It Took Over Two Years to Unpack My Toiletry Bag

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I just found and unpacked my hospital bag. My twins are two and a half years old. Yep. I’m just gonna let that sink in for a minute.

Rather than being surprised that it took me two and a half years to unpack my toiletry bag, I merely thought, “So that’s where my good tweezers* have been.” I didn’t even chuckle or say “huh.”

It wasn’t until I was lying in bed a week later that I realized that most twin-less people would think two and a half years to unpack a toiletry bag was excessive.

If you are one of the many people who have said to me, “I’ve always wanted twins,” I would like you to ask yourself if you could wait two and a half years to unpack your toiletry bag.

That is all.

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(*Also, why did I think I needed to bring tweezers to hospital for the birth of twins? I am pretty sure my mom brushed my hair on the fifth or sixth day of hospitalization, and my husband brushed my teeth after I made it out of the ICU… But shame on them for not doing my eyebrows? Being overprepared shows just how underprepared I was.)

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3 thoughts on “It Took Over Two Years to Unpack My Toiletry Bag

  1. This is exactly why I never unpack my toilet kit (I just bought extra stuff and leave one packed in my carry-in all the time) — who has time to unpack anything??? I sometimes even remember to squeeze some more shampoo into the tiny bottle when I get home. If not, I can find more shampoo on my next trip 🙂 At this period in my life, it’s not like I’m traveling anywhere so exotic that I can’t borrow or buy more supplies.

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