Our house is in medical mode. One of the girls has what we call "the boogies." The phrase seems to cover many mild illnesses. The brunette twin is mildly congested, slightly warm, and clingy. She's not really sick, just a bit under the weather.
This puts the blond twin into action. First, she wants to be her sister's nurse. She takes care of every need. Book? Got it. Blanket? Got it. Stuffed animal? Got it. Don't want that one? Got a different one. Hungry? I'll feed you. The brunette twin loves it!
The problem comes when it's time for the brunette twin to take her medicine. She's taking an over-the-counter fever reducer and a decongestant. The good news is she takes it nicely. No screaming or fighting about taking her medicine. The bad news is the blond twin insists she needs medicine too. I told her she does not need medicine, and she starts coughing. (It's an interesting development, since her sister is not coughing.) I have to admit I do give her a taste of the decongestant to keep her quiet. It is probably about 1/4 teaspoon, but she drinks it like it's her chocolate milk. So much drama for a few drops of medicine!
While all this is going on, the brunette twin climbs on our bed and goes to sleep. Her sister decides she cannot sleep alone and crawls in next to her. There is something wonderful about the twin bond, even if I don't take the time to admire it until one of them is sick.