Friday, December 10, 2010

"How Do You Do It?!"

"How Do You Do It?!" I cannot tell you how many times I have been stopped and asked this question from people with perplexed faces. I seem to think that I live a fairly ordinary life, but when it is pointed out by others that I have so much on my plate-- I begin to wonder just how extra-ordinary life with twins really is.

Life has thrown us so many challenges that we just take them all one at a time and find a balance to it all. Its like the circus performer who spins all the plates and manages to keep 20 or so going all at the same time. And the juggler does it with a smile of "I would love to see you try to do this." I feel like that circus performer. I wonder how much longer I can keep all the plates spinning.

"How Do You Do It?!" Are they seeing what I am seeing? Do they really understand what it takes to manage two year old twin toddlers, work outside the home full time, and keep up with the household needs. Not to mention having one car, with hubby working on the other side of town and adding daycare into the mix? What it takes when anyone in the family gets sick, or the added responsibility of two additional house guests that have taken residence in the spare bedroom for the past ten months? Truth is, they have no idea.

At the end of the day, I check all the spinning plates and give an occasional push to this one or that one and I am so thankful that it has not all come crashing down. At least not yet. I honestly have no idea --How Do I Do It?

One day at a time. Two days at a time just doesn't work, and believe me, I have tried.

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