Thursday, March 24, 2011

10 Twin Questions (say that ten times fast)

1-  Are they identical?  Uh, no they're not. You know, because one is a boy and one is a girl.  Thank goodness we don't get asked that anymore.

2- Who is older?  He is.  By one whole minute.

3-  Do they have a secret "twin" language?  No, they talk like any other 4 year olds.  Meaning I only understand what they are saying half the time.

4-  Do they act alike?  Well, one is a boy and one is a girl, so not really.  He likes trucks, trains and anything John Deere.  She prefers Barbies, skirts and the color pink.

5-  Do twins run in your family?  Uh, no.  Maybe.  We're not sure.

6-  What is the hardest part?  Now that they're older it's pretty easy.  But that first week home from the hospital when I got about 4 hours of sleep, total, and they went through 140 diapers in the first six days.  That was rough.  Yes, I did say 140.  One hundred forty cute little newborn diapers.  Gone.  Filling up our local landfill.  Thanks babies.

7-  "Twins, that must be hard.  I could never do that."  Trust me people, if I can do it, anyone can.  Now triplets, scary...

8-  Do they get along?  Actually they do.  Up until about six months ago they shared a room.  We finally separated them because it was turning into an all night party.  Sometimes when they're watching TV they will end up sitting almost on top of each other.  It's almost like that personal bubble that most of us have doesn't exist between the two of them.

9-  Do they fight?  As a matter of fact, yes they do.  Every day, at least once.  Usually over who gets to sit in the middle or who gets to choose the show or what color the sky is.

10-  Do you like having twins?  Yes!  It's fun to have two kids going through the same experiences and ending up with different reactions.  Plus it was nice to get two kids in one shot.  That translated to less time potty training.  That was a very good thing.  See question 6 if you don't believe me.

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