So one question I often get is: How do the babies get along?
Well, that is an interesting question and the answer is complicated. They do like to be near each other...at least Oliver always finds his way to where Noah is contentedly sitting with his toys.
However, I am not sure that desire to be near each other necessarily denotes friendship. It usually ends in screaming as Baby A undoubtedly will grab whatever toy Baby B is playing with. The scene typically goes something like this:
"OOOO...look at THAT toy....it is moving. I want THAT one!"
Followed by Baby B's toy getting grabbed away.
Baby A then inserts said toy into his mouth (marking territory???)
Baby B either a) attempts to grab it back b) throws a fit or c) a combination of the two.
This situation is only made worse by long fingernails, approaching naptimes or those irritating teeth that just can't seem to come through.
Honestly, this is their interaction the majority of the day unless they are physically restrained from getting to one another by the use of carriers, bouncers or barriers. My conclusion? Well, they're babies. I guess they just haven't reached the social level as of yet.
In this instance, Noah won the prize and Oliver was sent to his bed for a much needed nap.
They DO smile and talk from time to time...especially when they just wake up. Just the other day I saw them in their room before they saw me and they were "talking" between the two cribs. Both had managed to pull the beautiful comforters made by Aunt Kellie and Grandma off the side of their crib and were laying facing each other making cooing and squealing sounds.
And that is about all of the physcho analyzing I can inflict on my two little ones. Let's just say they don't yet have the mental development to "get along." Or perhaps they just have a little too much of the sinful nature coming out! Either way...they are loved and imagining my life without either one of them is next to impossible.
And before you watch the following video and say (like my husband inferred) "You just sat there and filmed them?" Just imagine this scenario taking place about ten times in the course of a day. One stretch of letting them "work it out" is not going to kill them (although it looks like Oliver is trying his best when he goes for Noah's hair!). Besides...this just HAS to be recorded to show them later in life.
Just remember...no babies were harmed during the recording of these events.
And if you are STILL horrified...just come spend a day at my house. :)