I try to keep this blog roughly focused around chairs and vintage furniture and mid century coolness, but as regular readers will know, every so often it veers off into family and life and nonsense. Today is one of those days.
As you may or may not know, two of our three amazing kiddos are twins – yes, yes, double trouble, crikey I’ve got my hands full, yes it was a surprise, yes they are identical, no they don’t run in the family (they run everywhere, ha ha) – and having twins means that from the moment they were born, I heard these phrases a lot. A lot. And most of the time it was fine, because it’s just people being interested and making small talk, but when you haven’t slept for 4 years and have changed approximately 2 million nappies in the last 24 hours and it’s taken you 45 minutes just to get out the front door, my responses weren’t always that friendly.
Thankfully the days of nappy changing and sleepless nights are well behind us, as their seventh birthday looms, but there is of course always the double element – birthdays require 2 cakes, (which is no real hardship to me) for example. Costs double, time doubles, (whatever is done with/for one twin must be done with/for the other), energy and effort doubles. And what you get back, in love and pride and amazement and inspiration doubles, too.
The Happy Chair Company is on the verge of taking a bit of leap and branching out in a slightly different direction (sorry for being cryptic, but I don’t want to say too much until it’s an absolute cert), and it will involve organising and running two things concurrently. Doubling up, if you will. Right now, I don’t know if I can do it. It’s a big risk, with a potentially big reward.
Could be Double Trouble.
Could be Twice The Fun.
I’ll let you know.
As next Monday brings us not only a Bank Holiday but also the aforementioned birthday, there’ll be no blog from me – I’ll be busy assisting with the eating of two cakes.
Have a great couple of weeks!