Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Way Back When-esday - Sibling Support System

Dateline: October 2007
Twins' Age: Freshly 6

Paired peers have each other's backs.

This sweet image of our twosome hugging it out warms my heart this mid-week.

Did you realize Twinfatuation was the originating host of Way Back When-esday?

We've been looking back with love since 2007... so please join in, play along!

Dive into those digital files and share a photo find on your blog and/or on our the Twinfatuation Facebook Community Page...and encourage fellow moms to do the same!  
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Tuesday, January 9, 2018


After three days off from school (sandwiching a weekend even!), Monday evening, with the near 100% likelihood of a return to academic rigor Tuesday, a polite request for a pair of thematically apropos Dairy Queen Blizzards was issued.

Thank-you notes had been written...

The dishwasher had been emptied (and loaded---which apparently, is an additional "chore"), the house had been vacuumed. 

Heck, they even offered up not only blog post permission (unheard of in teen-dom), but suggested a few alliterative title options. Who am I to say no?

Cookie-dough (She-Twin) and Reese's (He-Twin) were the winning flavors after some deliberation.

Before leaving, the ceiling-mounted TV began sharing the news of delayed openings for more rural counties.

The sheen on the road outside the window should have been an indication that a two-hour delay might not be the end-assessment...

Alas, when I went to "Good Morning" my science-loving, early-rising daughter that at last, she'd be back in class today,

with sadness, she shared the full-day closure decision had been made. Black ice.

Holding out hope for tomorrow, My Sweets. (and if not, more Blizzards may be in order....)

Stay warm and safe, My Friends!

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Transitioning Traditions with Teen Twins: Sitting with Santa

My childhood Santa’s lap-sitting experiences didn’t evoke memories of “full family excursion.” As a result, in my earliest days as a parent, I made a major faux pas. Seeing a line-less St. Nick at our local mall, I de-strollered our baby twins and plopped ‘em on him for the photo op. Without Double Daddy. Arriving home to discover the picture, he was crestfallen. Lesson learned.  All our conversations with Mr. Claus since, we’ve accomplished together. 

Our twosome may be sixteen now, and a little too large for the dual Santa seating, but standing by his side for an annual wishlist-share seems to suffice.

These things are the wonderful things we remember all through our lives...

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