I am beginning to notice a dilemma…i have one twin who loves to potter around inside, not get to messy, not eat much and is quite clingy..although she has a lovely sense of humour and seems to enjoy pretty dresses and ‘things'. She really likes her personal space when playing though.
My other twin absolutely loves outdoors, climbs everything, takes risks constantly, loves to eat, loves messy activities but enjoys helping mummy clean, pack up and sweep after mess has been made. She enjoys being the little helper but feels she needs to ‘put' her sister on this path too!
Fantastic i hear you say…..but did i mention she climbs??? Having previously studied child development i know that both girls are perfectly normal…especially with their differences, but it is making it increasingly hard to meet both their needs some days!
I guess this is the beauty…and hard part of twins! As a parent you get to share in the different personality quirks but also despair with just how different they are at times…and therefore how different their needs often are.
We often marvel at the fact that we could see many of these differences from when they were only a few weeks old and they have just developed as they have grown older! I wonder how many other parents of twins experience this or are our girls just too different?
Tara is my monkey and just to clever for her (or my) own good! This is her latest ‘trick' . I have no idea how she dreamt this one up……