Adventures in Twin-Land

claire_fpower4.jpgLast week my twin daughters, Claire and Olivia, turned 4 years of age. So far I have not only survived, but become a better person. They were born and grew into amazing little people right before my eyes. Each has developed a distinct personality. Claire (Left) is the rough and tumble one, and is a total Barney freak. Olivia on the other hand, loves Dora and anything to do with princesses.

Courtesy of my sister-in-law, who was babysitting them at the time, here’s a funny story about the twins. I had been reading them the story of the three little pigs and the big bad wolf for several nights before this occurred.

Olivia was outside the front screen door trying to get back inside. Claire was holding the door shut. Olivia was shouting, “Claire Claire let me in”. Claire replied, “Not by the hair of my chinny chin chin”. Talk about taking a story to heart.

olivia4.jpgOlivia (Right) is mom’s girl, except when she isn’t around. Claire on the other hand had been dad’s girl from the start. It just worked out that way.

When they arrive home in the evening off the bus from preschool, the first thing Claire has to do is change into a T-shirt and pajama bottoms, preferably ones with a Barney theme. Olivia strips off all her clothes, except for her panties and then she is comfortable. Finally, they demand to be served chocolate milk. They then hit the couch for some TV. Relaxation techiniques – they have that down pat.

damian.jpgBig brother, Damian, who is now 6 years old, is the boss of the house for now, but momentum is swinging. He’s been able to control things so far, but now the sisters are almost as tall as he, and are starting to push back. Damian will be in for a shock in another year. Two against one won’t be something he’ll enjoy. I chuckle thinking about it, because, really, he has no concept of what awaits him.

Photos: Cindy Davis (Mom)

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10 Responses to Adventures in Twin-Land

  1. stamperdad says:

    Thanks for the comments Judi.

    Steve

  2. Aunt Judi says:

    Glad it’s you with this experience Steve and not me. I keep young through my travels. Damien will be glad he doesn’t have two older sisters that pick on him! Hope I get to visit this summer as they have sure changed over the last 3 years… Nice to keep updated with such great pictures, thanks Cindy. Take care. Judi

  3. stamperdad says:

    Thanks for taking the time to read. Glad you enjoyed the posting.

    Steve

  4. Thanks for bringing me up-to-date Steve on the little family. You are handling it all well. You get younger while the rest of us get older!! Cindy, all your pictures have been the best – great photographer! I thought the girls would like that kind of book, but they get so many presents from all the Aunts, I’m never quite sure what to send them. Love to all, Mom

  5. stamperdad says:

    Thanks Mada for your comments from personal experience.

    Steve

  6. Mada says:

    Gorgeous kids!

    As the older sibling of twins, I wish Damian lots of luck! The sooner he learns that even if they’re younger they WILL win because there’s two of them, the better!

    On the other hand, now that we’re all adults, I love having twin “little” brothers!

  7. stamperdad says:

    Thanks for all the comments. Glad you enjoyed reading the adventures.

    Steve

  8. Cindy Davis says:

    AHHH THIS IS my favorite post so far!! Love yah!! Cindy

  9. Carol says:

    LOL! That is great! Keep up the good work Steve!

  10. Karen says:

    Cute! Thanks for emailing me the link, I enjoyed reading it.

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