As you may know, my wife and I have twins, a boy and a girl. They turned six years old in May. Frequently when we are out we split up and each of us takes one of the kids. We try to mix it up but frequently I and up with our son and she ends up with our daughter. Some days however one or the other of us has reached our last nerve. We know we need to separate them, but neither of us wants to spend time with the kids. This sounds rude, but it's a truth of parenting. On these days we talk about "the ugly one". If Kristie is frazzled I'll say "I'll take the ugly one today." When you have twins frequently one is uglier. This isn't a matter of aesthetics, it's personality. We don't always know which one will be acting up the most, so this is my way of volunteering to accompany the child who is most likely to drive Kristie over the edge. In the beginning this was almost an inside joke, but years later we still do it and it's actua
SunFyre is written by a guy in a wheelchair, thus "...words from a seated position." However, this journal isn't about being disabled. I'm a husband, father of twins, entrepreneur, author and occasional political pundit.