Here's a peek at what was making us smile last week...
People often ask how Emily and Drew get along.
A little of both?
Truthfully, most days around here resemble a wrestling match in which Marty and I are constantly refereeing a fight.
If one has something, the other is sure to want it. One of them simply picking up a toy suddenly makes it the best toy in house.
Then there's the competition over limited resources. Drew wants Mommy to carry him down the stairs? Well, of course, now Emily is going to want Mommy to carry her downstairs, too--at the same time.
And, the tattling...
"Mommy, Drew pooped."
"Mommy, Drew threw the train car."
"Mommy, Drew is on your computer."
Or, the intolerance of the other's habits...
"No, Emily. Don't sing!"
"Drew, stop singing so loud."
(Okay, maybe that issue is more about their singing in general).
There's no romanticizing the twinship here.
The reality is they are 2 and a half and they want what they want.
So, what's making me smile?
Sometimes, they just want each other.
Like walking into their school, looking through the class window, and catching them riding the same tricycle--with smiles not screams.
Or walking into their room and finding them in the same bed, reading a book together, laughing.
And, before bed, hearing them tell each other...
Makes me smile like peas and cheese.