March Break with the Twins

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Posted by vera | Posted in Parenting | Posted on 27-03-2010

IMG_2927There comes a time in the realm of twins parenting when a parent might finally feel brave enough to embark on an overnight adventure alone with his or her multiples.  For me, this moment was March Break 2010.

Although I have taken several overnight trips alone with each individual boy, this is the first time I have been brave enough to attempt such an adventure with both Alex and Simon. 

They are almost 6 years old – old enough to happily “read” books in the car and play simple gamboy games, but young enough to still fall asleep for an hour or so on the longer stretches of a road trip. And so, this March, we headed out of town to the next province, 5.5 hours away, stopping only for lunch along the way.

After an overnight in Montreal, we drove to Quebec City.  My original plan was to keep heading east towards PEI, however, I recognized my limitations as a “single parent” (my husband stayed home to do some work around the house), and opted instead to spend a night in Montebello, the world’s largest log cabin, on the way back to Toronto.

Although I found single parenting of multiples exhausting, I also really enjoyed this special time with my boys (yes, even at 11 p.m. when they were still wide awake in the hotel after having slept three hours in the car, lol!)

It was rewarding to see their neurons expanding as they realized just how big our country is!

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