Supermama

One of the nice things about young children is that they often believe their parents can do anything. And be honest, most days it feels like we must be able to do anything and it can be quite a struggle.
Sometimes my boys expect things that are impossible though, and no, they are not asking me to fly them to the moon or something exciting like that. On a nearly daily basis I have discussions with my boys about the weather…They really believe I can change it  😀

‘Mom, I don’t like the sun in my face. Turn it off.
(This one I can do by moving them in the shade.)

‘Mom, it’s too warm, fix it.’

(Ehm, stick your head in the fridge sweetie. )
(Ehm, you don’t really need to wear a jacket with 30 degrees, take it off, that helps.)
(Go inside/ move into the shade.)

‘Mom, it’s raining, I don’t want to get wet.’
(I put on the cover.)
(Wear a raincoat /use an umbrella my boy.)
(Go in the house, sweetie.)

But now the real challenge. When we are walking/cycling to school they say: ‘Mom, I don’t like the wind, stop it.’

Ehm….. Right.

Any suggestions?

Stormy weather

Very stormy weather in the Netherlands and Belgium today. Cold, rainy and really hard winds. Definitely not weather to go outside. I hate it and I know the boys are quite afraid of the wind blowing hard.

But of course they want to go outside. And trying to reason with them and explain they don’t like the wind does not work. So I get them their jackets and hats and tell them they can go outside. I open the back door and don’t even bother to put my jacket on. I take them to the windiest point I can find. My point is made within seconds.

“Mommy, want to go inside,” they cry after the first gust of wind.
Mommy smiles.

Twin politics…

The winter months bring a lot of rain to Brussels. This means I get soaked a lot because waiting for the rain to stop and only bringing your children to school when it’s dry, is apparently not done.
The boys also don’t like the winter weather. They especially hate strong winds. ‘Make it stop mommy,’ they tell me. If only I could. So often the boys are under the plastic cover to keep them warm and dry.

But twins would not be twins if they did not have different opinions. So one of the boys always wants to be under the cover, the other one often does not like it. ‘I want to be in the rain,’ he yells in frustration while trying to kick the plastic off.
Sigh, so what do you do here as a twin-mom? I tried to explain many times that they had to work this out, seeing that we only have one big cover and one of them really does not want to get wet, but somehow their debate skills are not up to that yet.

In the end I tried to compromise and fumbled around with the plastic until I had a solution that satisfied them both but looks very strange.
Not to mention the look on the faces of many passers-by, wondering why one of my kids is getting soaked in the rain. Guess they never had a determined toddler…