* Abhi is sitting in front of me and flipping pages of book like he is reading it. Achu is doing her thing aka walking. Suddenly, she stops by Abhi and me, bends down to Abhi’s level, puts her face right in front of Abhi’s, says something and walks away. She has done this twice, so far. I have no idea, what she meant or said. 🙂 Abhi didn’t look confused at all. Either he ignored her or understood what she was trying to say. 🙂
* Abhi and Achu are in their booster seats eating without any trays on top of their seats. So, Abhi can see the straps hanging loose. He holds them in both his hands and starts chewing the straps. I am there right next to him, saying, ‘Abhi, here is your mammu. Eat this, not the straps’. He doesn’t listen. So I go get the tray for Abhi’s booster seat, put it on his seat. He can’t see or get to the straps now. Right then, before I could do my evil laugh, Achu finds her straps and gives it to Abhi to chew on. 🙂 The name ‘Twin Troubles’ can now be justified. 🙂
* Last time Achu fell somewhere and of course, there was some fake crying for the fall. This time, she shows me her feet and says ‘shi..shi..shi’ (We are all at that stage when all adults look at one others face trying to see if anyone understood what Abhi or Achu said; We don’t get it most of the time). So, rubbing her legs gently I say, ‘Okay, Ishi Ishi..bye..bye’. (They are masters at bye-bye-ing everything away happily:)). With that, Achu is fine. Next time, Abhi was crying because some toy fell on his hand. I bring Achu to Abhi and say, ‘Achu, Abhi is hurt. Say Ishi, Ishi..bye..bye’. She quickly, sits down and starts rubbing her legs. Apparently, rubbing legs is the cure for everything. 🙂 That must be true because even Abhi was fine after that.
* Abhi and Achu,both, decide to read. Yep, Its something remarkable when Achu wants to flips pages like that. They are flipping pages from different books same time mostly, but this time, they both were eyeing the same book. So, they are sitting facing each other, book in between. Achu flips to one page, Abhi flips it back. Achu flips it again, Abhi flips it back. I am thinking we need two sets of everything, now. Dont we?
* None of us, I mean, none of us adults can stand next to the kitchen countertops in the living room. If we do, we will be immediately pushed away. Achu was the one who started this first. She stands behind us and pushes our legs that we have to leave the place. Abhi stands holding on to our legs and tries to bite us. If you are not wearing jeans when you are standing there, you could get hurt really. Believe me, I did. 🙂
* Abhi and Achu have a secret place. They needed a secret place to hide from the adults (or the other kid), you know, especially, when they know they have done something wrong or snatched something away from each other. Dont tell anyone, but the little space between the bedroom and the bathroom is their secret hang-out place. We swear, none of us can see them when they go sit there.
* One weekend, I leave Abhi in the crib with his bottle. He can finish it by himself and by then I could get some quick chores done. After few minutes, he signals he is done (opens the door next to his crib and keeps smiling, waiting). I go and see some milk splashed all over his eyes. 🙂 Few minutes later, I go into Achu’s bedroom and see milk spilled all over the headboard. If this was not a way of twins communicating silently and secretly (across rooms), what is?
* Abhi is crying because he got diaper rash. A little more than his usual so he is crying when I changed his diaper. He usually doesn’t cry or crib like that, so, Achu noticed the difference. She stops by us (you know, she was walking, otherwise). I tell her, Abhi has ‘Ishi,Ishi’ and show her how to pat him on his chest gently. She sits next to us, watching Abhi cry and keeps patting him like I told her until Abhi stopped crying. 🙂