Being a mother is a different experience in itself and being a mother of twins is like an icing on the cake. My kids teach me something new each and every day.
“Being a mother of twins is learning about strengths you did not know you had and dealing with fears you did not know existed”
We are so busy in our day to day life that we never think about how are our family, our colleagues, our friends, and our relatives.
I started to notice a new thing when my kids started eating on their own. I noticed whenever I, grandmother, or their father tried to feed them, they firstly point towards us to have a bite, then towards all the pictures in the room and then they used to have it. They also surprised me when I saw they were offering food to their caretaker also when she was feeding them.
“Food brings people together on many different levels. Its nourishment of the soul and body; it’s truly love”~Giada De Laurentiis
This gesture of theirs reminds me unknowingly that we all have become so busy in our lives that we forget to offer food to our food providers too and these kids unknowingly teach us we should offer food to elders and God first before having it.
At other instance, I noticed that whenever I give some snacks or biscuit to eat to one child, and the other one is not around, he always ask the same thing for the other child and gives it to him. They never eat all alone.
I always wonder about how and where they learn these things without teaching them. I see parents used to teach their kids about how to share things with other kids but they refused to do it.
“Teaching our children to share is teaching them compassion and love”~Kevin Heath
In today’s world, parents prefer only one child because of livelihood expenses, education costs, and other factors. I totally agree with them. But I would like to suggest them sibling must be there as kids learn many things like sharing while playing with each other. If it’s not possible then as parents we must keep our kids engaged with other kids in the neighborhood or with cousins as this will help them to share things.
Being a single child, he/she used to attain all attention, love, and care of all family members. Parents and especially grandparents used to fulfill all legitimate and illegitimate demands of kids. And in turn, kids become stubborn and arrogant. Such kids do not mix with any other kids quickly and prefer to be alone and do not share their things with anyone.
Mini Bhatia is Chartered Accountant by profession and blessed mother of twins. She is doing her own practice in Delhi. Writing is her passion.