My children are only 18 months apart which sometimes is brilliant because they like the same things which helps them to get on. They watch the same tv programmes, like the same places, they have the same music etc so sometimes things are easier.
But also there are the negatives. Firstly it started when they were younger. We had the terrible two’s (that last a lot longer than age two) at the same time. And now its the hormones! First Courtney got them (and still has) and now Jordan. My god when they hit you know about it. There is the tantrums (if you thought terrible two’s were bad, your in for a big shock) the moping around the house like their life is over. The never having anything to wear, or go or do. The pictures of boobs hidden under the mattress (Thankfully no sticky pants/tissues found yet) The “you can’t tell me what to do” or “you just don’t get it” or “my life is over”
I’m very lucky (I suppose) that my children talk to me (obviously its good that they trust me and their not bottling it up but my god they talk a load of shit sometimes)
The current boyfriends/girlfriends are so ridiculously quick changing, I would rather not know. And I hate the conversations that result in them saying “like” so much I.e
“He was like do you want to go out? And I was like I don’t know and they were like omg!”
Sometimes (don’t tell anyone) they can be having a very long conversation with me that I have not heard a single word of. I just nod and say “mmm” because frankly I don’t care what that girl is wearing or who is going out with who or even who has fallen out with who!
And there’s the expense! They are so expensive! Courtney started Highschool last year, which cost us £100+ before she even started! And this year she need’s a few new/more things and Jordan is starting in September so another £100+ and of course they cant just have a standard bag/lunchbox/uniform. And don’t get me started on the school trips!
Everything is so much more expensive as they get older. Clothing, meals out, days out. It’s becoming a lot more difficult for us to go out as a family now.
But of course I wouldn’t want to change them for the world 🙂