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Monday, December 19, 2011

The Perfect Day

Boys, it's time to get up!  The Daniel and Douglas 500 has begun!! 

Both kids hop out of bed with the anticipation of a great day ahead.  They go potty all by themselves, including washing and drying their hands completely.  They both handle getting dressed with no issues or whining, including those pesky socks.  They head back into the bathroom to brush their teeth themselves.  Now I'm starting to get curious.

They head downstairs and get bagels for breakfast.  I help them spread the cream cheese and pour the milk.  They eat and chat with no problems or spills.  After they're finished they bring their plates and cups into the kitchen and put them in the dishwasher.  Now I'm starting to get intrigued.

They then put on their sneakers and I help them tie their shoes (they are still 4 after all).  They put on their coats (including zippers), gloves and hats and get into the car.  They buckle themselves in with no problems.  Now I'm starting to get worried.

I make it to school right on time.  They unbuckle themselves, grab their lunches from the front seat and head into school.  They hang up their jackets on the proper hooks and put their lunches away.  They give a cursory wave and say goodbye daddy as they dive into some legos.

I come home from work and the boys are already quietly eating dinner. After dinner it's upstairs and into the bath.  There's no whining, no fighting, they willingly go into the bath and play.  No problems washing and getting them into pajamas and all ready for bed.  We read a few books and then they climb into bed, cover themselves and are out as soon as their heads hit the pillows.  We shut the door and quietly say good night, but they are already asleep.

We look at each other in amazement and wonder if this was in fact the perfect d..


Oh, it's 6am already? I shut off my alarm realizing that the perfect day was all a dream.

Ladies and Gentle-cars! It's time for today's Daniel and Douglas 500!!!

Boys, Start Your Engines!!!

Douglas : "Va-Roooooooooooom"!!!

Daniel : "Ugh".. Proceeds to roll over..

Yeah, that's more like it.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Max and Mitch 500

Door swings open..  Lights are flicked on..

"Ladies and Gentle-cars!  It's Monday, December 12th and it's time for today's Max and Mitch 500!!"

"Boys, Start Your Engines!!!"

Mitch: "Va-Roooooooooooom"!!!

Max:  "Ugh"..  Proceeds to roll over..

Can you guess which one is the morning person?

Monday, December 5, 2011

Rosetta Stone

People say that twins have their own language, and it is true.  When the boys were little, (and to a certain degree now) they would have this indecipherable language that only they would know and it would crack them up.  Not unlike that viral video of those 2 babies laughing in the kitchen.  That actually happens.

The other day we were driving home from school and Max was taking his whining to a new level.  We always tell him that he needs to use his words and not whine because we can't understand him.  He also has this tendency to speak really softly which, especially when you're driving, it's difficult to hear. (Usually because the music is turned up too loud to drown out his whining)

After about 7-8 times of asking him to repeat himself (and yes I turned the music down, maybe after #4), finally I employed his brother for some assistance.

"Mitch, can you help daddy out, what is Max saying?"

Mitch leans forward and proceeds to say that Max is trying to tell me that my door is clean...there are no more boogers left on it".

Who needs Rosetta Stone when you have a twin?  But as I learned, some things are just better left unsaid.