Sometimes the now 21-month-old twins play together like this...
(...shown here viewing a binder of photos of their favorite relatives. This happens to be the grandpa page.)
But sometimes they get angry with each other. As a way of expressing this anger, they've taken up a new habit. They pucker their lips, furrow their little brows and spit angry raspberries at each other.
The 14-year-old girl taught them to do this, you know, just for fun.
But why, you must be asking, do I love this?
This habit has drastically cut down on the continual back-biting. Yes, they bite each others backs because the biter knows that the bitee will remain defenseless for the attack. This has been a huge problem for quite some time, with no solution in sight, the twins both having old and new blue and red bruises on their backs as if they had been horribly abused in some way.
Now, they have a different outlet for their anger. They spit. No, in most cases spitting is not appropriate, but in this case, I'm quietly encouraging it.
Judge me if you will, but this is how I cope.
Thanks for listening.
And now, some of my favorite music for your holiday enjoyment....