I have three kids, but most days it feels like a lot more than that. I love them all, but they are loud and just so many. And we are all together a lot. I am not saying that as a bad thing. It just is a fact. By the nature of having twins, the kids are hardly ever alone. As they all have grown, I have had many opportunities to spend time with just the twins. Less so, yet still important, I have had one on one time with just my big girl.
But when I get really excited are the times when we shake things up as a family and take two kids out together…the two who are not twins. Twins have a special bond. One that grows stronger every day. I want to make sure the twins each have a good relationship with their big sister as well. I am certain having twin little siblings is a bit like being The Cat in The Hat trying to wrangle Thing 1 and Thing 2, but they are all Gemma has. I want her to get the time to really know them as individuals. That takes an effort, but we make it because we feel it is important to function not just as a unit, but as parts of the whole as well.
This day I took the sisters to the beach and we all had a brilliant time.
If you are a parent of many children, how do you make the time for each as an individual as well as fostering all the different relationships? I’d love to hear your ideas!