in Joplin.
What is your favorite thing about blogging? An audience! Sometime a sweet comment from a blog follower is just the validation I need some days – that may sound pathetic, but I really do believe in the idea of finding strength in a community.
Were you surprised to find out you were pregnant with twins?
Well, definitely. I’m pretty sure I actually screamed. I had only been married a few months, and everything was happening so fast!
What is the hardest thing about having identical twins?
To answer this question, I’m going to first discard all of those answers that any parent of Multiples would have in common. To me, the hardest part of having identical twins is helping the rest of the world see their individuality. Any parent of identical twins knows that our children are unique no matter how many matching outfits we dress them in. Them being individuals is not the issue – it is being recognized as one.
What’s it like having them in school? Are they in the same or separate classes?
My girls are still in preschool, and for convenience we take them to the same preschool. As they begin kindergarten this year, we have chosen for them to have separate classes. A few years ago I would have told you differently, but it is now clear what is best for our daughters.
What are some of your favorite family activities?
Swimming, swimming, and swimming! (Winter is too long!)
What do you do in your “down time”?
I usually use my down time to do something creative – whether writing, blogging, crafting, or baking. Sometimes I enjoy the creativity of others, by reading or watching a good show.
What question(s) do you have for the other families in our community?
What was the first moment they can remember being happy about having multiples? Not just acceptance, but actual joy!
Be sure to leave your answer to Mary’s questions in the comment section and then head over to Making Family Life Fun to leave some bloggy love.