Monday, October 15, 2012

A Twinlet Switcheroo. Age 4

And so it begins.

On Saturday the family was sitting around eating lunch. Half way through, "Ashley" decided she didn't want to eat anymore, but had not even touched her sandwich. After explaining to her that she had to eat her sandwich in order to go play, an emotional breakdown commenced. It was made worse as her sisters finished and resumed playtime without her.

After listening to her for about 5 minutes, I explained again that she was going to sit there until she finished and crying wasn't going to help. Fast forward another 5 minutes or so and "Mary Kate" started getting all "twin-like" and concerned about her other half. She then wanted to help her sister, asking if she could go in there. I told her she was welcome to keep her company but "Ashley" had to eat her own sandwich. Everyone said they understood, so I headed back to to watch the Auburn game. (Why? I have no idea. That's another post, another time)

After a bit, I realized that I hadn't heard any complaining or whining so I went to investigate. As I rounded the corner, I glanced into the living room and saw Munchkin sitting on the sofa watching a movie on the ipad, a twin to her right. That twin was holding "Mary Kate's" Lovey. I went on into the kitchen and saw a twin from behind, eating "Ashley's" sandwich. Only something was amiss.

The wrong twin was on the sofa with the Lovey.

The wrong twin was eating the sandwich.

The twins had attempted to fool me. Propping "Ashley" on the sofa with "Mary Kate's" Lovey and "Mary Kate" was polishing off her 2nd sandwich, to help her sister earn her way out of the kitchen.

Follow me? They knowingly swapped roles. They're 4.

When I confronted the sandwich eater, she simply replied: "It would have worked if I had on her shirt." What!? They're 4.

Four.

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