Twin talk (alternate title: Why my kids get away with EVERYTHING)

October 18, 2016

Everything my three-year-olds say right now makes me smile. The fact that they are like sponges soaking up everything we say, combined with their lack of filters means they say the funniest things at times. Even in those moments when it’s totally inappropriate or I’m trying to be stern, I find myself fighting a smile. This is why the girls can get away with just about anything these days. They have the ability to drive me up the wall and within seconds melt my heart. Love them so much!


Walking through the Halloween section of Target:

Maddie: “Mother, I’m not quite sure I’m ready for Halloween. It might be a little bit too scary for me. Maybe we should wait until next year.” Yes she does call me “Mother” at times and I kind of love it. 🙂

Here’s a recent exchange I had with Ashlyn during a thunderstorm. <3

{Loud thunder}

Ashlyn: “What was that noise?!”

Me: “Just a little thunder, sweets.”

Ashlyn: “No, I think it was my tummy rumbling. Mmmm I’m hungry.” The way she says “hungry” it sounds like “hun-gee.”

As we are getting ready for school:

Me: “We have to bundle up today because it’s a bit chilly out.”

Ashlyn: “What does chilly mean?”

Madison (before I could answer): “It’s soup, sissy – chili is soup!”

We are still trying to work on getting the girls to go to bed and STAY in bed. Often they will scheme right in front of me while we are reading our bedtime stories.

 Madison will say in a hushed voice, “Okay, sissy. When ‘she’ leaves, let’s go run around and get into trouble.” And Ashlyn will nod her head like they have just made the best plan ever. I’ll tell them I can hear everything they say and they need to go to bed. Then they’ll say something like, “But we can’t listen because we don’t want to. Sleep is boring.”

Oh my sweet children. Just wait.

I know I shouldn’t, but I have been playing the Santa card now and again. Do I like that an imaginary man has more power than I do over my kids? No, but when he can get them to stop whining then he’s the boss. 

Madison has been asking me before doing something she knows she shouldn’t: “Is Santa watching?”

I always say, “YES. RIGHT NOW.”image

My daughter (Ms. Dramatic) after any kind of inconvenience or general annoyance:

Maddie: “You’re killing me right now. You’re killlllllling me.” She’s definitely imitating me.

The girls can quickly turn into the “Bickerson Twins”. I try to step in before things escalate (and someone gets hurt), but I also want to let them work it out on their own at times. I overhead the two arguing the other day and it totally cracked me up. They couldn’t compromise and Ashlyn’s response was funny. 

Maddie: “Oh, you think that’s funny, do you? Well then I’m not going to be your friend everrrrrr again.”

Ashlyn (wide-eyed): “Alright, well, I’m gonna hit you tomorrow, Madison!”


And when my kids get along, they are golden. Nothing warms my heart more than seeing them laugh and play together. I LOVE this video of them.

“Come on sissy! It’s the adventure of the day!”



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