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Old 27.01.2015, 12:45
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Wait until they start walking and talking... Then, believe me, it won't be that much fun anymore!
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lalalala can't hear you lalalalala

I actually thought it was more fun at the talking and walking stage personally.
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Old 27.01.2015, 13:06
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Apparently this still happens here. Last year I was shocked to see a baby left sleeping in a bike trailer (Anhänger) in a Coop parking lot. The bike was locked but the baby was just a zippered panel away from being snatched. I know that Switzerland is safe but I wouldn't want to risk my child's life on that assumption. I waited around for a while before riding away on my own bike - I was so paranoid that something could happen ... And then a young man came out and rode off. I almost said something but then worried that maybe this is the norm here and who am I to stick my nose in ...

The Young man showed a relaxed attitude ... t'Sach nöd äso äng gesee
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Old 27.01.2015, 13:09
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I actually thought it was more fun at the talking and walking stage personally.
Since having these babies I've come to the conclusion there are two kinds of people in the world. Half of them say "just hang in there, in ____ months it'll get so much better" and the other half say "just you wait, in ____ months you'll REALLY have your hands full"!

So I smile and joke with both kinds of people - since my best guess, based on these first six months' experience, is that they're both right.

Very very occasionally it starts to get a bit much and I spare a moment to wonder whether I should wear a sign. Yes, they're twins. No, not identical. Different plumbing. Yes, my hands are full, and do you know what? I am really really enjoying it. Wouldn't have them empty again for the world.
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Old 27.01.2015, 13:13
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Apparently this still happens here. Last year I was shocked to see a baby left sleeping in a bike trailer (Anhänger) in a Coop parking lot. The bike was locked but the baby was just a zippered panel away from being snatched. I know that Switzerland is safe but I wouldn't want to risk my child's life on that assumption.
It's probably a thousand times more likely statistically that the baby dies in a traffic accident on the way home in the bike trailer than gets snatched.

Babies getting randomly snatched by strangers is really very rare.
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Very very occasionally it starts to get a bit much and I spare a moment to wonder whether I should wear a sign. Yes, they're twins. No, not identical. Different plumbing. Yes, my hands are full, and do you know what? I am really really enjoying it. Wouldn't have them empty again for the world.

Meanwhile, Daddy's sign will say: No, I'm not hungover: I have twins. Please wake me up at XXXXXXX station. Thank you.
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Old 27.01.2015, 13:36
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It's probably a thousand times more likely statistically that the baby dies in a traffic accident on the way home in the bike trailer than gets snatched.

Babies getting randomly snatched by strangers is really very rare.
Exactly. It was one of those moments where you wonder "Am I over-reacting? Is this perhaps just the way it's done here?" It's why I ended up not saying anything. But I couldn't help hanging around, just to be sure nothing happened ...
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Old 27.01.2015, 13:57
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I actually thought it was more fun at the talking and walking stage personally.

The shopping?

Early this month I managed to lose my daughter in a big 3M Migros. A good 20 minutes of panic until someone brought her back to the info desk.

My baby son was happily snugged against me in his ergo baby carrier. Which basically kills my back and makes the loading and unloading of the shopping trolley quite a challenge, but at least I know where he is!

Oh, and did I tell you of the joys of my two eldest bickering in the fruit aisles, running after each other, and asking - or rather nagging - every two seconds if they can have this or that? And what about the whining, "are we finiiiiiished?"

I love my kids, whatever the age, but not during shopping time
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Old 27.01.2015, 14:43
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...For two little people who can't even talk yet I find them remarkably entertaining company.
They are adorable!
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Old 27.01.2015, 15:26
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Oh, I'm sure they would. It's more for my own peace of mind: I can't live with the worry (statistically insignificant though I know it is) that I get knocked down by a bus or something and can't get back to them and what if I'm unconscious or comatose and can't tell anyone I've got small children at home, and they'd be on their own - not even together, alone in their beds, hungry and poopy and crying and crying - for six or seven more hours until daddy comes home from work that night.

Look, I never said it was rational.

Anyway I love taking them out with me. Honest. For two little people who can't even talk yet I find them remarkably entertaining company.
I couldn't agree more with you there. Even though the risk of something happening to either you or them is very low it is still there.
There's also probably a local aspect to take into consideration too. The people all know each other and if one of them had an accident or whatever there would be people questioning where her babies were and going yo the house to check etc.

And babies are very entertaining once they're a couple if months old.

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Since having these babies I've come to the conclusion there are two kinds of people in the world. Half of them say "just hang in there, in ____ months it'll get so much better" and the other half say "just you wait, in ____ months you'll REALLY have your hands full"!

So I smile and joke with both kinds of people - since my best guess, based on these first six months' experience, is that they're both right.

Very very occasionally it starts to get a bit much and I spare a moment to wonder whether I should wear a sign. Yes, they're twins. No, not identical. Different plumbing. Yes, my hands are full, and do you know what? I am really really enjoying it. Wouldn't have them empty again for the world.
Every stage has it's merits in my opinion and none are worse than the other just different. They are discovering new things every day and it's just an amazing thing to be able to watch them do it. I wouldn't gave swapped it for anything.

For me personally the most difficult time was the two months between one and three months of age. The initial euphoria had worn off, hubby had gone back to work and my mother had gone home and the endless feeding, changing, and burping cycles seemed relentless. Lack if sleep probably contributed a large part to that.
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No not the shopping in particular. Shopping is really a very small part of the weekly routine and at that stage there are so many fun things you can do with them.
The age when they start to be mobile but are not walking was hardest when shopping for me . Stopping him climbing out of the shopping trolley or grabbing food and eating it was a complete nightmare.
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Old 27.01.2015, 15:45
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...Stopping him climbing out of the shopping trolley or grabbing food and eating it was a complete nightmare.
The grabbing of food and eating it never really goes away with a boy though, does it?
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Old 27.01.2015, 16:25
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The grabbing of food and eating it never really goes away with a boy though, does it?
Oh no, in fact it gets worse. Shopping with a teenager is also infinitely worse than a toddler.
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Old 28.01.2015, 14:06
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Re: Someone stole my shopping!

Possibly you could consider this incident as an inexpensive 'wake up call'. Now you will be more vigilant, possibly avoiding a more hazardous event that was to happen in your future but now might be thwarted by your added vigilance . Never know how things could be if these any other experiences never happened. After all, isn't it A Wonderful Life.....
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Old 28.01.2015, 15:48
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Possibly you could consider this incident as an inexpensive 'wake up call'. Now you will be more vigilant, possibly avoiding a more hazardous event that was to happen in your future but now might be thwarted by your added vigilance . Never know how things could be if these any other experiences never happened. After all, isn't it A Wonderful Life.....
Nah, it's just some old dear who's lost her marbles and found someone else's shopping. It will come to us all.
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