“Double the Trouble” they say with Glee,
“Oh What a Nightmare, better You than Me!”
Through Gritted Teeth I Smile, and Listen so Politely,
to how So and So’s Wife’s Friend had Twins,
and what a Handful they can be.
My Twins aren’t Always Angels, Sometimes Life may be Hard,
but Really I Pity them for seeming so Faint of Heart.
For how can you look at those Rosy Cheeks and Eyes that Gleam,
and Mistake a Nightmare for a Wondrous Dream.
If One Child’s a Miracle, a Blessing, a Joy,
Then Two’s Doubly Blessed – Especially if are both Boys!
I’m Really So Lucky,
Precious Firsts I see Twice,
Despite the Messes and sometimes Sleepless Nights.