Sunday, March 13, 2011

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     We had another crazy weekend with lots going on.  The weekends always go by way too fast!  Between me and my brother and sister, we have so many kids we are always having a birthday party or planning one.  The only month my mom doesn't have a birthday for one of her kids or grandkids is November.  I don't think my brother and his wife are done though, so we still have a chance to fill up the calendar!
     This weekend was my brother's twin boys' birthday party.  We were supposed to have had it last week, on their birthday, but one was sick.  That's one of the negatives about being a twin.  But, the one who wasn't sick never said a word to his brother about having to cancel the party.  They are so close and really sweet to each other.
     We were talking Saturday at my sister's house about the party and her 3 (almost 4) year old son, Macalister, asked a very good question.  He was eating his strawberries and he looked up at me and said "Why are we having a party for both of them?  It's supposed to be a party for one person."  First, I was amazed at how observant he is. (Maybe he was making sure his cousins weren't getting the short end of the stick on parties!) Then, I tried my best to answer it so he would understand, but I may have confused him more.  I told him they are twins, they were born at the same time so they both have the same birthday.  I said, you know how your mama had Samuel in her tummy?  Well, Bethany had Timothy and Tyler in her tummy at the same time."
     He looked up and said, "Two in her tummy?"  I thought he was going to get choked on his strawberries.  I could see his little mind trying to imagine his aunt's stomach being maybe twice as big as his mom's was.  I think I made him nervous or gave him too much to think about.  Not paying attention he reached over next to him into his little sister's plate and started eating her strawberries.  It was the 18 month old, Sadie, and she must have thought it was a game.  My 6 year old niece, Skylar, was next to her so she just reached over and started eating hers!

John 1:16   "From his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace."

1 comment:

~*Lisa*~ said...

You have to love the way kids think! I also have twin boys(20mos.) and the kids I work with always ask me a million questions about them. The funny thing is though that there are 3 and 4 yr olds that can tell them apart better than some adults that see them daily!
Sounds like your family is blessed with a lot of love and nurture!