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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Hello! I'm Kate. March 17, 2011 at 2:51 am

I have no idea how I handle the craziness! Right now I only have 1 so the crazy is not like it could be. Sometimes I think to myself why in the world would I ever have more & do this to myself! haha

But I plan on having a big family, so I guess I welcome the chaos at the same time too. lol

Oh & I keep plastic spoons in my car & head to the grocery store every now and again for a pint of Double Dutch Chocolate Icecream. haha

Great post!

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Samantha March 17, 2011 at 3:03 am

@Hello! I'm Kate. Hi, Kate!

It's great having a big family and lots of kids, don't get me wrong. Believe it or not, I wouldn't change it for the world (despite my sarcastic posts ;)) It's just managing the chaos and trying to balance it all….it's a work in progress, I guess. Any suggestions are welcome.

Ice cream works as well :)

Thanks for your comment!

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Samantha March 17, 2011 at 3:03 am

@Hello! I'm Kate. Hi, Kate!

It's great having a big family and lots of kids, don't get me wrong. Believe it or not, I wouldn't change it for the world (despite my sarcastic posts ;)) It's just managing the chaos and trying to balance it all….it's a work in progress, I guess. Any suggestions are welcome.

Ice cream works as well :)

Thanks for your comment!

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carishepard March 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

You're so busy doing you don't have time to panic.

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carishepard March 17, 2011 at 11:58 am

You're so busy doing you don't have time to panic.

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Samantha March 18, 2011 at 2:37 am

@carishepard
Sometimes that's definitely the case! You just do what you have to do and keep moving!

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Samantha March 18, 2011 at 2:37 am

@carishepard
Sometimes that's definitely the case! You just do what you have to do and keep moving!

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Holly Ann March 18, 2011 at 4:40 am

Wine.
Ok, in all seriousness, I stay sane by letting some things give. My house is never totally clean. The laundry is never completely done. But everyone has something clean to wear each day and that is a success for me!
Btw, I hope you'll come on over to my site today and enter to win a $10 Subway card! Thanks!

~Holly
http://www.twinsplusone.com

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Holly Ann March 18, 2011 at 4:40 am

Wine.
Ok, in all seriousness, I stay sane by letting some things give. My house is never totally clean. The laundry is never completely done. But everyone has something clean to wear each day and that is a success for me!
Btw, I hope you'll come on over to my site today and enter to win a $10 Subway card! Thanks!

~Holly
http://www.twinsplusone.com

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Samantha March 18, 2011 at 11:39 am

@Holly Ann
Hi Holly,
It's a work in progress always, and things are never completely done at our place either, whether it's laundry or cleaning. You have the right attitude!
Okay, I'm heading over to your site now :)

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Samantha March 18, 2011 at 11:39 am

@Holly Ann
Hi Holly,
It's a work in progress always, and things are never completely done at our place either, whether it's laundry or cleaning. You have the right attitude!
Okay, I'm heading over to your site now :)

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Melanie March 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

For dealing with chaos or a seemingly never-ending to-do list. I try to focus on one task at a time. And then, on top of that, start with the most dreaded/time-consuming task first.

It immediately gives you a feeling of accomplishment and takes you “out of the weeds”.

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Melanie March 20, 2011 at 3:32 pm

For dealing with chaos or a seemingly never-ending to-do list. I try to focus on one task at a time. And then, on top of that, start with the most dreaded/time-consuming task first.

It immediately gives you a feeling of accomplishment and takes you “out of the weeds”.

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Samantha March 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

@Melanie True – sometimes it's better to get the worst tasks out of the way. It makes the remaining chores more easier to deal with. Now, trying to find the time to actually do the worst chores is another story…;)_

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Samantha March 20, 2011 at 7:14 pm

@Melanie True – sometimes it's better to get the worst tasks out of the way. It makes the remaining chores more easier to deal with. Now, trying to find the time to actually do the worst chores is another story…;)_

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