We went to dinner tonight and I mentioned to the man that the new park district classes were out for the spring. I told him our tot drop in had our normally scheduled class and there was an offering at another park for “Mom, Pop, Tot interaction class. I read him the description and he said point blank it won’t work. As I stared at him quizzically he said that there are 2 of them and 1 of him and would ask his other classmates about it, where I had to tell him it was at a different park. And then by chance I was on Facebook and another twin Mom was asking the same question. What are we supposed to do?
I am in a lovely situation with a mate who is “between careers” at the moment where when we heard twins we knew immediately that he was going to be a stay at home dad. At $2000-3000 a month for daycare it was a logical choice. But me being a teacher knew that they needed to get out and socialize at some point. I also know that there are many times being a teacher I can tell the difference between daycare kids and not daycare kids. I want my fellas to be a happy median. Social, friendly, can share, etc. and while they have a built in play mate they are social beings and need to explore. They are great in social situations but they are definitely not exposed to regular groups of kiddos.
I’m proactive and of course joined all sorts of things we could socialize at. We signed up and took swimming when they were 6 months old. Made Matt take them to a MyGym class, but I get it there’s 2 of them and 1 of him. How do I make this work? All these options but do I have to put them in daycare to get them out? I know lots of twin moms and moms with kids close in age have to grapple with this question. Though it’s awesome that they are home with a parent but how do they gain new skills and habits of fully functioning kids? Many parents because of financial reasons have to stay home when there are multiples and again that’s wonderful but how to get them out?
I have some friends that are home with their younger children and one who’s husband also stays home but will it be better with 2 parents and 3 kids? Can I hire a helper or does this defeat the purpose of having them home to save money? Oh my goodness so many questions and what to do?
In Chicago there are great opportunities like Pearachute which is like classpass for kiddos and The Bump Club and Beyond and of course local park districts but I think there needs to be a twin spot. Twin helpers? I’m hoping someone can answer these questions before this mama bear is on a rampage this summer overwhelming her cubs with outings because that’s the time I have. Because really trying to commit every moment of the weekend to classes that can be taken during the week just sounds like such a task. Hence we have about 8 makeup classes available for the swim class we took over the summer and fall! I’m tired people what to do? Updates one day🤷🏻♀️
Jenifer Roth is a full time super woman...in her mind! Well she is good at being ok at the all the roles she takes on. Enjoy the ride!