Twins

And then, they were 5.

I sat in work today and cried.
Fortunately the workshop we were delivering had finished, everyone had left, and I was left reflecting on the week ahead.

A week in which my babies turn 5.

By the time everyone wakes up, B and E will really be 5.
And I don’t know how it happened.
I know we have lived it, I know- especially in the early days- we wondered how we’d all survive.

And yet somehow, we’ve reached a day when my boys will be five.

I was brought down to earth with a bump. Twins are 5I phoned Mr J as I waited for my train home. E has been fighting again.
To alleviate this, we have both spoken with the boys, and both have separately declared E was beating up on B, and no-one else.

The dilemma of twins. They only treat each other badly. And yet every night I will find them cwtching up together in one single bed, despite two being available.

And that’s it.

From this moment:Newborn twinsTo now.

They haven’t changed so much.
But now they are part of our family of five.
And I can’t imagine life without them.

And I can’t imagine how these boys, with their sprawling limbs, who weigh their head on my tummy to watch films, ever fitted inside me.
But proudly I wear my badge, that there was a time when I had three heartbeats.

And now my heart just beats a little louder, a little more anxiously, as these babies of mine grow, to the boisterous boys they have become.
And where my nerves used to be wrangled with whether I could provide for them, now they are wrangled with the adventure these boys pursue with every breath.

And yes.

I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We’ve five years under our belt.

And as much as I miss the moments, I can’t wait for the next five.

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    Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too
    January 12, 2016 at 06:35

    How life has changed in those five years – happy birthday B and E
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    Julia
    January 12, 2016 at 08:28

    All sounds so familiar . They fight hard but they love harder x Twin boys are an exhausting neverending joy x Happy birthday B & E xxx

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    Lisa Gledhill
    January 12, 2016 at 18:52

    That’s so lovely xxx

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