Monday, April 5, 2021

Nineteen---Now, Twin Language?

Twin-speak. Idioglossia. A "language" unique to a single person---or two closely connected people.

Way back in 2004, before blogging was widespread, three years before this blog began, we hosted one of the first web support sites for new twin parents, Twinsights.com. As a facet of that site, we fielded reader-submitted Q&A---responding simply as empathetic, in-the-experience, fellow twin parents.

One of the most frequently asked questions was about "twin language." On that site, in this blog, and in Twinspiration (both editions) we shared our two's "secret language" was solely English...some words were pronounced with the challenge typical of babies/toddlers, but the words were undeniably English.

Flash forward seventeen years: Our He-Twin is a freshman at VCU (attending remotely during COVID). Our She-Twin is a freshman at William & Mary (hybrid of remote and in-person learning). As such, both have more independence/agency over their food and drink selections on a day-to-day basis than ever before.

Late afternoon last Saturday, in separate cities, both craved smoothies. Both selected Tropical Smoothie Café as their purveyor of choice. Of the twenty-five flavor options available, both selected Bahama Mama.


Is it a "secret language" telepathically spoken? Probably not.

Coincidence? Probably.

Connectedness? Definitely.

As a twin-loving Mama, I'll take it. 

-Cheryl



Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Non-Deanial

She was born to the dulcet tones of one.

She is a lifelong cousin to one.

Now, she's earned her way onto the list of one.

Congratulations, Sweet She-Twin. 

Am quite confident you earned more "A"s in your first semester at William and Mary than I did in my entire college career.

Loving watching you learn and flourish.

-Mom

Monday, February 1, 2021

Their Fourth. Their First.

New Year. New President.
Worth staying up late to see the patriotic process happen.

Joseph Robinette Biden may be our country's 46th president, but he's the fourth president of our pair's lifetime. He's the first for whom they were able to cast their votes. 

May God continue to bless our twins, and may God bless America.