And the win­ner is? Well, we love them just


Llanelli Star - - FAMILY MATTERS - Richard IRVINE

‘WHO’S the best twin?’ has never been so closely fought.

There’s been very lit­tle to sep­a­rate them over the last few weeks.

One day Emma is at the helm by cor­rectly iden­ti­fy­ing sheep, and the next Thomas edges past her by turn­ing the tele­vi­sion on.

Al­though, it’s not an easy com­pe­ti­tion to ad­ju­di­cate simply be­cause it’s a lit­tle sub­jec­tive with no struc­tured tests or timed events.

It’s more a gen­eral ap­praisal of their per­for­mance based on a num­ber of key fac­tors.

For ex­am­ple, we have speed walk­ing, which Emma tra­di­tion­ally runs away with.

Thomas is get­ting faster, but he can’t match her turn of pace or her abil­ity to sus­tain that level of speed.

She’s got a phys­i­cal ad­van­tage, be­ing of a more sturdy build, there­fore giv­ing her a bit of ex­tra power.

This also gives her the edge in any liv­ing room skir­mish.

You’d be a fool to put your money on Thomas walk­ing away with the in-de­mand toy af­ter a one on one scuf­fle.

How­ever, we’re talk­ing about the best twin and the abil­ity to de­prive a child of a toy is not nec­es­sar­ily an ad­mirable qual­ity.

Yes, It’s nice to see a strong­willed young woman stand­ing up for her­self but of­ten it just looks like she’s mug­ging him.

What we can say is Thomas has ex­cel­lent hand eye co-or­di­na­tion.

If you need a coloured shape putting through a sim­i­larly sized hole or a large tower con­struct­ing then he’s your man.

Emma may have those skills one day but she’s hap­pier pot­ter­ing around rather than in­volv­ing her­self in projects.

What she lacks in

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