I just had to pass on this little poetry book, A Celebration of Twins (on Amazon), which just received a wonderful review today by the NY Times. It looks adorable. It's a book perhaps more for expectant and overwhelmed parents as it is for children. I sent this to my friend who has some little twin baby boys. I'll be watching the boys for a few hours next week. I've actually never watched twins before. I'm excited. It will be an adventure, for sure..... :)
Also, I once had an OB doctor strongly discourage me from taking Clomid - she didn't recommend putting yourself in a position to have twins. I was shocked! She said her reasoning was that divorce rates go up for parents of twins. She said she knew first hand the strain that it can cause...she had 9 year old twin girls herself.
What do you guys think? For anyone with multiples (or even singles) - what challenges have you faced in your marriage due to having kids? What has helped your marriage survive such a challenging time?
[And if you are in the depths of your challenge and need some advice from other parents on how to survive or turn things around - I say write it in here and see what happens - another parent might respond to your comment! There's a lot of good advice going around.]
Sending all parents out there good wishes!! You are doing such important work!!!
Update: I just now noticed that the book is illustrated by Sophie Blackall, the same illustrator of the subway poster that caught my eye. What a fun surprise! :)