I have to say that I am guilty of missing some milestones of the twins; so many little things happen that get glossed over in a busy day, things that were probably celebrated with my first. I am also guilty of not doing as much with them as I did with Lucas; obviously many things aren’t as easy, especially if it’s just me out with all three of them. I feel like they spend so much time watching from the pushchair as I chase round after Lucas. They don’t seem to mind but it’s nice to be out with extra people so they can explore a little further.
This weekend, with plenty of back up (four adults) I was able to celebrate a little milestone that is one of my favourites, the first swing. I love this one, it is just pure childhood to me. I’m sure Lucas was testing out swings around five months but he was a sturdy little thing and was sitting up by then. Arthur and Brandon are very relaxed about things like sitting up but thanks to other twin parents I have seen the best twin trick ever for the playground; back to back swing!
I wasn’t too sure what would happen as we popped them both into the seat; they occasionally panic at something new. However, you can tell from their massive smiles that they loved it, such total joy and it was lovely to watch them giggle away. It helped that Lucas was next to them, that is why Brandon has the biggest grin on his face! This might just be one of the cutest things to do with twins, a great party trick for all you twin parents out there. Also, I didn’t purposefully dress them in orange…they just happened to coordinate perfectly with the swing!