In fact the twins have been three for a month now, but when they actually turned three I had the flu and was bed bound for most of the week so I thought now would be a good time to reflect on how life is now they are three!
Having boy/ girl twins they’ve always been quite different from each other but now the differences seem more distinct than before my little girl loves imaginative play and likes to take the lead in games that involve bossing her brothers and her baby dolls around! My little boy likes nothing more than to do puzzles with me, play junior board games and fight with his big brother! Both love animals, Lego, gymnastics, swimming, scooting and bike riding but my daughter leads the way with regards to confidence and making new friends. My son is less confident until he’s got the lie of the land and then he’s very happy.
I am so proud of them both and try to encourage them to be whatever they want to be. Since turning three they have started ‘proper’ swimming lessons and although I was a nervous wreck watching them I realised that they are growing up, they loved it and couldn’t wait to tell everyone they’d been swimming without me.
My daughter has also had her first dance lesson and loved it. She went with a friend and whilst I sat in the corridor outside with her brother doing sticker books we could hear them all giggling and having great fun trying out ‘tip toe’ shoes, which is what she calls tap shoes.
The twins remain firm friends, which is so lovely for me to see, my son gets very concerned if he thinks his sister isn’t happy for some reason and if anything I have to intervene to stop him being completely ruled by her (she asks for a drink and he goes to get it!). Equally my daughter loves her brother, she’s happy to be independent from him but doesn’t like it if separated and also gets upset if he’s unhappy.
They both love their big brother too, which is nice and *whispers* *crosses fingers* *touches wood*they all seem to fight a lot less now too.
We are at such a nice stage at the moment long may it last. We are also on the brink of changes, the twins will be starting a pre-school soon and it will be the first real step on the road to their independence both from me and in some ways from each other. Whilst I feel nervous for them I also feel excited that they are going to be discovering so much more about the world. Here’s to the adventures we’re going to have along the way.