Hi there! I’m new here to Everyday Childhood, and I’ll be hosting Twin Tuesday here each week. I am thrilled to be a part of things here, so let’s get this started! My name is Cassandra, but you can call me Cass. I met Kelly via Twitter, and we were “virtual friends” for months before we realized we live a five-minute walk from each other!
Other things I am known for: Being a parent of twins. Being snarky. Making fun of Shake Weight Commercials. Hating baby poop in my fingernails. Harboring a love for ten dollar words. Being obsessed with NHL hockey. Golfing terribly. Being the most prolific karaoke’er of “Summer Lovin” on the planet. Hating football. Maintaining a 1:20 ratio of speeding tickets received to number of times stopped for speeding.
Things I really should be known for: Having a degree in Political Science (I do). Being a great cook (I am, if you like healthy, creative meals that involve a lot of wine drinking). Creating epic 1990’s hip hop playlists (totally). Being a lash-lengthening mascara aficionado (yep). Studying the violin for 20+ years (check). Liking craft beers (double check). Tirelessly advocating for my able-bodied child as well as my two disabled children (yeppers).
Other things you should know about me before we continue our relationship: I am from Phoenix. I used to work in IT, but now I am a stay-at-home mom. I have three children—two of these children use power wheelchairs, due to a type of Muscular Dystrophy called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). I am tall. I have big ears. I sometimes drop f-bombs. I hate going to Wal-Mart. I like to whine, but don’t like whiners. I run. I like beer and wine. Also flip-flops. And Canada. Also cheese. And Mexican food. Also the Beastie Boys. And I’m a fan of lists. And incomplete sentences. Apparently.
I like to write. I like funny. I like my kids. I like to write funny things about my kids. My primary role here is to share my reflections on twin parenthood, parenting disabled children and parenthood in general–though not everything I write will relate to those topics. This is my day of the week–who knows what streams of consciousness will flow from my over-sized man-hands and through to my keyboard? It’s a pleasure to meet your acquaintance–hang around for a spell.