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In praise of having more than one child

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misdee Tue 05-Jul-05 13:05:38

loads of hugs and cuddles all the time (the kids hug each other and give smoochy kisses to dd3 to make her laugh).

we can get a decent game of bowling going.

They play really well together (well 90% of the time).

Also someone there to look out for them when they are older.

Hopefully they will have a good reltionship with each like i have with my brother and sisters.

They are my girls and i love them to bits.

MrsDoolittle Tue 05-Jul-05 13:08:22

That's lovely misdee and its what I am looking forward to!

Marina Tue 05-Jul-05 13:08:37

"singing" together to the "Ham" theme tune (Fireman Sam)
Two little heads together over a snail on a plant in the garden
Holding hands in the back of the car when dd is grouchy

homemama Tue 05-Jul-05 13:09:40

Didn't want you to feel lonely misdee!
Only one at the mo, but can't wait to have a whole squad!!! nervously

misdee Tue 05-Jul-05 13:09:50

when dd1 asks to hold dd2 to take her somewhere to show her something. dd2 looks so happy to have a big sister.

dd1 tells dd2 all about xmas and birthdays.

wordgirl Tue 05-Jul-05 13:11:05

The way they sometimes like to sleep in the same bed (even though you moved house so that they could have a room each!)

misdee Tue 05-Jul-05 13:11:43

oh yes. dd's used to have seperate rooms, but dd2 likes to be close to dd1.

gothicmama Tue 05-Jul-05 13:13:44

not having only child ask when they are going to be a sister and not being able to explain

puddle Tue 05-Jul-05 13:27:05

Hearing DS stick up for dd in the playground. Watching them walk down the road holding hands and looking like the startrite advert.
Family meals where they're chatting and making each other laugh.
Seeing ds teach dd how to do something and marvelling at his patience with her.
Listening to ds reading dd a story in her bed in the mornings.
Seeing dd's face when ds comes along to collect her from nursery.
DP and I carrying one each in a piggy back, with them holding hands and laughing.

wordgirl Tue 05-Jul-05 13:38:50

Aah puddle, that's lovely.
I have just found on my desk a 'love note' from DS2 to DS1
You're so right about the making each other laugh thing - mine have an endless supply of 'in jokes'(totally unfunny to the average adult) and can amuse each other for hours - and annoy us into the bargain (but that's another story).

suzywong Tue 05-Jul-05 13:43:53

I haven't read this thread but I can see that hearing two kids make each other laugh is coming up pretty frequently, it is the BEST, it always gives me a lift and makes me appreciate the moment ,and life in general and .... GUSH

puddle Tue 05-Jul-05 13:45:23

I think it's a real milestone when you have two, when they suddenly have their own jokes together which exclude you. Their own secrets and conspiracies - I love it when they are plotting together in some den they've made upstairs

lockets Tue 05-Jul-05 13:46:03

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puddle Tue 05-Jul-05 13:46:25

Wordgirl I love the love note! DD has spent the morning doing pictures for her big brother - she now wants to post one to him as a surprise so am looking for a stamp....

SoupDragon Tue 05-Jul-05 13:46:29

They're a team.

lockets Tue 05-Jul-05 13:46:55

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Lio Tue 05-Jul-05 13:48:23

Wow, what a nice thread, was just starting to feel a bit heebie-jeebie-ish re: trying for number 2, good to be told all of this.


lockets Tue 05-Jul-05 13:51:33

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HappyMumof2 Tue 05-Jul-05 14:12:09

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Aragon Tue 05-Jul-05 14:13:07

You're all making me so broody for another. STOP IT!

Pomi Tue 05-Jul-05 14:30:30

It is such an emotional and happy moment to see when ds1 climbes over ds2 to give him a cuddle or put something in his mouth to eat or give him toys to play with and when ds2 giggles hearing from his elder brother. They are only 18 and 7 months old.
You have made me so emotional misdee. A lovely thread indeed.

Lizzylou Tue 05-Jul-05 14:32:20

Thanks girls, am now sat here in tears as have just found out I am pregnant again, I can't wait for DS to develop such a great relationship with his little brother/sister as your little ones have..........gulp!

HappyMumof2 Tue 05-Jul-05 14:33:08

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DissLocated Tue 05-Jul-05 14:35:43

So glad I found this thread, I have one at the moment and will be trying for another next year. Just read that '3 socks, 1 shoe and no hairbrush' book which scared me to death, made 2 kids sound like hell on earth!

Thank you for cheeing me up!

sallystrawberry Tue 05-Jul-05 14:37:05

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