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A simple task of taking the twins to the doctors this morning has turned me into an emotional wreck. After waiting 45 mins in the surgery the doctor got called away to the hospital(i live in a small country town). Twins were curious with new environment going off in different directions plus they were not well and were unsettled.The surgery was also packed to the brim. In the end i cancelled the appt and came home completely stressed, angry at myself and crying. Why is it an outing with the twins on my own can get me so highly strung i don't know!!!!:gloomy: I should be coping better than this!
Do other mum's feel this way???????
Will take twins to doctors when dad gets home from work.:thumbsup:
I only have one child and I used to completely disolve when we were out about in the early days.
You have 2 babies!! you are amazing full stop! The situation you described would have made anyone unravel.
Be kind to yourself! you're doing a wondeful job!:hugs: :yelclap:
I dont know how you cope - I struggle with one!!!
I agree - take them when their Daddy gets home - as least there is two to battle them!
Ang I can totally sympathise with you!!!
While I don't have twins my boys are 13months apart so I sorta feel the same stresses!!!
But what i do to try and handle things is that if you have to go on stressful outings (such as the shopping) try and have DH with you (mine works away from home on a 5 day on 3 day off roster). When making doctors appointments really try for a first thing in the morning - that way there is less likey chance of the doctor running late!
other than that all i can offer is these :hugs: :hugs:
I SOSOSOSO know exactly how you are feeling. I was doing EXACTLY the same thing this am with my 20 month old twins in a small town and had to wait an HOUR!! It makes me so mad!
This time I managed to stay for the appt but I have walked out in tears before after trying to contain two screaming, bored, sick kids. In tears of futile rage and frustration and told them I wouldn't go back - so I started driving an extra hour for appts... I have recently swallowed my pride and gone back to the closer surgery :(
Or worse, waiting for that long, getting into the surgery and not being able to be heard over the screaming to communicate with the doc, forgetting everything you came in for cos you are so distracted...
And all those well meaning people who want to point, stare, comment and generally make an issue out of their identicalness or twinness when you are very busy already... grrrrrrr....!
And the front of desk staff drive you nuts! Why can't the prioritise you? Why can't you ring in and say "Ok - the doc's late, that is fine - I can work with you, what time should I come in so that I can walk straight in?". Its horrible for everyone else having to watch/listen to you struggling with them, so why do they make us do it???? Sorry all rhetorical Qs - sorry to steal your vent too.
You have all my sympathy.
And I know that when Daddy gets home the surgery will probably not only be closed but the kids will be in bed. Grrrrrr... *insert tirade about absent Daddies here...*
I have often been out with my DD and looked at the parents of twins and just wondered how they coped! It amazes me you can even get them ready in time to go to the doctors! :yelclap:
[B]THANKYOU[B] Everyone - Just hearing your feedback/support has made me feel better.
A special thankyou to you 'Duchessa' as everything you have said is soooo true.
I have to tackle the doctors surgery again tomorrow so i'll be in the same situation but hopefully this will be a better experience:fingerscrossed:
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