Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Attention

I am somewhat of a contradiction.

I am an introvert. I love to be at home. I recharge my batteries by being alone. Big crowds make me nervous. Having to make small talk with people I don't know really makes me nervous.

BUT

I love attention. You know when it's your birthday and they sing to you at the restaurant? I love that. I always want everyone to know when it's my birthday. August 9th by the way. An accomplishment? Let's tell the world. And who doesn't love receiving complements?

So it may or may not come as a surprise to discover that I love the attention having twins brings. I know from reading other multiples blogs that many people do not like this attention. I think it's great. On any trip--the grocery store, the mall, Sam's Club when buying 6 giant cans of formula, the park, people notice. It's kind of hard not to when you're pushing around a bus.

"Oh, are they twins?"

"They are adorable. Look, that one is smiling at me." (Usually Brady, but yesterday it was all Carter.)

"Are they identical?" (I don't think they look anything alike, but we still get this one a lot.)

"Oh, double trouble!" (No, double the blessings.)

"Wow, you must have your hands full." (Yes, but I love it.)

And my favorite: "You sure don't look like you just had twins." (Why, thank you.)

6 comments:

Wish upon a Starr said...

What's your secret to getting your shape back? I want to know!! ;) You have every right to be show those cuties off and to be proud about it!

michelle said...

You do look great for having 3 boys!!! You have been through so much, so I agree, that you have ever right to show them off and to be proud to do it!!

Logan and Jack's Mommy said...

Amen! I {secretly} love the twin attention, too. (Most days, anyway!) The only part I don't like are negative or intrusive comments, but most of the time people are just curious.

Kelsey said...

it makes all the sleepless nights worth it for sure! I was a tiny bumbed Bryson wasnt a twin. lol JUST A TINY! and yes, you already know im jealous of your bod. lol

Camilla said...

I never got the comment that I didn't look like I had twins, so I'm pretty jealous about that one!!

Yeah, I met a lady who was prego with twins yesterday and I warned her EVERYONE would stop her, and say, "Are they twins? Are they identical? You've got your hands full!"

Rachelle said...

sooo cute! your family is precious!!! we get the "are they twins" all the time - and then we say no they are 2 months apart - and then everyone looks puzzled and we have to explain. haha. cute post. :)