Sunday, January 25, 2009

Why Multiples are Easier then Singletons

This post and the one before it were not written by me. I found them on MySpace I beleive it was. I enjoyed them and after finding them saved on my computer awhile ago decided that I would share them with y'all since there are many that read my blog (at least I hope there are people reading this) that have multiples. SO I hope that you can find some truth in these posts and hopefully a few laughs.

Why Multiples are Easier then Singletons

When you have multiples, you will learn that there really is safety in numbers. They look out for each other, and you can rest assured that they will always let you know when someone is up to no good!

When multiples are young, they can watch and rarely argue over the same television program or video. This is not usually the case with siblings of different ages.

You don’t have to organize playgroups. You will already have one. However, being invited to one might be more of a challenge.

Once they are on a schedule, multiples generally take naps and go to bed at the same time. This is a great opportunity for mothers to regroup and take care of other responsibilities. This is not a possibility with a house full of singletons.

Since “misery likes company,” doing things they don’t necessarily want to do (like going to bed) is more acceptable to multiples. Peer pressure makes them conformists.

You can enroll them in the same activities for a number of years. This means running in fewer directions.

You can entertain the masses. Aside from gener-related toys, they tend to enjoy the same entertainment. For example, you can sing the ABCs and they will both/all learn from it, as well as enjoy it.

You don’t have to be a short order cook. Children the same age generally eat the same things.

Hand me downs are a possibility with multiples! Many sets of them are slightly different sizes.

A stroller built for two or three is much more convenient than a stroller built ofr one with older singletons running in every direction in a shopping mall.

Parents of multiples can use assembly line techniques in just about everything they do with their children. At the end of the day, they often have it easier than parents of singletons because of all the short cuts and efficiencies they strive for, and become good at, on a daily basis.

One birthday party a year, one invitation mailing, and best of all, one set of thank you notes!

Two really is company, and three really is a charm…most of the time!

It is very convenient for parents to have best friends that live in the same house. They are a source of entertainment for each other.

One pregnancy, and it’s usually shorter than average!


Cheryl Lage said...

What a fun post! And as a multiples family with differently sized (and differently sexed) multiples, we DO incorporate handmedowns! :)

BoufMom9 said...

What a great list :)