As any parent of twins knows, raising two children who are the same age is often challenging. Raising any child is challenging, but two cranky, fussy, messy, overtired 19 month olds can be very tough. Trying to hold said children at the same time on top of a 9 month pregnant belly is a bit ridiculous and quite comical if you try to picture it! (I try not too!) But hopefully these are the moments we will forget as time moves on. What I hope we will always remember is the bond they share. Recently we have seen more evidence of this and it is so much fun to watch.
For instance, Karissa always makes sure that when I am getting her sippy cup ready, I am also getting one ready for Kaylee. When we take walks if Karissa gets ahead of Kaylee she will stop and turn around and say "Kaykee" and wait until Kaylee catches up. This past summer I had taken them to a park and they lost sight of each other for a few minutes. When they met up agan, they ran towards each other, gave each other hugs and both fell over. This morning Kaylee woke up before Karissa, so we got her out of bed and brought her in to snuggle with us in our room. Kaylee immediately ran back to her bedroom get Karissa. Today, when the girls were in the jogger and Karissa was crying, Kaylee put her hand on Karissa's knee to comfort her. Tonight at dinner, they had a great time entertaining each other by sticking grapes out of their mouths and trying to eat the same piece of spaghetti.
Of course they are not perfect and we must also live through the moments when they are stealing toys away, pulling hair and trying to push each other off my lap, but we know that in another moment or two if we are lucky we might get another glimpse of that twin bond.