The battle rages on as Emma and Thomas struggle to be named top twin
IT’S been a tough few weeks deciding which twin is the best.
In the good old days, Emma took the top spot on a daily basis, but she’s losing it in her old age. Unfortunately, she’s discovered the gentle art of manipulation.
Obviously, this is a positive thing for the future, especially in the workplace, but not in the kitchen at 7am. All the weapons in her armoury are brought out to ensure Emma gets what Emma wants. The most annoying weapon is the tormented crying, which
goes on until I capitulate and hand whatever toy, food or object over to her.
Emma’s demanding nature and ability to make my life difficult is very different to Thomas’ approach. He points and grunts at whatever he requires and makes far less of a scene. Jokingly, I suggested this might be a sex-linked genetic trait to Victoria, but she didn’t register it because she was telling me to take the bin out.
Emma has also started to control Thomas by biting him if he steps out of line.
Although unnerving at first, I’ve Googled ‘babies biting’ and am now confident it’s not a warning sign of psychopathy.
However, poor Thomas crawls away in fear when she swaggers up to him with a mischievous smile baring her small teeth.
Physically, Emma’s out in front with her jerky, although functional, walking. On the other hand, Thomas has given up with the two feet thing and reverted back to crawling, on the basis it’s quicker.
What he lacks in walking, he makes up for with his ability to climb. He can scale a large sofa with ease and likes nothing more than to try and ascend various household objects, with little or no appreciation of the danger involved.
In terms of communication, there’s very little to separate them as they’re both fairly indecipherable with general conversation consisting of garbled nonsense.
Although maybe Emma is better at the actions to Incy Wincy Spider but Thomas does an excellent ‘Hello’, accompanied by a waving action.
They’re also on a par with table manners, both terrible but Emma is quicker at eating. Thomas eats rice by the grain, whereas Emma happily shovels fistfuls into her mouth. We’re perplexed as to where she’s picked up such gluttony, but it’s vaguely reminiscent of how I eat crisps.
In conclusion, there’s only one answer and that’s to say it’s a dead heat in this week’s race to be top twin. What I would say is watch this space because Thomas is looking like a safe bet for the future.
It’s hard to know exactly where Emma picked up her eating habits