I suppose that you could say there is a general theme here at the minute of the both of them trying to make sense of the world in their own unique way.
Last week, the following:
One afternoon we arrived home from school as usual. Twin girl ran up to the front door and started playing with the doorbell (which doesn't work most of the time - the game is to try to get it to work). Then, stopping for a second she asked, "Mum, have you moved the doorbell? It's lower".
Erm, no not exactly. As you might be able to guess it was her that had grown taller and not the doorbell that had suddenly moved a few inches down the door frame, although it did take her a little time to understand this. What was funnier is that her twin brother, hearing her question, immediately thought the same. I'm a bit worried that he seems to believe everything that his sister says at the moment...
We've had some daffodils on the kitchen table this past week. A bit early I know but they are really cheerful. Twin boy loves looking at flowers when we have them in the house (and very often chooses a bunch for me at the supermarket - then gets the unsuspecting person he's with to pay for them #welltrained) and so had been carefully monitoring the buds as they had opened throughout the week.
We replaced them with a new bunch on Friday (they never seem to last all that long and I was enjoying them) and when he got home from school he ran into the kitchen and then back out again to tell me very urgently that something had gone wrong with the daffodils. "They've all closed up again!" he said. He was quite relieved to find that they weren't broken and were just a new vase full that hadn't yet opened!
|Our Sunday morning walk, which included no ninjas whatsoever.|
Lastly, we had a little walk out on Sunday to a beautiful garden near to us - Biddulph Grange. If you don't know it, Biddulph Grange has some wonderful themed areas to it's gardens one of which is a Chinese garden. The children really enjoyed exploring the gardens and when we got home I asked the twins which bit they'd enjoyed the most. Twin girl piped up "Oh, the Ninjago bit was my favourite!". They are big fans of Lego Ninjago and I suppose the Chinese area of the garden reminded her of that - the power of branding, eh?! (Although Ninjas are Japanese - maybe we should work on our Geography?)