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My Twins, Hiccups and Wreaking Havoc (by Faris)

My twins have arrived!

Don't let anyone tell you otherwise, these twins are mine, all mine. I am, after all, the Big Brother which I have never, ever been before - what's more I am a Big Brother twice over. That's just the kind of boy I am, I never do anything by halves. When Mummy was in hospital, I often met other children in the lift with their baby brothers or sisters in car seats being taken home - but none of them had TWO babies. I was just SO proud of myself. And of Mummy and Daddy of course.

While Mummy was in hospital, Nanni came to stay for a few days. Honestly, she was a nightmare! She couldn't even turn on the video recorder so that I could watch Despicable Me, Daddy had to keep doing it for her. However she Did Her Best and that's all you can expect of anyone. At least, that's what Nanni said. Excuses, excuses, excuses. I kept turning the video off at the mains to give her some extra practice at turning it on again. She certainly needed it.

The very best moment came when Nanni chased me into the bathroom and found the toilet roll in the sink and me brandishing the loo brush and spraying water all over the floor. Now that was a Very Good Day, Nanni was crying with laughter...at least I think it was laughter.

Going in to the hospital to visit Mummy was enormous fun, there were so many opportunities for Wreaking Havoc. My twins - their names are Tala and Lilia - were too tired to join in (it must be tiring work being born because they do seem to spend a lot of time sleeping) but give them a month or so and I'll have taught them lots of tricks of the trade. Anyway it was left to me to charge about the room, opening the lids of bins, juggling baby milk bottles and generally amusing everyone until Daddy decided we needed to go home for some reason. I really don't know why. It was a shame Mummy wasn't in a room with other new mums and babies because then I would really have shown everyone what Wreaking Havoc is all about.

Then, my twins came home! What a great day that was. Nanni made the bed and put a sheet on the cot where they will sleep. I tried it out for size - it's a bit small for me but then Tala and Lilia are very tiny. I also tried out their new car seats which made splendid rockers. I can't wait to see what else is new for me to experiment with.

That was a couple of days ago and I have done my utmost to make my twins feel completely at home. They have learnt to sneeze already and to hiccup - which is pretty good going when they have only just been born a few days, don't you think? When one of them sneezes or hiccups (Lilia is the best at this) then I copy her as exactly as I can. It's called Fraternal Solidarity or words to that effect.

Do you know, it was great fun being just the one of me - but it's going to be three times as much fun, now that we are a Trio. I reckon it will be Just Spendid!

Tala and Lilia say:

We are born! Aren't we clever? We think we have been extremely lucky because it turns out we have a beautiful Mummy and a smart Daddy. You can never tell, can you, until you are actually born? Best of all, we have Faris who is our Big Brother. We have only known him a few days but already he is A Hero to us.

Lots of people have come to see us though we would be hard put to it to remember exactly who they all were. Faris says we have a big family, made up of lovely people. As we say, we really are a lucky pair. Mummy says we are especially lucky to have each other as we need never, ever be lonely. We don't know what lonely is, but we do know that snuggling down next to each other is the best feeling in the world.

Faris says we need to learn how to Wreak Havoc but at the moment we are not sure what that is either. We have decided to sleep on it, just for the time being.

We are sure we will be really good at it when we are a bit older - say two months or so...

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23.04 | 20:15

lovely and heartwarming - an inspiration to us all x

09.03 | 12:07

Love this story told as ever beautifully.x

10.11 | 21:31

What a super account of a special event. I loved meeting you last night and seeing your creation come together. I’m so pleased you got so much from the activity

07.09 | 13:17

I have broad shoulders x

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