Monday, March 22, 2010
Competition is tough between my twins. It always has been, from conception till toddler-hood they have had to share all kinds of resources. You'd think that would make them used to sharing everything with each other by now. No, not really.
I've heard of twins who share their toys, never fight with each other and are completely content as long as they are together. Yeah, my boys love each other too, I've even caught them entertaining each other by tickling one another making silly noises many times. But when they want something they really want it.
Couple of months ago things had started to get a little ugly. We had to intervene and take upon teaching them how to "share" toys and to "wait for their turn". After dinner I would hand them just one sipper of water so that they learn to wait for their turn. We've basically started doing everything by turns in the house. So, if Ryad wants to play with the car Nael had been playing with we say "It's Ryad turn " and start cheering at the top of our voice for Nael if he decides to share it with his brother. He feels like a star, the center of all the acclamation and wants to share again and again.
Earlier crying was the only way they used to ask for something they wanted. After a few pulls and tugs they would resort to hair pulling or biting each other. These pictures demonstrate the agony we had to go through at least 7-8 times a day.
- The Mommy
- I started blogging only after my twin boys turned a year old. Here I am recapturing the special moments and attempting to create new ones that make my life even more amazing. Why I didn't start before this? Well, I was busy traveling and discovering the fun life with twins and also catching up on my sleep when I got the time.