Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Twins and Prearranged Winning

Have I mentioned how outstandingly amazing it is to have twins? Well it is. Their relationship with each other is so different from those of the other kids. Case in point...

I like to have the twins burn off some energy right before I make a meal by having them run races. Twin A is the faster one, and if left to his own devices, he would always win the race. But this is what happens... Twin A will win the first race using his own skill, then Twin B will turn to him and say, "Otay, now it my toe-n win?" Twin A, without a moment's hesitation, will say, "Otay, now it yo toe-n win, and den it my toe-n win adin, otay?"

So as their second race begins, Twin A will run serpentine in order to give Twin B the opportunity to win. Then, for the third race, as agreed upon, Twin A will use his skill to achieve victory. Here's how it goes...

Twin A, crossing the finish line after a typical first face...

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Twin B, heading toward the finish line, making sure he gets his turn to win, even though Twin A had planned on abiding by the prearranged plans...

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Race 3, Twin A's victory face...

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Things can get a little dicey with then 6-year-old boy gets in on the mix, though, because he didn't get the memo about the prearranged winning...

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 Things improve once he learns the ropes, and allows Twin B to triumph...

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 Since they were born, they've had the same outlook on life as is expressed in the following photos...

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 And poor Baby Hippo. No one has the patience to let him win...

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 And sometimes.... it's just a lot more fun to race by yourself...

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Now let's go watch some Olympics. Thanks for listening


9 comments:

C said...

Well I just had my dose of Laugh Outloud tonight and handed it to Doug to read who loved it too! The pictures of the faces are awesome!!!!!

I love that the twins trade winning. So, so cute.

Thank you for writing again!!!

Christy

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

Awwww, thanks so much for your awesome comment, C! I love you guys and miss you so much! Thanks for being great reactors! :)

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS- WHAT A HAPPY PEACEFUL SETTING AND GREAT KIDS! WOW

trooppetrie said...

meal time is always crazy for me. Everyone comes running as soon as they think it is done. Our kitchen is not designed for several small people. So I try to either send them outside or have them singing songs at the table.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

My son races my husband to dinner. My husband lets him win everytime. Maybe they need to work on taking turns too.

Kristi said...

Wow. that made me laugh and smile so hard. Adorable! And the baby hippo is such a cutie too!

Kristin said...

Too bad the whole world doesn't think like the twins - it would be a really nice place to live!

Kristin said...

Too bad the whole world doesn't think like the twins - it would be a really nice place to live!

Laurie said...

What a great post!