Someone once told me “one is one, but 2 is 20”.
I had no idea how true that statement would be.
Now, don’t get me wrong, my kids are the best thing that ever happened to me and I wouldn’t trade them for the world. Sometimes though, they know exactly how to tap dance on my last nerve!
Here’s a couple of things that I found out changed with having 2 kids:
1. You Can’t Leave The House Quickly…Ever.
Say goodbye to the days where you and your blissfully unaware husband could just get up and go on a spur of the moment adventure. Now, you’ll need to get both of the kids dressed and ready (twice due to the inevitable blowout right before you walk out of the door.), pack your diaper bag, get everyone in the car, rush back in the house for something you forgot to pack, then head out for your adventure.
And don’t forget to make a stop on the way to buy whatever you STILL forgot to pack in the d**n diaper bag.
2. Health Insurance Costs
Remember the pennies on a dollar you were paying for single or married couple health insurance? Well get ready to pay a small mortgage on making sure your kids stay alive. Gotta love this one!
3. Your Toddler Won’t Eat Anything But Chocolate And French Fries
And guess what? Monkey see, monkey do. Inevitably, their younger sibling is gonna wanna do the same thing.
4. You Get To Share Everything You Eat
The keyword here is “get to”. As in your kids think they are doing you a favor by ravaging whatever delicious meal you have just settled down to enjoy. Also, fun fact, if you get them the same thing you’re eating on their own plate, they will not eat it.
5. They Will Fight Like Cats And Dogs
I have a two year old and an 11 month old, and I’m already wondering what I got myself into.
My oldest loves to snatch things from her younger sister for no reason at all! I gotta give it to her sister though, she ain’t no punk.
On the plus side, watching two people argue, when one of them can’t talk is pure comedy.
6. Sleep? Who Is She?
At this point, I’ve just accepted that I can survive with little to no sleep. These bags under my eyes are Chanel, honey.
7. Endless Kid Shows
Are you a fan of Moana? Well you better hope to God you are, because after the trillionth time hearing The Rock sing “You’re Welcome” you’ll be ready to pull your hair out.
8. That Perfectly Curated Home Decor? Out The Window
I find myself asking on a daily basis, “how many toys do these dang kids have?” There’s baby dolls on the couch.
9. Quiet Phone Calls Are A Thing Of The Past
I think my kids have a radar that tells them the moment I answer my phone. They can be as quiet as church mice, but once I say “hello” all hell breaks loose.
10. You’ll Have Double The Love
I thought that I had experienced all the love I had to give with one child, but it feels like it’s doubled in size! I’d literally do anything for my girls, and I thank God for blessing me with them!
Let me know in the comments if there’s anything I missed! How do you like having two kids? Is it easier or harder than having one?