“They’re real characters”
“What bundles of energy”
“The boys are such live wires”
“They are cheeky chaps”
“They have big personalities”
“Aren’t they lively?”
I know what you are really saying! I’m now very down with all the euphemisms for naughty.
Don’t worry you won’t hurt my feeling, I already know my twins can be a bit full on. They often make their presence felt. They can be really loud. They are dirt magnets and live to get messy. Baking and craft are always an experience.
Their first instinct when they see something new is to break it. The list of things they have trashed is endless – sunglasses, mugs, toys, their car seat, remote controls, my iPhone…………… We have a lock on the outside of our bathroom door as they were always unrolling all the toilet paper and putting things into the sink and toilet.
They have way more energy than I have. They are a tag team and egg each other on to greater heights of chaos. If Sam squishes his hand in his dinner Leo will splat his face into his. If Leo throws a car down the stairs Sam will throw the car park.
While all the other kids were joining in and following the instructions in movement class my boys climbed out of a window. They embody the idea that toddlers are not designed to sit still and be quiet. My husband had to take them out of my daughters Christmas carol concert as they could just not sit still and stay quiet, they accidentally set off someone’s car alarm just outside the school.
The boys were a bit of a shock to me. They are the polar opposite of their older sister was such a calm, reserved character who always stuck close by to me. Leo escaped from soft play and was heading towards the carpark when he was rescued. Sam got out of preschool on his first day and was found in the school playground with the big kids.
I love their enthusiasm and that they really go for it with pretty much everything. They sure know how to stage a spectacular tantrum and can go from calm to screaming in a second. But they also laugh hysterically and jump up and down with excitement too. They do massive full on hugs and kisses.
I am a tiny bit nervous of how they are going to get on when they start school, even though this is not until September 2017 (not that I’m counting). The optimist in me like to think that their natural confidence, their energy and curiosity will serve them well in life. Although I have a sneaking suspicion they might be a bit of a challenge in the classroom.
Watch out world Sam and Leo are coming!