The twins are going through a tough phase. They are struggling with a sense of what is “normal”. Being shifted from daycare where they are spoonfed at meals and babied more than toddlers should be, to home where Mommy asks them to hand her things and “help” put things away is a hard transition for them. Because of their daycare schedule, their naptimes have gotten irregular or skipped altogether.
I think that’s why lately Emily has been really whiny and Madeline has been bratty to Emily.
But every now and then they get along, no one’s throwing a tantrum, and life is amazing.
They look so old here, so different from the frail babies they once were.
I have to remind myself sometimes that they are working hard at growing and learning, just like Mommy is working hard at being a teacher. Sometimes it’s just not easy being a toddler.