We spent two and a half weeks rotating doctor's appointments, medications, and naps, and by then the girls were four and their big day was over. However, we still made cake and opened presents.
|The flu didn't dampen the sense of humor.|
Anyway, we decided when we were all well that we would reclaim both their birthday celebration and Father's Day since each one was obliterated by illness. We didn't reschedule a big party because we were still shell shocked from all the sick, but we did spend five days seeing movies, eating lobster and ice cream, buying books, and going to the aquatic center and HOA pool to swim. We threw in some fireworks for 4th of July, and suddenly we all felt better.
Here's the scoop on my now four-year-old babies. Yes, we still call them the babies, but we're trying to stop.
Loves: Daniel Tiger, Magnatiles, All Books
She speaks in a high, very girly voice.
She's fearless in the water.
Asher is tenderhearted. I've told her simply to not jump on the couch or to take her food in the kitchen, and I've found her five minutes later crying because she felt bad for getting into trouble. However, when she digs her heels in, good luck. She will get three inches from anyone's face and argue her point in squeaky, preschool speak. It's a mixed bag.
She likes to be tickled.
Loves: Daniel Tiger, Magnatiles, drawing, punching Asher when she's angry
Eowyn sounds like Peppermint Patty. This is still an easy way to tell them apart.
She did not fully immerse herself in the pool for a month, but she's good with it now.
Frequently says "I'm frustrated" for no reason because she's heard Daniel Tiger say it. This frustrates me.
Eowyn loves affection, and though she can be a tough kid to discipline at times, her feelings get hurt by anyone even looking at her the wrong way. She'll punch her sister in the face, but when confronted she falls apart and begs us to hold her.
Eowyn is still roaming around the house asking, "What happened to my party?" in reference to the birthday debacle. We just keep saying, "Influenza B".
She likes to be tickled.
To be honest, I did not fully see the twin bond thing in these two for a while. Sure, they have something special and always have, but they were not these crazy connected kids who were afraid to be away from each other. They've always played independently and still do.
However, lately they have become more attached in certain ways. They go find each other if something exciting is happening, and it's gotten to the point where if I'm handing out snacks while one twin is on the toilet, the other will go and try to drag her off so she doesn't miss anything. They are both devastated when the other one gets in trouble, which is quite a change. Last year at this time they would laugh at each other when disciplining was being doled out to the other one.
They fight like all good siblings, and their fights sometimes get more personal than my oldest two. Still, we can't take them out on separate dates because they cry when asked to have fun without each other. We're letting them call the shots on how all this works, and we're just trying to follow their leads.