Wow, I can't quite believe that the twins are now six years old! Saying that, I do feel that they seem to have been five forever - maybe it's because they will soon enter their third year at school already! I think six sounds much older than five, it's a bit like when you turn twenty six from twenty five or thirty six from thirty five, it means you are getting closer to the next decade!
The day started early, it was a school day, so at 5.45am two little people trotted into our bedroom asking if it was time to get up yet? Tempted as I was to say "no", I woke the boys up and we went downstairs to open presents. They were so excited to open the Hatchimals they had asked for. Then we hit problems.
Thank goodness for my Google savvy 13 year old son, who saved the day! One Hatchimal lovingly and obediently hatched with no issues, the other pecked the shell once and then that was it! My daughter was completely hysterical at the suggestion we take it back to the shop, as she wanted this particular Hatchimal - only. So after a quick Google search my son discovered that a Hatchimal, that won't hatch is a common fault (despite the £59.99 price tag!) YouTube then showed us that if we shook the egg violently, the thing would peck it's way out! It did thank goodness, just in time for the school run. The tears disappeared and the girls carefully (and cutely!) put their Hatchimals in the back of the car with them, strapped under the seatbelt.
Just in case anyone's wondering Hatchimals are not real! I had to explain this to one of the Grandma's at school, who looked a little shocked when I retold the traumatic morning!
The rest of the day was lovely and we spent the evening with grandparent's for a birthday tea. The fantastic thing about having twins is that they always have someone to play with. I will never tire from listening to the gorgeous little games they play. I'm lucky that the girls get on so well, they have their moments when I literally have to separate them from pulling each others hair out,
but generally these incidents are few and far between!
I would say that the first year of having twins is incredibly hard, but after that life gets so much easier. It's lovely to see them grow up together and watch their individual characters develop.