The first time, I came out of my C-section; my twins, Hailey and Matilda were both turned looking at daddy. They were quiet and just peacefully gazing at their new twin dad, as he gazed back lovingly. It showed me dads play an integral role in our kids’ lives.
I could tell in that instant there was a special connection between my twins and their daddy from day 1. It’s like they already knew him. He was their earthly protector and would be wrapped around their fingers for days to come. The first time I saw my Hailey, she was in daddy’s arms. My son knew he was daddy right away too and loves following him around everywhere!
There was a sense of peace about it all. He was their daddy and they knew it. They already recognized him and his voice was soothing for them.
Let’s have hopeful expectations of the dads in our kids’ lives, as they are sons of God and works of his great goodness (even on imperfect days).
I wanted to celebrate him by hearing his perspective of it all, so I gave him a Twinterview.
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Twinterview with a twin dad (my husband, Kevin).
Me: What do you think about having twins?
Kev: “I love my 2 girls, I can’t imagine not having one or the other.”
“It’s twice the love.”
Me: I remember it was a lot to handle as new parents.
Kev: “It was still really cool to hold 2 kids at the same time.”
Me: What is your biggest twin dad struggle?
Kev: “Feeling the guilt of: are they both getting the same amount of love, and making sure to not call them the wrong name.”
If you could tell a new twin dad something, what would you day?
“It gets easier and they are your twins too, so find ways to help when you can.”
Me:What is your favorite thing about being a twin dad?
Kev: “I love to hug them both at the same time.”
Me: What do you think as your twins are growing up?
Kev: “In the beginning, they were similar and now that they are growing up they are really coming into their own way of doing everything.”
Can any of your twin dads relate to these feelings?
We have twin girls and later had a little boy (we found out he was coming on my husband’s 3rd Father’s Day). I love the dad my hubby keeps growing into more and more with each season.
Simple ways to uplift twin dads: One of the biggest ways you can uplift dads, is to pray for them and thank them for the good you see them doing. They would like to be good dads, and even my husband admitted he always wished he could learn to be an even better dad.
I’m not great with buying gifts, so it works well for us to use our words of love and kids crafts to uplift daddy.
We also love:
-creating picture collages for him
-daddy daughter dance (we found one at our local YMCA)
-taking a picture with kids holding D-A-D (some programs help you add “we love you dad on the picture” too)
-cards for him that “if daddy was an animal, he would be a ____ and we would ___ together!”
-singing to him (a fun song is “Skidamarink” and this was a sweet youtube video with a helpful daddy)
-creating picture slideshows for him
-baking him a yummy treat he loves
-creating fun bucket lists with him (If I could do anything with my dad, I would…) and adding pictures of doing these bucket list events together in a scrapbook
-reading stories about daddy with him
You can find more giggles with daddy, family fun, and faith in my award-winning, #1 best-selling children’s picture book, “Zoe in Double Trouble”!
Prayer for Twin Dads:
Thank you for the strengths in your son, my husband, or twin dad partner. I love the man you created just for me and just for our children.
Thank you Jesus for our earthly protectors that we called dads for our children.
Put your armor of protection over twin dads and Lord while they are strengthened in you, let their hearts be softened in your love. Help us as parents to fight the right battles, not attack each other in our weak moments, but uplift each other to you when we feel overwhelmed as parents.
Help us to see the gifts in the twin dads you blessed our children with and help us to see how to help them be their best twin dad self.
Thank you Jesus that you bless us with partners as parents and that if we feel alone, you find your way into our hearts to give us the strength to carry us through.
For the moms who are unable to have a twin dad help, please bring people in their life that can come to help them and keep them going.
Thank you Jesus for all that you’ve done for us. We are so thankful to lead our families in love to you.
In Jesus’ name we pray,
You can find more giggles with daddy, family fun, and faith in my award-winning, #1 best-selling children’s picture book, “Zoe in Double Trouble”! Spread the love and join us for Twin Momspiration Tuesdays and family love @yourtwinmom on FB, IG, Twitter, Pinterest and get momspired with Your Twin Momspiration Newsletter. We have a private Your Twin Mom Group for twin moms with prayer requests, mom questions, and uplifting FB Lives too!
Have a blessed time celebrating the twin dads in your life!! What are your favorite ways to uplift the twin dads in your life?