I need a new one. My standby for the past two and a half years has been, "I can't. I have twins." It's been awesome. I use it for everything:
"Mom, can I have friends over?"
"I have twins, sorry."
"Can you be a soccer coach/room mom/playgroup coordinator?"
"Well, I sure would, if I didn't have these twins."
"Honey, you're looking hot tonight..."
It's gotten out of hand recently.
"Can you make me a sandwich?"
"No, I have twins."
"I can't find my shoes!"
"Mom, why can't I go further out into the ocean?"
"BECAUSE I HAVE TWINS!"
The last exchange happened only yesterday. Pathetic, I know, but valid, right? If Ethan started drowning and I went to save him, who would hold the clingy twins on their lap?
So, I'm thinking that when the twins hit three in November, people are not going to let me get away with my favorite excuse any more. Any ideas of what I can say to get out of the next three years? Otherwise, skeptics or no, I'm sticking with this one, at least until they're 18.