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An Ode To My Boys – Guest Post by Double The Monkey Business – #Cheers!

Welcome to the 15th post in the #Cheers! Series!

Those of you that have popped by my site before will know that I am a tiny bit obsessed with rhyming. #Cheers! is a series of rhyming guest posts that I am honoured to share, mostly with a parenting theme, from some of the most talented and lovely people in Blogland!

I am thrilled this week, to bring you a gorgeous post from the blogstar that is Yvonne at Double The Monkey Business.  I’m sure that you will already know her, but to those that have yet to have the pleasure, she is a fabulous mum to twin 4 year old boys.  She has quite literally moved me to tears with her story as a HELLP Syndrom survivor, which she shares along with other honest and moving posts to help raise awareness of this potentially devastating condition.  She also writes amusing, and refreshingly honest posts on parenting and the fun and games that go hand in hand with bringing up twins.  Her posts always make me nod and smile, and this brilliant poem was no exception:

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An Ode To My Boys

I wait with a grimace as the words come, 
“twins, what a nightmare”, says the other mum, 
I smile, I nod, I try with all my might 
To keep my cool and not to bite 

Double trouble is hard, that much is true, 
But I can’t help but feel pity for you, 
How can you not see the joy that they bring, 
How seeing them hold hands, make my heart sing? 

How can you not look at those rosy cheeks, 
Those smiling faces and joyous shrieks, 
And not feel love fill up your soul,
Can you not see?  They make my heart whole 

My sons are not angels and sometimes can pout
And I have to admit patience sometimes runs out, 
But I know that is parenting, I always feel
Isn’t that after all part of the deal?

Some days may be testing but our love is full to the brim, 
And they always have a best friend to cheer when they win 
So, no matter what despite the killjoys
I thank my stars everyday, that I have my boys 

Yvonne says this:
I am a writer, reporter and sub-editor for a local newspaper.  

I also blog over at Double the Monkey Business.  I am a twin mummy and I spend my time trying (not always successfully) to juggle work with running after my cheeky nearly four-year-olds.  My blog focuses on my fight with HELLP syndrome and pre-eclampsia, as well as my journey through parenting.  We also do book reviews and a guest series #parentingscoop.  

I am also part of the Meet other Mums #blogsquad and I contribute to the #huffpost.  Gosh this makes me sounds really busy! 
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Please do pop by and show Yvonne some #bloglove.  You can find and follow her here:
Thank you so much Yvonne.  Such a beautiful poem, and I’m thrilled to be able to share it for you.

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22 thoughts on “An Ode To My Boys – Guest Post by Double The Monkey Business – #Cheers!

  1. Ah another lovely rhyme. I tend to say how in awe I am of twin parents because I found just one difficult and then when we had our second it was even more difficult! But I always think about the “if you think my hands are full you should see my heart” quote when I see parents with multiples – double the trouble, double the fun, double the love 🙂 xxx

  2. Ah Yvonne this is lovely! I often think it must be hard work to have more than one child, whether twins or not, but I LOVE sibling relationships and the bond between twins is gorgeous. What a happy poem xx

  3. It’s lovely to read
    Such a positive piece
    Though now I feel guilty
    For wanting five minutes peace!

    Perspective is helpful;
    There are some who have one
    Even sadder for those
    Who want one, but have none

    “Double the trouble”
    Is true when they’re bad
    But the thought of not having them
    Makes me too sad

    Twins really are special
    And whilst sometimes they test us
    It’s truly twice the love
    So on that, there’s consensus

    Between us because
    I do truly feel blessed
    Even if it means
    Rarely getting a rest!

    I frequently tell
    My two little girls
    How I am the luckiest
    Mama in the world

    So whenever I’m feeling
    Boggled or stressed
    I’ll think back to your poem
    And remember I’m blessed

    🙂 x

    1. *speechless*
      *standing ovation*

      Your rhyming comments are mind blowing and you knock my socks off every week with the beautiful poems that you create so seemingly effortlessly! Love this. Gorgeous comment for a gorgeous guest post xx

  4. This is so beautiful – I wholeheartedly agree about twins…my best friend is a twin and the bond she has with her sister is like no other. I love watching them together, truly the best of friends all their lives. What a gorgeous poem to your lovely twins! Thanks for linking up to #dreamteam x

  5. Love this poem! I have a four year old and my patience is not what it should be! But I love that they will have a best friend for life. Something which is just dawning on Monkey with Kipper’s arrival. Sometimes he looks so lonely I’m glad he won’t always have to play alone once Kippers on his feet! Popping by from #dreamteam

    1. There is such a switch once the littlest one can walk. It was as though my eldest suddenly realised that she’d got a new playmate overnight once he stood up. It is so lovely seeing them play together when we’re put and about and knowing they have each other. I can only imagine how special this must be for twins. Thanks so much for commenting 🙂 x

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