Sunday, September 28, 2008

"I am not sharing my birthday with you anymore"

Cole and Bella's 4th birthday is this Thursday....I'm in denial. Has 4 years really gone by already? I'm in denial. It seems like just yesterday when I was desperately trying to pump breast milk for 2 preemie babies! I'm in denial. Have I already mentioned that I'm in denial?

We were driving to the store earlier today and I couldn't help but listen to their conversation:

Cole: Bella...look at me....

Bella: No, keep your hands to yourself. Mommy, Cole just bit my finger....

Cole: Hey Bella, here, bite my finger.

Bella: *bites his finger* There, see how it feels. I don't like it.

Cole: You're not my friend anymore. I don't like you.

Bella: I don't LOVE you anymore. AND I'm NOT sharing MY birthday with you anymore.

Cole: Mommy, Bella said she won't share her birthday with me anymore.

Me: You will always share a birthday because you are twins. No one can take that away from either of you.

Bella: Yeah, but I can take his cake away and then we won't have the same birthday anymore. HA HA HA HA HA

Cole: You can't touch my cake.

Bella: I'll have my own cake AND your cake and I'll get a new twin at the store.

Okay, well, of course Bella always has to have a come back, doesn't she? The look on Cole's face was a look of shock, like "is it really that easy to trade in one twin for another?"

Now of course several hours later, they're playing together quietly on the family room floor. Playing with Bella's doll clothes and stripping all her stuffed animals of all their clothes.

Bella: Cole, put the clothes in a pile. Take all their clothes off.

Cole: Okay

Me: Why are you taking all their clothes off?

Bella: Because I can.

I should've known....always a come back.....and who could argue with that.


ParentingPink said...

Oh, so cute! And they are very creative in finding ways "not" to share the same birthday! Kids really do say the cutest things!

Thanks for the vote!

Stacy said...

I'm not sure how I even came across your blog, but I LOVE it! 2 sets of twins, wow! I hear the comment about having my hands full all the time, and it frustrated me. Now having read your response, I think I am going to 'borrow' it. I too went through IVF to have my babies and maybe I just need to be reminded of how hard it was before. Thank you!

Claroux said...

I'm guessing this is what I'm in for huh? This was a great post. The funny thing is that I can see my girls interacting like this NOW (sans the perfect vocabulary) and they won't be 2 for another month. Regardless - seeing them grow and bond (and fight and bite) with one another is priceless!!!! I seriously do not know HOW YOU DO IT with two sets of twins. There are days with just my two nuggets when I want to curl up in the fetal position and make everything disappear so I can sleep! You are seriously MY HERO!

Rugger Mom said...

Love it! My coworker has a son who is interested in the girl of a fraternal set. The twins are having a joint sleepover to celebrate their 14th birthday. Needless to say, my coworker is not allowing her son to go to that birthday party. Can you imagine?

Since my twins are only 8 months old, I don't want to be too judgmental, but come on!

Nina said...

Kids are just too funny!
I know it is sad to think the time has gone by so fast. Every time I catch myself wishing my kids were bigger I stop a moment abd take it back because they are growing up really fast with out me wanting it.

Stephanie said...

Time does fly. I can't believe my son is already 9 months old and his sister is 3! Your twins sound so cute. I love that she thinks by eating his cake then they can't share a birthday.

Happy Birthday to them both!

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr

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