Getting Twins Ready to Start School

Your children starting school is one of the biggest milestones you'll face. For me it was certainly the most emotive, my babies were really growing up. It was the start of a new chapter, the boys being more independent from us, off to make new friends and learn so many new things.  For families with twins, starting school means there may be some extra things to consider.

The Siblings Project {July 18}

 One minute they're best friends, the next they're arguing, pushing and shoving or throwing the other's toys and telling tales on each other. I guess that's just normal for all close siblings that are in each other's pockets almost 24 hours a day. Sometimes it's still difficult for them to share not only things like toys or clothes but also us and our attention. They shout about who was talking first, telling me a story or asking a question, mostly while I'm trying my best to concentrate on driving!

The Guilt of a Preemie Twin Mum

Yesterday I missed something, an event in Ethan's school life that I should have been there for.  He received two certificates at premier assembly and I wasn't there to see him standing up in front of everyone.  I didn't see his face, searching for me in the crowd and smiling and me smiling back so proud.  I know there'll be others and he'll soon forget it but it really upset me. I was over emotional after a long week where I hadn't felt well and was ready for a break, but there was something else behind that guilt. It was a guilt that has been there for six and a half years.

The Siblings Project {May 18}

Whilst totally loving the brighter evenings, it's really giving me a headache at the moment because the boys just won't settle down in the evening until the sun starts to go down. They are driving us crazy and it's exhausting trying to get them to go to sleep before nine o'clock. Going to bed later means that they're tired in the morning, grumpy, have difficulty concentrating and listening when asked to do something, like get ready for school, eat breakfast etc!  It also means that Matteo and I hardly get any time to wind down after all the jobs are done in the house before it's time for bed for us.

The Siblings Project {April 18}

What an amazing month these two have had. My two little travellers!  This month they've spent sixteen days away from home visiting Matteo's parents in Italy and his Sister in Germany. They've had a wonderful time and their Italian has come on loads. It's been tough on us being away from them for so long but knowing that they were happy and safe meant we were less worried about them.  Also knowing that they have always each other makes it easier.

The Siblings Project {March 18}

The last four weeks have been really good apart from a little bit of illness for Oliver. We sailed through half-term and back to school and now time is racing towards Spring and the Easter holidays. This month's photos were taken on the first of March when we had our first ever snow days and school was shut for two days running. We tried to make a snowman but the snow wouldn't stick as it was too cold (-5), it was so powdery and just wasn't wet enough to stick together.