An extraordinary revelation about twins is that no matter what, you’re outnumbered.
I’m not the only one that gets scared.
There have been numerous playground incidents when a bewildered child will run away in tears and utter confusion because they’ve just seen double!
Rarely do my boys meet their match, until last weekend.
Aunty Daisy and Uncle Pal came over for a visit just like they have in the past but this time, they brought along the entire brood.
The torrential rain earlier that day forced us in the tight confinements of the lounge room.
Two sets of (high energy) twin boys, a cute as a button five year old and four disheveled, exhausted parents.
How did we survive?
With dispersed lashings of red wine, of course! Well, for the mums, anyway.
Dads were on duty with children left to their own crazy devices.
But there was playful harmony.
“Wow!” peeping through the door, Aunty Daisy was just as surprised as I was.
“Can it actually be? A case of…happy chaos?!!!”
And she was right. Sure we had little monkeys climbing on the lounge, tipping boxes of Lego and scattered potato chips all over the floor but with no tears, shrieks or tantrums, I’ll take the crazy lickity split.
Then finally, when the rain relented and the sun came out to play, so did our little tribe.
Impromptu performances with sparklers that was almost accident free. (One slightly burnt little finger but nothing that a bandaid and big kisses couldn’t fix).
Four hours is nowhere near enough time but you make do with what you get and you cherish it for every single moment.
The odds of having identical twins is 3 in 1,000. What’s even slimmer is finding another twin family so special they’ve become part of your own.
And that my friends, is the amazing love and friendship blogging can bring.
How do you survive big get togethers? Is there happy chaos? More importantly, is there red wine?
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