Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Oh, Didn't you Know?!

I keep telling myself I'm going to sit down and write each day.  I need to use this space like I did after my daughter was born because, along with an excellent therapist, this space helped me sort through a lot of my PPD issues.

And don't you know that having twins AND having had PPD in the past pretty much guarantees that you're going to develop PPD all over again!?

Oh, you didn't know that?

That's probably because you didn't have every single individual around you telling you that for the past 10 months.

I have.

So, yes, just to cover the bases and let you know what my t-shirt is going to say when it's printed here we go:
1. They are not identical
2. They are both girls
3. Yes, they were preemies
4. Yes my hands are full
5. No, they are not my first
6. Yup, 3rd and 4th.
7. Interestingly enough, and not that it's ANY of YOUR business but we are done having kids.
8. I am aware that it's very likely that I'll develop postpartum depression because I've had twins
9. No, I am not nursing but thanks for inquiring about the state of my breasts
10. Yes, I am tired but I've been tired for the past 7 years so, really, adding two babies to the mix didn't really upset the already overturned apple cart.
11.  And, no, you cannot hold them because I'm pretty sure you're hands are filthy because you probably don't wash after you pee.

All of that, of course, will go on the front.  I'm trying to figure out an image for the back....it's either going to be the famous Uncle Sam pose or maybe just the phrase, "Honk if you're horny" to throw people off.

So, yeah, I need to use this space more.  I need to write more.  I need to make an appointment for a therapist.  I need to go for a run.  I need to wash the hair dye from last night's home dye job off my forehead.  I need to find a house to live in that isn't so far out in east bumble that I want to cry everytime I go home.  I need to figure out how exactly we're going to afford 4 kids because right now, we're not.  I need to think about whether or not it really will make sense for me to stay home with my kids next year or if daycare is worth the expense.  I need to use my Groupon for my spa mani/pedi by this Friday or I'm out $45 bucks.  I need to find sweaters for ALL of my kids so that I can haul them down the shore for a day at the beach and to take our Christmas card photo.

There's a lot more I need to do.  And some of those things I want to do, too.  It's not all this big heaping mound of shit on my plate but right now it sometimes feels like it. 

And all I really want is for everything to be drive thru accessible so that I don't have to worry about how exactly I'm going to carry my nonfat latte out of Starbucks while holding two baby carriers.

Because, really, I have my hands full right now and I don't think I needed to print that on a t-shirt for everyone to know it.


Caroline said...

I'm STILL trying to figure out how to afford 4 kids. If I ever find an answer, I'll let you know. ;) {hug}

Kate said...

You are AWESOME and you are doing an awesome job. Also, I vote for the "honk if you're horny" t-shirt.

Maura said...

I was so tired of the "glad it isn't me" comments about my twins that I proposed a twin shirt to my moms of multiples club:

"We're glad it's not you, either.
Bay Area Mothers of Multiples"

I'm the proud mommy to G/G frat. 5 years old. (The light at the end of the tunnel is not a train)

Anonymous said...

I hear you in every sense. Write away!

(LOL, @Maura ... love it)

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