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Double Trouble Twice the Fun

2011 March 31
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by Helen Mason

As I sit here trying to stay calm our evil I mean wonderful twins are seriously playing me up.

Nothing unusual just the same as most nights, when I put them to bed they decide they are hungry, not tired, have tummy ache, and really anything else which pops into their head.

I feel myself start to panic at the thought of them falling asleep in class or contracting various illnesses due to lack of sleep. This is never the case as they wake up before me bright and breezy full of new ways to tie me knots whilst plotting their next move. I feel I should add at this point it is only 8pm, but it feels so much later.

Poppy and Tom

Well I am hoping this will get easier when they get their own rooms. We are in the middle of having two new bedrooms built. They have never slept in separate rooms since the day they were born and it does seem a little sad.

In my experience twins do have that special bond, this doesn’t mean they don’t fight like any other siblings, but they are also fiercely protective of each other, and as they were learning to speak one always knew what the other said which was always handy and saved me from a few frustrated tantrums.

From the outset the crying was double although always in turns, I always felt this was to prolong the agony, an elaborate plan they conjured up whilst lying side by side in the same cot.

They play a game where Poppy is the princess and Tom is her dog, she walks around with him on a lead he is very submissive while she acts like a dominatrix slightly disturbing although very innocent, and fantastic role play just as long as this doesn’t go on much past the age of five.

The other day they both appeared dressed as princess’s fully clad in pink satin dresses, tiara’s and high heals sporting the latest coral lipstick they found in my make up bag, Poppy looked pretty whilst Tom wouldn’t have looked out of place as Widow Twanky in in the local panto.

School has also been a challenge, they are in the same class which is great until recently when they were ill, at different times! Even the mere mention of the absent twin resulted in floods of tears and a minor melt down.

Tom is the organised tidy one he folds his clothes, packs away toys and has the best personal hygiene of a four year old I have ever known. I feel very honoured to have a boy like this as his older brother floats around in what we call Jack land leaving a trail of destruction with a unique odour I can only compare to a Labrador.

Poppy can best be described as Quirky, it’s a word which has described her perfectly since the day she was born. She speaks her mind and can be brutally honest, sometimes too much so but alway’s in good faith. Just last week she had one of these moments as a lady came out of a shop in Grassington, Poppy asked in her usual stage whisper if the lady really should be eating the ice cream she was holding as she had a very big bottom. I fear that ice cream may have been dropped in the nearest bin!

Without a doubt having twins is so much fun and can only enrich your life more than you can ever imagine, oh and I am only joking when I refer to them as evil twins, they missed the 06/06 /06 date by only a few hours other wise I really would be scared !

5 Responses leave one →
  1. April 1, 2011

    Fab blog. I love twins (wonder why that it!) I think you’re right about twins having a special bond. Mine and Vicky’s connection was spooky at times as children. Oh and we shared a bedroom til we were 18! Good move getting them their own rooms! Xxxx

  2. Donna monica permalink
    April 1, 2011

    Great blog Hun, I bet you feel cleansed at the fact you blogged before going away LOL I can’t wait to see the new rooms, but it will be strange for them sleeping on their own! It’s the same with Cameron and Harrison, I know Cameron can’t wait to get his own room but I know they will miss there whispering litle conversations after lights out, and I actually feel sad about that too. Like poppy and Tom though they are like chalk and cheese when it comes to being tidy, Cameron runs his half of the room like an army barracks whilst harrison is proving to me that a wardrobe is not necessary and the floor does just as good a job! On the other side of coin though is personnal hygiene where Harrison wins hands down, he will shower willingly and emerge smelling of my Jo Malone that I save for special occasions!!! Whereas Cameron has to be cajoled, and monitored whilst in the shower as I swear he would come back out dry!
    Keep on blogging but most of all keep on cherishing the moments :0) x

    • Donna Monica Clark permalink
      April 1, 2011

      Well where all packed and ready to go, hope you have a great time in Northumberland and the weathers good. We are leaving the builders too it, they say it will all be finished by the time we get home so you’ll have to come over and see us next week.

      See you soon, love to you all x

  3. dad permalink
    April 1, 2011

    YOU CANT CALL THE RUGRATS EVIL YOU KNOW THEY WERE PUT ON THIS EARTH TO CREATE FUN FOR ALL OF US,ANYWAY I CAN REMEMBER A CERTAIN SOMEONE WHO NEVER WENT TO BED WHEN SHE WAS SENT YES SHE WENT UPSTAIRS THEN CAME DOWN WITH SOME LAME EXCUSE AS TO WHY SHE COULD NOT SLEEP KNOWING THAT AFTER 3 OR 4 TIMES WE WOULD GIVE IN ,ALRIGHT YOU WHERE 18 AT THE TIME BUT WHATS AGE GOT TO DO WITH IT ANYWAY IF I BABYSIT I LET THEM STOP UP[MUCH TO ROSIES DISGUST, SHE HERDS THEM UPSTAIRS LIKE SHEEP .DOES DISNEY KNOW WHAT ITS IN FOR ,WILL WATCH THE NEWS FOR SCENES OF RIOTING.HAVE FUN, LOVE YOU ALL HAPPY MUMS DAY.LOVE MUM XX

  4. dad permalink
    April 1, 2011

    have a great time and give the kids a big hug from grandad your blog made me smile

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