The boys have reached, and welcomed excitedly, their 4th birthday.
Birthdays with twins is an interesting one- shared presents, identical presents, one card, two card.
And so soon after Christmas.
Given the boys are still too young to express an opinion, watching them open gifts offers great perspective.
If they get two things in different colours, they will decide who is having which based on whether one of them is a favourite colour- if it’s red it’s E’s and that’s non-negotiable.
If they get different gifts, it becomes irrelevant, they all end up in the same toy cupboard.
If they have two the same, and one of them is in a bad mood- regardless, theirs is the one the other is playing with.
Watching each of the little people enjoy their birthday makes my heart burst.
Having twins means we have a relationship characterised by sharing, but not just with each other, their sibling is welcomed into this occasion, present opening is shared. My memory is long enough to remember CM sharing her gift opening with her brothers too.
Birthdays are special and these boys make theirs special for everyone who crosses their path.