Before our babies were born, people told us how nice it would be for the girls to have someone to play with while they grow up. They told us how twins learn to get along with each other and share a special bond. I’m sure that will all be true at some point, but right now it is survival of the fittest….
Since the girls both started moving, they are constantly competing with each other. They will grab toys out of each other’s hands. They will each take one end of a toy and pull until one loses her grip and falls over and bumps her head.
They will physically try to pull each other off my lap. And if that doesn’t work, they’ll lean in a try to bite each other.
They eat off each other’s tray, and I’ve even seen them take food out of each other’s mouth.
I’m sure they will eventually grow out of this phase and learn that they don’t need to compete with each other. There are enough toys and snacks for everyone. And, I’m sure at some point they’ll start cooperating to overpower their older brother, but in the meantime they’ve disproven another myth about twins.