Twins | Dear Harry and Matthew...Now You Are 2!


Well Babas, you turned 2 on Saturday, but Mummy still wants to call you 'the babies' - never 'the twins', but quite soon it may change to 'the boys'.  Harry you are to the right of the picture, and Matthew you are to the left.  I had to study this hard, because even Mummy thinks you look very alike in this photo.
 
Well what's changed since your 22 months update?  Well it would be easier to ask what has stayed the same?

You are now both out of your cots and into toddler beds and while your little beds are really cute, sitting next to each other in your little room, it is now a nightmare for Daddy and I.  We put you in your beds at 7:00p.m, just as before, but now you are free.  Free to wreck your bedroom every single night of the week and boy do you do a good job.  Nothing is sacred.  Every drawer is upturned and you even managed to pull the roller blind off it's roller when Matthew was using the key to try to open the window lock to escape. (Said key has now been removed.)
 
Eventually you go to sleep at about 9:00p.m when it is dark outside, basically.  Now, I know Mummy is being really negative with your update, but I think you need to know when you are older, that you made life for Mummy and Daddy and Lauren very difficult, for a while.
 
Mummy is really tired at the minute and her mind is very sad.  It is extremely hard work looking after you both and it is non-stop running around from the minute you get up at 7:00am until you go to bed at night.  We do really love you and know we are lucky to have you, but you don't know how close you have come to being listed on Ebay.  Buy it now! And get one free!
 
You do not leave anything alone.  I constantly follow you around saying 'off that' and 'don't touch'.  You have snapped the catch off the washer door, removed all the weights from Mummy's blinds in the lounge, pulled the trim off the kitchen work top, snapped the overflow pipe out in the garden...I could go on and on.
 
And yes we have baby gates everywhere, but you can open them and even go one better, by snapping the bars off one of them (and they're made from metal).
 
People say you will get easier as you get older, but I'm not convinced.  How can you be so cute, yet so destructive?  It's so difficult to explain what you are like; it needs to be seen to be believed.
 
You are both snoozing as I write this post - little angel faces with cute button noses. 
 
Harry you like to shout 'Mamma' and when I say 'what lad?', you reply with, 'a doooor'  and then bang the door with your little hand.  You like to repeat this over and over.  It's cute.
 
Matthew, you like to save part of your meal, climb out of your highchair, (unaided) and then take your saved stash to the mat in the kitchen.  You also like to tidy up and enjoy putting things in the bin.
 
You have been enjoying little walks around the block, since the weather has brightened up and you do like playing out in the garden.
 
Your speech is coming along.  Matthew likes to say 'flowers' and Harry, you just like repeating the word 'hiya' to everybody and anybody.  Matthew you are becoming quite shy though when a stranger approaches.  You shut your eyes and turn your face away. 
 
You can check out your other antics by looking at this Wicked Wednesdays label.  Mummy has something to add to this linky every single week.
 
Well that's it for now.  One day I'll look back at this and wish you were still doing these things or at least it will make me laugh.
 
Lots of love, as always,
 
Mummy, Daddy and Lauren XX
 

10 comments

  1. oh gosh what a tough time of it you're having at the moment. my baby is nearly one and im already thinking ahead to the stage your beautiful boys are at, and it makes me nervous yet excited. As you describe it is very hard work, but I guess its also rewarding to see them reaching new milestones! I hope it does get easier for you as people keep saying. you're a super mum that's for sure!! x

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. It is rewarding and I love them to pieces, but they are driving me mad too, at the moment. Onwards and upwards! Thanks for reading.

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  2. Ours are a wee bit older than yours and I know exactly what you mean - twins are like hurricanes! I am also not convinced it gets any easier either - I suppose we will need to wait and see!

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    1. Hopefully we will turn a corner. I don't think they understand and that is the problem at the minute. Thanks for having a read.

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  3. So cute. Im sure they'l appreciate these wonderful letters one day - even the ones that are a little sadder.

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    1. I know. They'll be lovely little reminders of what they were like. Thank you for stopping by for a read.

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  4. Aaah treasure — it sounds like you're having a tough time? My boys are hard work but a lot less destructive, by the sounds of it. That said, they're still in their cots!! I dread to think what's going to happen when we change them to beds. Although things are good, as they are, at the moment and I don't see any need to change them. I'd love you to get involved in the Twinterview series I'm running Nicola? It would be great to get your perspective on being a mama of twins. Please get in touch if you'd be keen to join in. Thanks so much for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday x

    Caro | www.thetwinklediaries.co.uk

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    1. Yeah we are having a tough time with them at the minute. The bed thing has got slightly better as the week as gone on - we've pretty much emptied it! I've emailed you about the Twinterview. I'd love to be involved x

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  5. The best line in your entire post was about listing the boys on eBay: Buy it now! And get one free!

    I know that feeling so well, although it was quite a while ago. My twin girls are 23 years old, so I'm proof that you'll live through the experience. Sadly, I'm also proof that your sanity may not make it, LOL.

    Your post brought back lots of memories, so I texted my girls (they both live opposite directions from home, over 9 hours away each). It's still quite early, so I won't get any texts back for a while...then it'll be something like "ok, who's blog post did you read TODAY that set you off".

    Thanks for sharing this update about "the boys".

    Make it a great day!

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    1. Your welcome. It's lovely to see that people with older twins reminisce about their younger years. Hoping I do the same in time. I bet your girls love your snippets really. 9 hours away is quite far :( I can't imagine that yet...maybe I won't put them on eBay after all. Thanks for reading :)

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