Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I think MM may need his head examined

MM shared with me at dinner last night that he thinks it would be "really cool" for us to have twins. He's not particular--identical vs. fraternal, boys vs. girls vs. one-of-each--they all sound good to him.

He opined that "it can't be that much more work" than one baby. Ah yes. Spoken by someone who, until about 7 weeks ago, had never even held an infant under 6 months of age and has had EXTREMELY limited contact with babies. MM is an only child, born of two only children, and like most men, he never babysat.

He was disappointed when I didn't jump right in and say I think it'd be "really cool," too. I reminded him that it wouldn't be *his* body carrying, birthing, and nursing two infants at once.

Hmmm. . . .

3 comments:

Land family said...

Well...I think it would be nice to get over the hard parts at once. Vs. you get one old enough to do stuff and be able to travle, and have to start right over again! With mine being less than 2 years apart, it was kind of like having twins. And it's definitely nice to have kids grow up close together. But it has to be very demanding and hard the first 6 months or so.

Valerie said...

LOL I always thought twins would be the most awesome thing ever--until I had a singleton and realized how freaking hard the first few months are. I thanked the universe for sending me only one. :)

Megan said...

Don't hold it against him; even men who have experience with children are completely clueless about the fact that it's not all pumpkin patch visits and clomping around in Mommy's shoes. I think it's related to the Y chromosome. No man understands what he's getting into. The question is whether he will adapt or not. The ones that adapt (however slowly) are the keepers. :-)