We have had a rather splendid day, playing, building bird nests and having cuddles. Ok we did have meltdown of supreme proportions when twin girl ‘accidently’ elbowed twin boy in the eye and we also had affection of even extreme proportions when twin boy and girl demonstrated their love for each other. Let me explain….
I heard them giggling down the stairs and I smiled inwardly loving the fact that my children were playing perfectly together. I was sitting with baby beautiful watching her throw sweet potato and turkey around the floor saving me the problem of feeding the dopey hound later. I heard them approach the dining room and they were holding hands, an image any twin mother revels in. I almost popped open with pride.
They came in the room, smiling like angels, happily whispering together. “Mummy,” said twin girl, ‘look at me and Owen, we love each other so much.” The tears started to prick at my eyes, I love being part of this harmonious family.
“Watch mummy” grinned Twin boy “I am going to kiss and hug my sister”
These thoughts ran through my mind as I watched my two five year olds cuddle. “Clearly I am a marvellous mother, how else can one create such adorable creatures, clearly I am a perfect parent, my children don’t fight they kiss and hug”
Twin boy and girl broke from their hug and looked at each other and then twin boy leaned in for the kill. With mouths wide open he and twin girl proceeded to attempt what could have only been described in my youth as a full on snog.
Too shocked to speak my mouth hung open like the entrance to a cavernous cave.
“We saw it on the tele.” whooped twin girl.
Christ alive, note to self never sneakingly watch the soaps when you think they are playing quietly, they miss nothing, they have eyes everywhere.
Please don’t tell social services but I made them show he who helped create them (who almost choked on a cocktail of laughter and shock) before trying to re-educate my kids!