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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I Like Them in Multiples . . .

"Become a mother," they said.
"It will be easy," they said.
"Write books & raise twins," they said.
You know what I said?
"That's psychotic behavior, right there. Where do I sign up?"


Actually no one said any of that, but my last line stays true. It's also a good segue to this: today my Twinkies are officially four years old. Wow! And yay! Also: cake, cake, cake!

Okay, so that means nothing to you. Well, maybe the "cake" part spoke to your soul, so there's that. But OMG the kids are growing up so fast. They're lovely, awesome, and energy sucking little leeches. They are tons of work. Doubly so, being twins and all. Is it difficult? YES. Yet, I wouldn't change it for anything in the world. When I'm done with the double-trouble phases, I'm done. So in my mind everyone else is a sucker :P

Speaking of doing things in multiples. Books. I'm writing them in the same way—a few at a time. Kids? Two is good. Books? It seems I'm going for triplets and a half with that. Is it difficult? YES, and I would definitely change it if I had the time and energy. Multiple-plot troubles isn't fun and the phases seem never-ending. Still, the plan is when these are done, to write more obviously. Now I'm the sucker :P

So I'm a multitasking Mommy-Author. However, I learned recently to work on what's speaking to me or I get nothing done. . . which is exactly why I get little done. Because what does speak to me 90% of the time are these two birthday people:


Our birthday last year!

26 comments:

  1. Happy birthday to your kids!
    Hey, if anyone can handle multiples, it's you.

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  2. I don't know how parents of multiples do it. Double everything!!! But it must be nice that they have each other through everything that happens in life. I remember when I went off to college, I knew twins who went off to college together and roomed together. I thought at that time how nice it would be to have a twin sibling to go through everything in life together. (Although a brother-sister combination couldn't room together in a dorm, probably!)

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  3. They are beautiful, dear Katherine.

    Love,
    Janie

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  4. I was the first comment yesterday and my internet went out AGAIN so Alex and these others beat me to it. I think you juggle your life pretty well, mamacita. Your kiddos are happy and fun. And the writing? Books, schmooks. You can publish all three in one week and flood the market—put that James Patterson guy out of business.

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  5. Happy birthday, Twinsies!! I feel you on the mommying, S.K. It's a hard business!

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  6. Happy Birthday to those cuties. It is a huge task just being a parent but adding in the title of Author and wow. But you can do it for sure.

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  7. Whoo, mad props to you! You're silmultaneously raising two small ppl- and doing it well from those two happy faces- and writing books. Girl power! ;) Happy bday to the little ones!

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  8. Beautiful Children!!!!! Happy Birthday!!!!

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  9. Happy Birthday to the cuties. :) Adorable. x

    shahwharton.com

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  10. Awww, they're priceless! Happy Birthday to both of them!

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  11. Happy birthday to the twins! I've just stepped into the multitasking mum-writer world myself, and I'm looking forward to the craziness ahead, however exhausting and difficult and slow it might make things at times!

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  12. Happy Birthday to your adorable little Cherubs, Katherine! I can imagine how busy they keep you. You're very brave having twins and writing more than one book at a time! I'm having enough of a challenge with just one book at at time. We'll declare a national holiday when it's done.D Have a great weekend.

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  13. You did sign up for a heavy load, but it looks like it has paid off beautifully. Happy 4th to your lovely kids.

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  14. They are adorable little girls! A belated Happy Birthday to them. I hope you all had a great time for their special day and enjoyed the cake!

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  15. Those are some cute kids! I have 4 dogs... does that count? It's like raising 4 very stupid children that sometimes poop on the rug. Oh, and the two of us are the same with books - we're working on 3 right now. Hurray for being productive scatterbrains!

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  16. Happy Birthday to your adorable kids! :)

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  17. Sorry I'm late, but Happy Birthday to the twins!!! And yay for the super multi-tasking Mother/Author! You have my utmost admiration. :-D

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  18. Happy Birthday to your Twinkies! they are too cute!

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  19. Happy Birthday to your Twinkies! They are adorable! And I loved the opening to this post. It made me laugh. I am giving you a round of applause for being a multitasking Mommy-Author! :D

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  20. They're adorable! Worth the distraction from writing, I think! :)

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  21. Happy birthday to them! They are adorable :) I imagine the fun is double so sweet with them.

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  22. Happy birthday to the twins! I am all admiration for people who have twins. I had a hard time with individual babies and couldn't imagine doubling that.

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  23. Happy (belated) birthday to your Twinkies! What a cute name for these two cuties!!!

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  24. Happy Belated Birthday to your Twinkies!!! They look like sweet bundles of joy!
    I've always been impressed by your writing, but when I think of doubling that up with yung twins - wow! You are wonder woman!!!

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  25. Happy Birthday to your twinkies! They are adorable! And, in my opinion, 4 years old is the perfect age. They are little mini-people who bring up conversations out of left field and are truthful in the funniest way. Enjoy this time with them! Wishing them a wonderful, happy, and healthy 4th year!
    ~Katie

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