Messed UP!

I belong to a Mothers of Multiples group, which for a nominal fee gives me the opportunity to sell things at their semi-annual sales and to attend various functions of a fun and/or useful nature.  I don’t go to many of the regular meetings, though, and today I figured out why:

In my “regular” group of mommy friends, I can ALWAYS play the twin card.  Some moms have the infertility card or the miscarriage card or the special needs card, but I am the only one with multiples.  We really don’t compete — it’s a supportive group — but like moms everywhere we are all busy, and when we need to vent about our busy-ness we each have our own unique burden that the others cannot imagine.

In the MOMs club, though, everyone starts from the basis of multiples, and then many of them have dealt with infertility, etc. in addition to having multiples.  I don’t like going to the meetings because with my uneventful pregnancies and healthy children, no one feels sorry for me.

What is wrong with me?!

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About Grape

I've got the world's best kids and husband. Great house, steady job. I'm living the American dream. The trick is to appreciate it. I'm working on that part.
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4 Responses to Messed UP!

  1. Erin says:

    I think everyone needs a little pity now and then. I always play the Single Mom card. Guaranteed pity right there. Also sometimes the Young Mom card. Maybe you need to hang out with singleton moms more often? That will get you the Twin Card playing all the time!

  2. Becki says:

    I tried playing the “woefully lazy and disorganized card,” but it didn’t get me very far.

  3. Jody says:

    Becki made me smile.

    I never bothered joining one of those groups at all — how lazy and disorganized is that!

  4. I have a friend that felt massive guilt at twins club since she didn’t have to serve any NICU time.

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