Tag: twins

  • Happy Birthday Twins

    I am so so SO thankful you’re turning four because we have NOT done much for your birthday – unlike your older brother’s birthday back in October – it’s just been a LOT. First of all, there’s Thanksgiving – which will always be at some point at the end of November, just before your birthday. […]

  • Dear Past Self

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Five Hundred Fifty Seven] Go the fuck to sleep. Boy Twin is going to wake you up at five fifty tomorrow morning. And he won’t go back to sleep. And you won’t go back to sleep. And, as a matter of fact, he’ll wake up Girl Twin. It’ll be a regular […]

  • Moving Back to the States: English

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Four Hundred Forty Seven] In case you hadn’t heard, we’re moving back to the States. And. The twins speak ONLY Dutch. The other night as I was tucking them in, it occurred to me that I should push the English thing a bit more – hilarity ensued. But first the news: […]

  • “Can It Be For One Minute Please?”

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Six] Every night around eight p.m. local time, we tell First Minion it’s time for bed and ever since I can remember since time immemorial he’s replied with a request for just one more minute. Of course, he must’ve learned that at some point because I’m sure he […]

  • If You Can Dream It?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Eighty Two] Girl Twin and I went for a walk – she rode her balance bike while I walked. Sometimes she would shoot ahead, letting her legs and the wheels take her faster than my walking gait. “You must run, Mama.” And sometimes I did. But first the news: […]

  • Dear Girl Twin

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Sixty Three] Let’s talk about appropriate alarm clocks, shall we? Bringing me breakfast in bed. Bringing me chocolate in bed. Brining me English Breakfast tea with generous milk in bed. And now for inappropriate alarm clocks. Puke. Screaming from another room. Literally all other alarm clocks except for the […]

  • Thx, Twins

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Fifty Five] Last night’s complete lack of sleep is thanks to Girl Twin using the “I feel sick” as her only weapon, she spent the night in our bed while P attempted to sleep in other places around the house but totally failing and I finally got her back […]

  • Were You Born That Way?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty] Deborah Siegel, gender scholar and mother of boy/girl twins, brings to life key research about the gendering of childhood in the earliest years of life. Taking us through a personal journey peppered with blunders and epiphanies, she challenges us to move beyond pink and blue and learn something […]

  • And The Universe Laughed

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Twelve] Not immediately after I wrote yesterday’s ZOMG Everyone is BETTER post Girl Twin super puked and it sucked but as I was falling asleep I literally laughed ALOUD remembering some of the details of the experience. But first the news: Riot police use water cannon, tear gas to […]

  • Let’s Keep It Low Key, Shall We?

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Sixty Eight] First Minion: “Can I have some chips please?” Boy Twin: “Chips!” Papa: “Go get the chips and a bowl and bring them here.” Boy Twin and First Minion race to get the chips – Boy Twin wins, bringing the chips back to Papa first. Papa: “Go get […]

  • Happy THIRD Birthday, Twins

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Fifty Six] You two are SO BIG! I can’t believe that we induced three years ago yesterday and then you were BORN. Forty. Five. Minutes. Apart. By the way, twins don’t normally do that – there are a LOT of twins born via Cesarean, and, typically, when twins are […]

  • And This Is Black Friday

    [Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Fifty Three] Black Friday is an informal name for the Friday following Thanksgiving Day in the United States, which is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. The day after Thanksgiving has been regarded as the beginning of the United States Christmas shopping season since 1952. And, yeah, it’s even here in the […]