Disclaimer: The following stories are actual events that happen on a daily basis in the crazy Kopal household. What you are about to read may contain strong language, violence involving inanimate objects and just overall disarray and dysfunction. Please note that no children or pets are harmed during a day in the life of complete and utter twinsanity…
Today my daughter stole from the GAP. She is only 2 1/2 years old I might add…. By 9 AM one morning the twins had already managed to color on our white walls, break a new toy, and were practicing their jumps from one couch to another when I finally decided to just throw in the towel and get them out of the house. We went for a stroll around the mall and then of course I bought them a cookie (not great parenting I know but whatever I’m working on it). We stopped by the GAP first then left and went into a few other stores until they finished eating their cookies and the expected epic meltdown ensued because the cookies were all gone. My daughter, Ava then reached down into the stroller and handed me some random shirt and said “I don’t like it,” which is what she usually says when she’s done with something. I looked down and saw a shirt from the GAP that we clearly did not pay for covered in chocolate from the cookie she had just eaten. Already mortified from the meltdown that had just taken place I sulked back to the GAP and explained that I was the parent of the two year old chocolate covered shop lifter and that I needed to pay for this extra large random shirt. Luckily the very understanding employee just laughed and said “Don’t worry, we’ll take care of it.”
One thing I’ve learned for certain these past few years is that mom life is no joke!!! When I first began this journey over 2 1/2 years ago I naively thought being a stay at home mom to my sweet twin girls was going to be something like a vacation. (Don’t ask WTF I was thinking). When I was still working, typing away at my computer I can remember dreaming about staying at home in my yoga pants playing with happy little babies all day. I remember thinking – this is going to be a million times better than dealing with all the grown up babies at my office! Needless to say the first week I quit my job I was in for a major reality check!!!
Aside from the everyday chaos I can say it is without a doubt the most rewarding job I’ve ever had and I absolutely wouldn’t trade it for the world, and neither would any mom I know. All of our little nuggets possess a particular skill of knowing just how far to push our buttons until instantaneously turning back into adorable little humans again. When mine push me to the brink of insanity and I’m shouting so loud I’m sure the neighbors can hear, one of them will suddenly hug my leg, look up at me and tell me they love me. Or they’ll do something else incredibly cute and my heart instantly melts and just like that I’m transformed to a euphoric place of love and reminded that there’s absolutely nothing better than this. I hope and pray that I can set the same loving example for them that my mom did for me and always let them know they are completely adored. Although mommyhood is definitely not the vacation I was sure it was going to be I can truly say since this journey started I’ve never been happier!!!