Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I want...he wants...

Bath time today made me stop and think about the simple things that the twins have to share, and the things they just don't get to do like singleton babies...or toddlers I guess would be more appropriate.  So here we are splishing and splashing away and a fight breaks out, Dylan is playing in the water from the faucet just having fun, then Ashton pushes his way in wanting to play in the running water.  Ugh way to simple just to take turns, well at this age they just don't grasp that concept.  So I am playing referee, a new job description for me since toddler hood, trying to get them to share and take turns having time to play in the faucet.  Yeah right it turns to pushing and shoving, then crying and pinching, then Dylan being the calm one gives in, getting forced to the side he finds a new bath toy to play with.  Before you know it Ashton has had enough and is climbing over the edge of the tub to get out, oh here we go again.  Dylan is contently playing and protest getting out of the tub, and beings there is only one of me, if one goes they both have to get out.  So I have Ashton trying to escape the bathroom, and Dylan screaming and clinging to his bath toy, such a simple thing that seems like no biggy, but they are 16 months old it is big deal and total meltdown worthy!!!  Now should I feel such guilt I can't give them both what they want?  Probably not, but I do, geesh they Dylan just wanted to play in the water, then being such a nice brother gives in to a more force full and over dramatic twin brother Ashton, then gets forced out of bath time fun all together when brother Ashton decides he has had enough bath fun.  Ya know it is always something with these two, and this just made me realize it always will be, yeah being a twin is a special thing, but in so many ways they to often pay the price to the other twins behavior or are unable to do what they really want to do at the moment due to the other twins actions.  So poor poor Mr. Dylan today, and sure there will be many more of these he wants, I want battles to come!


  1. Ok all I really have to say is WOW! I could spend all day here. What a Life!:) I would love to get some of your shots and feature them:) I do a daily photo-people submit and i link back to ya:) i love photography!

  2. I hear ya! Mine are 9, 6, 4, and 2. So much of my day seems to be trying to work through their fighting. Right now it feels endless! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! :)