Twin Family Vacation

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Your life changes when you have kids?”  Well DUH Sherlock! Have you ever heard the phrase, “You must (or sure do) have your hands full?” Yes, like all the time from people about my life as a mother of twins. I knew I had my hands full when I had Grant, they just happened to be able to hold two more when I had the twins.

Peace at the beachOur life changed drastically with the twins and that included family vacations of any sort. When we had Grant and Grant alone, trucking around a single child in the airport is a breeze compared to a child and two toddlers. Not to mention any public place or venue that I take all three kids. Needless to say I understand why people, or parents with multiples do not venture into public very often, because the outing is an ordeal.

But The Chad and I were presented with a unique situation where he would be on business in San Diego for half the week. With San Diego being only a six hour drive from home, we thought, let’s make this a family vacation. The kids can see the beach, we can catch up with family, what is stopping us?

Not much stopped us and can I tell you that the worst part of the vacation was the packing, unpacking, and maybe not having enough for the kids to do while in the car? Otherwise, venturing into a “vacation” with twin toddlers and a six year old was totally doable.

I will say that having enough for the twins to do and having another adult to help is a MUST! I was thankful that The Chad was able to help with the twins because they were like Thing 1 and Thing 2 at some moments where each was going in his and her own direction and I did not have enough hands. I will also say that I braved the beach with all three and I am EVER so glad I did as I set them free. Each did his or her own thing and were completely content.

But as with all good things, they must come to an end, however, we are ever so glad they didTwins and Mama on Beach come to an end. We could not be happier that we are home. In our beds, our house, our comforts of home. Now if we could just move home to San Diego we are set. No but really, we are thankful to be home and we cannot wait to share about all the fun we had! Honestly, I thought I was going to die on this trip. I prepared for the worst and at the end of the day, I got the absolute best because I was relaxed and I didn’t stress with my kids. I guided them from harm and let them just enjoy their time and their experience and we all healed our souls with this trip. Now, I must do some healing for my eyes as I get some much needed sleep to tell you all about our trip.

8 Replies to “Twin Family Vacation”

  1. Welcome home! Sounds like you had a great time. Giggling over Thing 1 and Thing 2- I bet they are a handful but they are so cute!

  2. Can’t wait to hear more about the trip. And, you have calmed my nerves for my own trip with Twins – OK, maybe a bit. Yet, I will certainly channel my inner Karie many times’ I’m sure! {that or just channel the nearest cocktail}
    LOL

    1. Tammi you can totally do it I promise. It’s trying at times, but I was able to keep my cool and so did the kids and everything worked out. Just hang in there when you go.

  3. Glad you had a wonderful trip and are letting other moms of multiples know it can be done. My two aren’t twins but they’re close in age, and I often worry about traveling with them especially to the beach alone. But you did it with three kids, you’ve given me some hope!

    1. Tesa I tell you what I was terrified, borderline anxious that they would be impossible and something would happen. I let my oldest play and the other two followed suit, or at least my daughter did while my son clinged to me and passed out.

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