1. Talk about how much your child can discuss with you the weather, what not to wear and the oil spill...and the child is only 1 and a half.
2. Say "Be happy they can't talk yet! Mine won't shut up!" I think you are under the impression my child is a mute. Correction: My child screams, whales and tantrums when he is thirsty, hungry, tired, cold, hot, scared or sad. Here's an example. Lukas was put to bed after his bath, brush teeth, book routine. He started whaling and banging on the door. Decided to let him cry as "clearly" he just didnt want to go to bed. One hour later, opened the door as his cries were still heartwrenching...Find him on the floor, pants and diaper off only able to say "Maman Caca" now that he can see me. In this case I would have gladly taken a detailed description of his bowels. My heart was BROKEN.
3. Tell me about how your friend's sister's cousin's ex-boyfriend's twins didn't talk until they were 5. Are you trying to slowly kill me?
4. Immediatly look more agitated and alarmed than I am (which is quite stressed I admit) and tell me about how Autism is on the rise...Are you tring to slowly kill me?
5. Forget that I am not only a mom of twins but also of hyper active boys who bolt on me, constantly bicker with each other (bitting and scratching included)and who could give King Kong and Godzilla a run for their money. So if I seem to be angry, overwhelmed, pissed off, depressed and discouraged, it is not an illusion. I am. There is a reason infancy and babyhood are only to last 2 years...Take that x2.