Understanding Twins

I admit that before I had twins I really knew little about twins and their development.
It really is such a unique and unusual bond. This week has been a week to remind me that those without twins or are not a twin themselves don’t really get it.

We enrolled our boys in soccer for the first time this year. We are super excited to see our little ‘TimBits’ heading onto the soccer field. While we are not sure that three year olds play much soccer, the experience of trying to figure out the game will be exciting enough. This week we got the call about the first night and all of the details they will need to begin. That is when they told us they put the boys on different teams. “So they can learn to play against each other” Seriously??? First of all, they are three. Secondly, they are twins who cry when their brother feels pain and are devastated if one of them gets to do something the other does not. So, after a day of arguing with the soccer convenor we got them put on the same team.

Later in the week we got a birthday invite from one of the kids at school sent to the boys labelled “the twins” Really??? Did they forget the boys’ names?


Twins are unique, amazing and similar at the same time. Whether they look different or the same, they have a bond that is impossible to explain. I love watching my boys grow and seeing the way they just ‘get’ each other without saying a word.

Do you know a set of twins? What would you say is the most remarkable thing you believe twins share?


Kerrie blogs at Family Food and Travel.  She is a mom of twin boys (born March 2010) who she often refers to as the ‘twinado’.  Kerrie loves, writing, travel, photography, and fabulous food.  Prior to kids, Kerrie was an avid reader and scrapbooker and hopes to one day return to those activities.  Kerrie once considered herself successful, that was until she attempted toilet training twins.



  1. lizlampman says

    My mom and aunt are fraternal twins and they are very close. My aunt moved an hour away but they still spend almost every weekend together, and call one another everyday. It goes beyond just being sisters I think. Great post Kerrie!
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