We are at a time where age doesn’t matter between my two. It’s closed and moved on from when they were a newborn and a toddler. I pretty much treat, give and parent them exactly alike at the moment. We are gearing up for MM to join B at the school gates. I have to say as much as I said in the past, she is shy and I think she will be one of those screaming come drop off time, I actually think now she is ready. I think she wants to be so much like her brother in every way she would run into class just to tell him she is in to school, now too.
There isn’t a moment she isn’t trying to show him what she can do or what she has learned while she is at preschool or even gymnastics or Spanish class. It’s hilarious watching her spill out her knew skills and abilities each week to him. He is so good with her, he nods along and says good job in all the right places. He is so supportive of her in that way. I often wonder when it will turn in to who can do it better? With not much of an age gap, I am sure it will come. I remember it well with my own siblings but we had bigger age gaps between us all. Or will we possibly go through their childhood with them encouraging each other the whole way? Wouldn’t that be a blessing?
TOGETHER THEY ARE LOVING…
Time with their cousins in America.
Getting back into a routine (if you can believe it).
Watching snow fall (but angry that it didn’t stick).
Painting, a new obsession for both of them.
Racing on their scooters to the park.
Playing playdoh with Granny.
A new bedtime routine with story time, once a week, from Gramma via Facetime.
They always seem to be creating a new game to play together or telling each other long winded stories. The kind of stories Mommy and Daddy listen half heartedly but they listen to each other, holding onto each and every word to recall later. My two have the funniest conversations together. I love washing the dishes and listening to them chat away in the other room. Half the time I mean to write some of them down to look back at later in life and laugh because let me tell you there are some fab ones to retell. Do you ever just sit and ease drop on your children’s conversations?
We had the best time in America for the holidays. It was amazing watching them bond and play with their older cousins that we haven’t seen in awhile. It’s one of those catch 22 things where I am so grateful we get to be there and spend quality time together but then I get so emotional that it can’t always be like that and us always all be together. I hate those mixed emotions sometimes but I also wouldn’t ever give up the opportunity to see them even for a second verses never. The cousin all had such a good laugh and there were such a difference in ages that the oldest ones looked after the tweenagers and they looked after the toddlers. It was great.
My two are getting to the age where they understand more and more about family in different countries and appreciating our time in America when we get to go. Yet they don’t understand the price tag of those kind of trips and seem to be asking more and more why can’t we go back more often? If only, children, trust me I would be on the plane each weekend if I could. But they talk between each other about what they will do the next time they go to America and it’s become one of my favorite subject to listen to them talk about. I am bias, I know.
I have called them my fake twins for so long I can’t remember when it first came out but more and more they are actually starting to look it. MM is catching up with B in height and when they sit down especially at a restaurant where the table is hiding their legs their torsos are the same. I get people asking me all the time if they are twins. I don’t think people get my humor when I say, yes, my fake twins. hahaha I love making people contemplate something.
But my favorite time with them two is definitely when we go on holiday somewhere or family days out, no matter where that is. They always seem to behave and get along better when we aren’t at home. Even if it’s a day out somewhere they are like best pals. When we travel they sit on the airplane and entertain each other for hours and hours. It’s like they have a different code for traveling in which is states they must be inseparable at all times and yet at home the code is broken because he is looking at me while I drink my breakfast milk! It made Christmas very happy and peace because of course we weren’t home. Do your children get along better out of the house then in it? I would love to know.
This is my fourth year doing this Siblings Project with Dear Beautiful and her lovely cohosts. I love looking back and reading how their dynamics were working and how they were getting along and what they have been up to each month together. They have seemed like a pretty solid team for the most part leading up to now, I am still waiting for that ball to drop and it all change on me. My siblings and I used to fight like cats and dogs. Until then, I will continue to mush over them being my little fake twins in all it’s glory.