As a new mom to two kids under 2, I'm acutely aware of what works and doesn't work when it comes to life with two small humans. In fact, 95 percent of life is spent trying to figure out the logistics of moving two tiny humans around while making sure everyone gets what they need when they need it. There are a lot of things that would be helpful to a mom of multiple littles, and avoiding the cruelest things you could do to a mom with two kids under 2 definitely tops the list. Sometimes it's not about what you do, but about what you don't do, that can make all the different to an exhausted, sleep-deprived, overwhelmed mom.
I'm currently a mom to a 21-pound almost-2-year-old and a 5 pound 2-week-old. Luckily, we don't have to leave the house very often yet, but when we do, it's just about all I can do to figure out how we're going to get in and out of places and how I'm going to manage to corral my daughter while keeping my newborn son happy. Like most soon-to-be 2-year-olds, my daughter doesn't exactly listen to reason, and she certainly isn't able to walk on her own for very long without going rogue. Sidewalks? Yeah, well, we're still working on that concept, along with the concept of holding hands in parking lots.
Because so many people have kids two years (or a little less) apart, it's easy to think that it's somehow totally manageable. Well, I'm realizing it's sort of not. Give me a few months and hopefully I'll have another story to report, but until then, here's a list of the cruelest things you could possibly do to a mom with two kids under 2: