Life seemed particularly grand for Edelweiss and Malcolm. So much so that they felt like they were getting away with something. They were happier than they’d ever been.
Being apart for part of the day made their together time that much sweeter. It was somewhat difficult to concentrate on housework, but I suppose that bit was nothing new. 🙂
“You do dishes all day at work,” said Malcolm. “Let me get these.”
“I won’t stop you,” Ede surrendered easily. Dishes were not her favorite. “Meet you upstairs?”
It was a special day – their littles were graduating from the bassinet. Malcolm finished up the dishes and went up to spend a precious last few moments with baby-them.
And then it was time. They each monitored one kid ~ Forsythia began to change first.
Edelweiss got so excited, she had to turn away.
And poof! Out Forsythia pops, wearing a hat a lot like her pop’s. ;D
She rolled the Good trait (uht oh – Grandma might not like that) and the Rambunctious Scamp aspiration.
Somehow young Forsythia didn’t get the memo that she was a twin – when her brother started to sparkle, her fantasy of being an only child began to crumble.
Fennel rolled the Music Lover trait and the Artistic Prodigy aspiration. He didn’t share his sister’s sibling discomfort (I’ll never understand how/why that works), so he didn’t get what the big deal was.
Ede tried to put her daughter’s mind at ease.
Forsythia eventually gave up her grump and decided to delay judgment, for now. Fennel, aware that he’d obviously missed something, looked to his pop for guidance.
Malcolm and Fennel gave the girls some space & took some time to get to know each other better. Malcolm was super excited to have a music lover in the family!
This was nearly all autonomous, by the way. It was so cute. I thought I might die. But, I didn’t. Whew.
The kids were both hungry as heck, so they tactfully freed themselves from the loving attention of their respective parent and returned to their scene of entry: the kitchen.
At first they just sat together in silence, but Fennel couldn’t help but crack a joke. Then Forsythia offered a heartfelt compliment. And before long they were sharing huge smiles with their huge slices of cheesecake.