One of the coolest things about having twin children is watching their two little unique personalities simultaneously emerging. Lately I’ve been delighting in the very different preferences that they are developing. Emily is a bigtime cuddle bug, while Madeline is usually content on her own. Emily is a pretty good eater, but we’ve been having a lot of difficulty getting Madeline to try new things. When the meal doesn’t appeal to her, Madeline gives her food away to Emily. Little stinker!
Emily is the more nurturing of the two. She pats her baby dolls on the back and puts them down for naps. When Madeline throws herself on the floor in a tantrum, Emily starts patting her and saying, “S’ok, s’ok” (it’s ok, it’s ok). What a sweet sister!
Most of the time they get along pretty well. They like to chase each other around the house and jump on the bed together (much to Mommy’s frustration). Occasionally they will sit together for a quiet activity like coloring.
Last weekend Daddy took Emily to get her shots while Mommy stayed home with Maddie. Several times that morning Maddie would search for her twin and call out her name.
I sometimes wonder if twins behave the same as singleton siblings. Did your children care for each other and look out for one another?