With every passing day, it seems the twins acquire some new skill. Each time, I celebrate it. I try to catch the big ones on video if I can, sharing them proudly with friends and family. Rolling over is a recent milestone, which means crawling is just around the corner. But the twins aren’t the only ones with new skills. My husband and I are learning too, and as each parenting milestone passes we become more parents and less…well, whatever we were before. I am struggling to find the word for, “people who slept in a lot.”
There’s quite a few examples of messy parenting milestones. Like the first time a baby pukes on you. The first time dealing with an explosive poop is memorable. My first time with this, a twin pooped while I was giving her a bath. My husband says I froze like I had just seen a ghost, not knowing what to do. It’s true. What do you do when the place you’d put your kid to clean them up is now filthy? Since then bathtime has been my husband’s territory.