Our new house is paradise for curious kittens and we have to close all the doors during the day or else they'll split up and hide behind the doors. I almost think they get it now. Like they're quietly plotting in the night and then in the morning, "I'll go left into the bathroom, you take the kitchen. Ready? Go!"
And then I feel guilt again.
The girls are SO different which is wonderful, but it's also difficult when we go out in public and people flock to one and not the other. Especially as Bo is our extrovert, Flirty Flirtystein and Revi is much more guarded, internal. I want to tattoo Revi's face on my forehead so she knows she is just as awesome. I want to throw a parade in honor of her shyness. And then throw a parade for Bo, too (Obviously.)
I guess I just assumed that because they only know what it's like to be a twin that they wouldn't get jealous of the other when one was being held. That they would patiently wait their turns to eat instead of screaming during feedings for MORE FOOD DO NOT FEED MY SISTER WHAT ABOUT ME!???
Now I know how mother birds must feel. WHO GETS THE WORM!??? AHHHH!!
That's the challenge having many children. Specifically, two babies at once. You love them all EXACTLY the same and yet every moment of every day you must find a way to show them how loved they are as individuals. When they're all crying for you at once you have to quickly figure out a way to organize their voices. Without, you know, losing your own.