When our twins were born, the hospital pediatrician spent a lot of time talking about all the problems to watch for. Twins tend to have speech delays. Twins often have "twin talk" or their own language. Twins might be developmentally delayed because they tend to be born a bit sooner than singletons. One twin might be dominant, leaving the other twin angry and frustrated. It was a bit scary for new parents to sit through a lecture on all the potential problems unique to twins.
What the pediatrician didn't talk about was how twins tend to be more social and learn to share earlier because they always have a playmate. They don't tell you how amazing it is to watch the bond develop so they both independent and connected at all times. They don't tell you how twins challenge each other developmentally, constantly raising the bar for each other.
This is a story I love because these twins aced the ACT. Yes, both of them.
In Chicago we had the pleasure of watching them on TV and listening to them, as well as reading the newspaper articles. These young men are a credit to their school, their parents and each other. It's wonderful to see such an accomplishment from any high school student. As the mother of twins, though, I'm especially happy to see that both twins are succeeding.