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Someone recently pointed out to me that this blog is a bit Harlowe heavy and a little Chase light. (By the way, doesn’t a “Chase Light” sound like an icy cold, refreshing beverage?)

But I really don’t think I favor one twin over the other. It’s not like I’m out partying like a rock star with one of them.

Oh. Well, that is a cell phone snapshot of me and Harlowe out at a girls’ dinner. I’m sure Chase just had other plans. It’s not like that happens very often.

Oh snap. That’s me and my girl out to dinner again.

I actually bring along Harlowe because she has a very pleasant demeanor and it’s too cruel to leave Rick with both twins between the hours of 7 and 10 pm. That’s when they cry the most. So we divide and conquer.Β  Or rather, I divide and go out for dinner.

And that means I pick a lot of food off her head.

So no, I don’t have a favorite.

It’s just that Harlowe is like a sweet, calming angel.

And Chase is also an angel. Just one that grunts, groans, farts, spits-up, gets constipated, drools, farts again, has reflux, wakes up constantly between 4 and 6 am and overall is more of…..

a boy, I guess.

And he’s my sweet boy.

30 Responses to do i have a favorite twin?

  • Totally normal! I’m reading “One and the Same” by Abigail Pogrebin right now, and it goes over the “favorite twin” thing in detail, and it’s completely normal and ok! Whew! I don’t feel like such a terrible mom now. Love both my girls fiercely, but I identify with one of them more than the other, as does my husband. But it does stress the importance of also spending time with your other twin so that you get to know them too, but I think you have plenty of time for that. Right now you guys are in survival mode. And although it’s written by and geared towards identicals, I highly recommend the book. πŸ™‚

  • Abby says:

    I hope you’re dining locally because if you are coming to the city and not calling me to dine with you and that gorgeous girl (well, you’re both gorgeous) I will be upset!

  • Jen says:

    Love the pictures. Promise you’ll bring the twins out to our next W Village dinner gathering — I’ll hold farting, grunting Chase!

  • That cute little Chase photo almost…almost…makes me long for the newborn days. Especially since I’m finding the teen years eerily similar to the toddler ones… Your babies are adorable. All four of them!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    When you take Chase out for dinner with you, you’ll at least have some ‘music’ with your meal…even if it’s farting and grunting. They’re both adorable…I can’t tell them apart unless they’re together.

  • Ella says:

    All too soon it will be you and Chase…together at baseball practice, while S, D and H run amuck at home fighting over barrettes and pushup bras. He’ll get his turn.

  • This makes perfect sense really. It’s common knowledge that “girls rule and boys drool” – or that just might something my daughter likes to say. Either way – never too early to start girls night out! LOL and XO (those babies are scrumptious!)

  • jill says:

    Every once in a while I get the chance to read your blogs and I read and I read and I read…I have been at it for an hour now! You are so clever, witty and funny and the pictures are priceless! I was with you, Rick and the kids for 10 minutes a couple of weeks ago and all of your posts seem to hit home because I saw it all in action!!! You guys are amazing at it! Stay sane…Take care! Jill

  • Anna Antonia Giedwoyn says:

    Well I think you’re superwoman even if you do clearly love one baby twin waaaaaayy more than the other….heh, heh. Oh and that blanket photo is ridiculously cute!

  • ~Laura says:

    First off, impressive that you’re getting out to dinner! I’m jealous. Secondly, how cute is he in that towel!! Welcome to the world of little boys!

  • Aunt Marcia (Guess Whose?) says:

    Just wanted to add; best movie to see is called BABIES and it follows 4 infants from different parts of the world from their first breath to their first steps. What a difference in how babies are treated in mud huts in Africa or high rises in Japan…and they all survived and thrived. It was on On Demand t.v.

kelcey kintner