When I was pregnant with the boys everyone told me after the first year (which would be hard – hard is an understatement), that having twins was easier than having one child because they have a constant playmate available. That made a lot of sense since at the time Juliana was 3 and constantly wanted me to play with her and entertain her all of the time. And now that they are toddlers I am starting to see their relationship develop.
Instead of being worried about them waking each other up since their cribs are right next to each other, I know that they are comforted knowing that their brother is right there. When I take the second one up to bed, he always looks into the other crib before settling down to sleep.
And they play together – teaming up to get into something they shouldn’t or emptying the toys of the box. On this occasion they were in the play yard and I could hear them throwing all of the toys over the wall one-by-one. And then they were quiet for a few minutes which caught my attention. That lull was followed by giggles and when I went to investigate I found that the play yard was cleared of every single toy and they had a clear space. This is what happened next.
They were both giggling the entire time.