When I first found out that I was adopting twins, after I got over the excitement of it all, I started to make lists of all of the things we would need...TIMES TWO!
And some things that I would need three or four of....TIMES TWO!
And even some things I would need hundreds of....TIMES TWO!
At this point, with the boys already 3 years old, the things I need double of are more particular. I still dress them the same....I know this won't last forever, so I do buy all clothing by twos. This includes shoes, hats, jackets, swim suits, etc.
But I also have to buy two of every toy, ball, book, stuffed animal, cup, plate, spoons, crayons, coloring books, etc.!!
A few months ago I purchased a set of brightly colored plastic plates, bowls and cups from Ikea. They are so cute! They came in red, blue, purple, green, orange & yellow! My big mistake was in ordering only one set of these! I can't tell you the screams and crying and tantrums thrown because both boys wanted the orange plat or the purple bowl!! I now own 4 sets of each color...thank you Ikea!
When we go to McDonalds and order a Happy Meal, I always have to ask for 2 of the same toy! It doesn't even matter that Beckham likes Spiderman better and Hudson likes Batman better...if one of them gets a toy, the other one wants the same one too! It's just the way it is when you have two children who are so similar in their age and developmental stage. I know there will be a time in the future when each of my sweet boys journeys out of his twins reach and becomes more independent. But for now I will cater to the needs of their shared desires.
They are my sweet and wonderful boys and they make our home so joyful!!