Synchronized Screaming, Pooping and other Miscellany

by Samantha on March 17, 2011

The beauty of having more than one child is the symphonic melding of sounds that often culminates in a concert of sorts. I am talking about the daily aural landscape that is part and parcel of being a parent of more than one, specifically being the parent of twins. When you refine this scenario, clarifying that the twins in question are toddlers boys, and the fact that they have a seven-year-old sister, it becomes even more fun.

It has often been said that there is a beauty to the universe, and no more is this obvious than in the seemingly-timed sounds and activities that unexplainably occur simultaneously. It truly is like magic.

Synchronized screaming, crying and pooping is the name of the game chez moi. There is an uncanny harmony that accompanies two active boys of the same age and DNA, if not the same disposition (though my two have personalities that are distinctly different). There are times where the insanity of the situation results in laughter, not anger as one might assume. There is an expression: “One must laugh to keep oneself from crying.” This may indeed be in effect in these situations.

Photo courtesy of womenonthefence.com

Who would have thought that double doo-doo diapers and two screaming boys could be so much fun?When you add a few piles of laundry, a couple of frazzled parents and a tired daughter into the mix, the party really gets rolling! Don’t forget work commitments!

Okay, so there is a tiny bit of sarcasm with this post, that’s a given. In all seriousness, I often wonder how other parents deal with the craziness of it all. That was part of why I started this blog in the first place: to find out what others in similar circumstances were doing to deal with the madness.

When the proverbial (and literal) chips are down (sour cream and onion), how do parents manage?

What are some of the strategies that you have used to deal with the daily chaos?


How do you remain calm in the face of the daily “mayhem?”

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