I never imagined I would have 5-year-old twins. Or twins at all, for that matter.
I will never forget that day in my doctor’s office when she told me.
“Do you see that?” she asked.
“Yes. Is that the heartbeat?”
“Yes. And do you see that?” she asked.
“Um. Isn’t that the heartbeat?”
“Yes, but it’s the second heartbeat. It’s twins!” she said with a little laugh.
Shock. Amazement. Happiness. Tears. Hands down the best moment of my pregnancy.
As you know, to say my pregnancy was difficult would be an understatement. The day I delivered, I was terrified. But, once I found out they had been delivered, that they were both alive, the relief and happiness was immense.
While this day will always be mixed with emotions for me, I want my twins to always celebrate it with pure joy. They are truly miracles. They fought to get here, fought through 3 months in the NICU, and continue to amaze me every day.
And drive me crazy every day. Two times as wild, two times the arguments, and two times the trouble-making. Also, two times the love, two times the laughter, and two times the mischief. Did I mention the trouble they get into already?! They are also silly, stubborn, playful, wild, and hilarious. The conversations they have with each other at night make me and my husband laugh out loud. One night we need to record them.
Until then, I asked them this birthday quiz, on the eve of their 5-year-old birthday.
The Birthday Quiz
I asked both boys these questions while we were riding in the car on the way home from Physical Therapy. They kept wanting me to ask them more questions, so don’t feel obligated to read all the way to the end. I just want to remember what they liked, since I feel like my memory is getting worse by the hour.
- What is your favorite color? (I already know the answer, as these colors are of the utmost importance to them. All. The. Time.)
Big C: Red
Little P: Pink
- What is your favorite food?
C: Cake because it has frosting
P: Birthday Cake because it has frosting (hmmm…I think maybe I should have asked them separately)
- What is your favorite animal?
C: An owl cause they are so cute
P: A dog cause I like them
- What is your favorite toy to play with?
C: Cars because they are red and Lightning McQueen is my favorite
P: Trains because they go fast
- Which is your favorite Thomas the Train?
C: James, Mike, and Yong Bao (all three are red, of course)
P: Ashima and Rosie (both pink)
- What’s your favorite thing to do outside?
C: Play soccer at the school (WHAT???? Read HERE)
P: Ride bikes
- Popcorn or Cheetos?
C: Popcorn cause my fingers don’t turn orange
P: Cheetos cause I like them
- Vanilla or Chocolate?
P: Strawberry cause it’s pink
- Peanut butter or Jelly?
C: Jelly because it’s yummy
P: Peanut Butter because it’s my favorite
- Who is your best friend?
C: Jase. I like every friend in my class.
P: Allison. She’s my favorite girl.
I’ll admit I was looking for them to say each other. Oh well. We’ll see what they have to say next year.
Happy, happy birthday my 5-year-old twins! I hope you have the best year!