Playing with her food

Anyone at Coles this afternoon may have seen a 2yo girl reaching up to grab pears before rolling them under the shelving and into other aisles while chuckling.

Any resemblance to Gypsy is purely coincidental.

Naughty words

daddyswearMy twins are at an age where they pick things up very quickly. In fact, their learning skills are both extremely surprising and a little scary.

From Rhapsody fetching and trying to fit keys into locks, to Gypsy constructing a ladder to overcome her inability to reach doorknobs, the girls are a constant source of amazement given their age.

But there are times when their observational ability isn’t all smiles and roses. Take the other day. It had been a wonderful day with the girls, but they had hit that witching hour full-on and were impersonating terrorists just as their mummy got home.

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Driving me crazy

Dear Baby Girls,

When you learn to drive, learn how to drive a manual first (“drive stick” in American-speak just in case it’s taken over the world by the time you read this).

Yes, it’s a little bit harder at first but it’s safer and gives you more options in the future. It means you’ll be able to handle anything that cars throw at you.

And there’s a valuable lesson there too: sometimes taking the harder route gives you skills and experience to handle far more than the task at hand.

Don’t just look for the easy way. Being challenged isn’t scary – it’s a good thing. I can’t say you’ll be able to do everything first time (or even the tenth time), but I can say that you can do ANYTHING you truly set your mind to.

So do everything well and embrace skills wherever you can. Life is not about how easily you can do something – it’s about the depth of the experience and how much you get out of it.

Lots of love

Hear, hear…

It might not be PC to admit but I’m glad that when we took the twins to a local restaurant here in Copenhagen this evening they seated us next to a huge group of deaf people.

Flying cry

Some things are not meant to fly…

babies-planesI am aware most people dread the infant wail more than anything on a long-haul flight. So it was with great trepidation that we faced our first ever flight with the twins. And it wasn’t a short one either. No, this was a monster at 26 hours (with a four-hour layover).

The warning signs were there early when the placid twin was throwing uncharacteristic tantrums at the airport long before boarding.

The proximity to planes seemed to have transformed two well-behaved bubs into wailing demons. Four hours into the first flight and we’re at wit’s end. It’s been non-stop screaming – not just crying – and I’ve nearly exhausted my entire repertoire of tips and hints for babies on a plane. All without success. Continue reading “Flying cry”

Mobility Part 1

Rhapsody is crawling!

After lots of teasing with bouncing bottom, Rhaps has put it together with her desire to get somewhere else! Granted she looks like she’s doing the worm but it’s wonderful.


Dear Baby Girls,

Today you came home! Yes, the world isn’t just the white walls you’ve been looking at for the past 22 days. You had your very first car trip (which had you both fascinated) and then we introduced you to your house and room.

It has to be said that Rhapsody seemed uninterested in the new surroundings but Gypsy was fascinated by simply everything in not only her room but the house.

It’s hard to tell you how wonderful it is to finally have you here in your own home.

It turns out I didn’t really know what ‘home’ truly meant until we had two little ones in here as well.

Lots of love