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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Unique Perspectives and a few Ramblings

There are things I love and things I just.... don't.  As a teacher, mother of multiples, and mother of a special needs child - I have a few unique perspectives.  It's getting late and I've decided to list them out..... Let's call it an enlightenment. (make sure you check out all the lists)

Things I love:
First ... always first.... my family. My kids, My husband, My parents (all of them) love: love: love
the rest are in no particular order
Sheetz coffee - 2/3 fat free french vanilla cappichino - 1/3 columbian brew
Peanut M&M's
My Minivan - those of you who are shocked - you have never owned one. I can open almost all doors with a click of a button and haul a jungle gym and 3 kids at the same time (I have pictures)
Pumpkin pie
Fried Deer Heart. Yes. I know. It sounds gross. I actually have only told about 3 people this ... and now all of you
Burger King, McDonalds, and Vinnie's Pizza
The Steelers
Miller Lite and cheep wine
A warm bed in a cold room. (love this!!! about 50 degrees with an electric blanket is my favorite!)
Teaching. I really do love it.

Twin Things that drive me crazy
Let's start with things people say....
 "are they natural?" um... none of your business!
"double trouble"  ..... no - double the fun.
"oh - you have your hands full" .... Ok. Sometimes - when they all poop or want to eat at the same time. Otherwise ... NOPE.  My Mother-in-law was one of like 10 kids. Her mother had her hands full.  Remember those families? My Grandma had 6 kids and the youngest one slept in a dresser drawer for a while.  I have 3 adorable kids.
"Are they Identical?" No. Identical means exactly the same. Boys and Girls cannot be exactly the same. Change a diaper and you will know what I mean. Now, having said that - 1 in like 60 million twins is born with chromosomal DNA that says they are a girl and they look like a boy and they are actually identical, but it is a freakish thing that happens, and it did not happen to my children - nor to any other b/g twins you will meet on the street. 
"Which one do you like better." Ok. no need to even explain this one. Only stupid people ask that one.

Alexander things that drive me crazy....
"How long do you think he will live?" Seriously? Forever. or at east longer than you if you keep talking.
"Why is he so small?" Ok..... so what I want  to say is..... because he has a genetic disorder. Thanks for bringing it up. Any other inappropriate questions you would like to know about him? But what I say is ... "He is just small for his age."
"Why are you trying to feed a newborn baby food?" (got that one the other day) - please refer to answer above
Loads of other intrusive questions about Alexander - again .... refer to answer above :)

Ok. Mostly life does not drive me crazy. Mostly life is filled with things I love. Sometimes things that drive me crazy are thrown in there - so I thought I would share those also. Remember..... all things here were written with a humorous tone.

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