A special bond will always exist between twins. Whether the twins are identical or fraternal, there is a special kind of closeness, that only they can grasp, but we get a glimpse of every so often…
Nap time: Boys wake up and I can hear their little voices over the monitor. They are being awfully chatty. They sound like they have a lot of things on their mind. When I go upstairs to take a peak, I find them huddled together on the rocking chair, with books in their laps (oh, and their pacifiers too – only for naps!)
It was a very special moment, that I was glad to capture on film. It was cute how close they were AND I was proud they were reading
The next moment is bitter sweet. Mason hit Cameron on the head, with a red block. Hard. Cameron was a little stunned afterwards according to the nanny. I came in to find Mason in time out, sobbing. So I get the scoop from the nanny, and then go over to Mason, who refuses to apologize. Since he wont apologize he needs to go back to time out.
When my boys were little and not very verbal, they apologized to each other by rubbing the other twin on the head. It has now evolved to a head rub and the words “Sorry Cameron or Masie” .
Well, I took Mason over to apologize to Cameron and he refused for about the third time. So Cameron took hold of Mason’s hand and rubbed his own head and then went right back to playing with the blocks. I found this especially touching because Cameron didn’t want his brother to go back to time out. Cameron had clearly moved on and wanted his brother to stop crying, even though Mason was the one who had hurt him.
Brotherly Love xoxo
Not all twin moments are perfect. They are toddlers after all, and we are working hard on sharing and playing nicely with one another. But as I have learnt from all the advice you readers have given me – whatever stage we are in they will get through it and so will I
What stage are your kids in now, and is there a certain thing you are struggling with at the moment?
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