Dear Girl Twin

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Sixty Three]

Let’s talk about appropriate alarm clocks, shall we?

Bringing me breakfast in bed.

Bringing me chocolate in bed.

Brining me English Breakfast tea with generous milk in bed.

And now for inappropriate alarm clocks.


Screaming from another room.

Literally all other alarm clocks except for the aforementioned three appropriate alarm clocks.

But first the news:

Considering she’s now sleeping soundly next to me while I write this, I don’t think she’s learned her lesson.


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Thx, Twins

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Fifty Five]

Last night’s complete lack of sleep is thanks to Girl Twin using the “I feel sick” as her only weapon, she spent the night in our bed while P attempted to sleep in other places around the house but totally failing and I finally got her back into her own bed but then she woke up howling at three something and then Boy Twin joined in and First Minion somehow slept through it all but Oh Em GEE today’s going to be delightful.

But first the news:

I’m just trying not to throw up from sleep deprivation at this point.

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Were You Born That Way?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Forty]

Deborah Siegel, gender scholar and mother of boy/girl twins, brings to life key research about the gendering of childhood in the earliest years of life.

Taking us through a personal journey peppered with blunders and epiphanies, she challenges us to move beyond pink and blue and learn something new about gender from society’s smallest experts: our kids.

But first the news:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

Deborah wants us to remember to:

  1. Embrace the purple.
  2. With great power comes great responsibility.
  3. Small change brings big change.
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And The Universe Laughed

[Dutch Lock Down Day Three Hundred Twelve]

Not immediately after I wrote yesterday’s ZOMG Everyone is BETTER post Girl Twin super puked and it sucked but as I was falling asleep I literally laughed ALOUD remembering some of the details of the experience.

But first the news:

Just to be clear – those riots that are happening in the rest of the country are not happening here in Groningen province. And definitely not here in Haren.

I’ll let you know if that changes.

But let’s talk about puke cause that’s more fun.

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Let’s Keep It Low Key, Shall We?

[Dutch Lock Down Day Two Hundred Sixty Eight]

First Minion: “Can I have some chips please?”

Boy Twin: “Chips!”

Papa: “Go get the chips and a bowl and bring them here.”

Boy Twin and First Minion race to get the chips – Boy Twin wins, bringing the chips back to Papa first.

Papa: “Go get bowls.”

First Minion goes and gets a bowl. Boy Twin goes and gets the BIGGEST PLATE HE CAN FIND.

Well played, Boy Twin.

Well done.

But first the news:

Now the servings are eaten and Boy Twin has put away and retrieved the bag of chips TWICE.

He’ll put them away, but he’s bringing them back out.

Don’t @ me.

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