The girls wake up way too early -- at least for Mom & Dad. There is something really sweet, though, about how they greet each other. It's like they haven't seen each other for days. They hug and kiss and smile and giggle. It's one of those moments when I realize how strong their twin bond really is.
We raised them as two little girls who share a birthday. They call themselves "sisters," not "twins." At school they have their own friends and play with different children each day.
It's not often you see the twin bond emerge. When they are tired, they want to snuggle with each other. When they are hurt, they want to comfort each other. In the morning, they rejoice at seeing each other. It makes me a little jealous, but also brings great comfort knowing they have each other.