A twin bond

Twins are conceived together, grow together, develop together, side by side. They share a womb, they share their birthday (most of the time) and frequently share their milestones. Twins often share a cot, a cuddle, a bedroom, a meal, a friendship. It seems almost inevitable, they must share a bond.

Twins share a unique relationship. Identical twins often have a stronger bond, they tend to be more aware of each other. It is interesting, that studies have shown identical twins usually are characterised as being cooperative with each other, suggesting this closeness and understanding is present.

I have seen this bond in my identical twins. The other day I over heard my twins say to each other “I love you” and then give each other a cuddle! I must confess, I nearly cried! It is so beautiful to hear your little ones say things like this, totally unprompted. I love knowing they have a bond together and have support for each other.

There may be times when they fight and argue, they certainly have their ups and downs (believe me, it’s not all roses!), but there is no doubt about this underlying unique relationship.

Another example of my twins bond, was the other week, when Boo was being naughty, I told her she had to go to bed early, this didn’t worry her, until she realised

, her sister was not going to be with her. From that moment, she screamed for her sister. This did upset me, but I had to stick with it.

Thinking back, there have also been times when one twin is being told off for something, the other one steps in saying “leave my sister alone, she’s my sister and I love her”. Aww, although, I am cross at the time, it does make my heart melt, knowing they will stick up for each other.

I love these beautiful moments of twin bonding. As a mummy, it is one of the most tear jerking, magical moments ever. I want to remember them forever, store them up for the future, as I know they are young, children grow and they may not feel like this forever. All I can hope for is that they continue to have some kind of good relationship in the future. Fingers crossed!

Twin girls

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34 Responses to A twin bond

  1. Wow, they do say beautiful things. I’d be like you – welling up every time. How many times have we as mums found ourselves saying ,”must be strong” whether to hold back proud tears or during a standoff?!…

  2. Oh, so beautiful. A lovely special bond that I’m sure they’ll have for life x

  3. Cara says:

    Such a lovely post. I’m a twin & me and my sissy are best friends. Through all the hardships of teen years and adult life my one constant is always her that I’m secure and totally honest with. My mum tells me we had our own little gaggles when we were toddlers that seemed we were having a conversation. We were in the same classes at school as we hated being parted. We shared the same friendship group. All completely perfect!! The unique bond is so rewarding when you are one of two :):) what a gorgeous pic of ur girls too x

    • karen bell says:

      It’s lovely to hear that twins can maintain a great relationship through to adulthood, thank you x

  4. oh my gosh that is a little bit of a tear jerker so so beautiful the bond they have together!!!

  5. Morgan Prince says:

    What a beautiful post. I love when they say such wonderful things to each other, my two do this occasionally (they’re 9 and 4) although they do fight – a lot!

  6. Jenny says:

    Wow that is a really powerful post, and does indeed melt my heart. I can’t thank you enough for sharing that post and most importantly linking up with #meltyourhearts These are the fabulous, full of emotion posts, I wanted to read. So lovely. I have always wanted twins myself, and have been fascinated by their close bond my whole life. Lucky you to get to witness it everyday. Hope to see you again.

  7. Sarah says:

    That is so sweet! I agree 100%, I have older sisters that are twins and even now in their 30′s they are as close as ever.

  8. This is lovely Karen, what a special bond to have, your daughters are very lucky – as are you to be able to watch the relationship develop. Wonderful xx #meltyourhearts

  9. Lovely post. Mine aren’t ID and are totally different, but I love the bond between them. They’ve started to kiss and hug goodnight unprompted, awww!

    • karen bell says:

      Aw, that’s lovely. Even though my twins are identical and have a special bond, they are also very different too, it’s great to see :)

  10. Kim Carberry says:

    Aww! So lovely! What a wonderful bond they have x

  11. What a lovely lovely post – it must be more difficult to discipline twins sometimes though! Thank you for linking to PoCoLo x

    • karen bell says:

      Oh, yes. Sometimes you don’t know who did what, other times, they stick up for each other, then there are also the times they blame each other…..you never know where to turn! ;)

  12. What a special thing to witness through the eyes of a mother #MagicMoments

  13. Mumof2.com says:

    Lovely post and definitely a #MagicMoment! Good luck when one is in trouble when they are teens ;-) x

  14. It is most likely their special bond will continue, my triplets are now nine and still have this special bond. They argue and fall out of course but underneath they are best of friends and look out for each other.

    • karen bell says:

      That’s lovely to hear, thank you. I really want them to continue with their special relationship

  15. It’s lovely to read about your twins’ wonderful bond. I think it is something they will share forever. #magicmoments

  16. Jaime Oliver says:

    aww this is beautiful Karen and one subject i know well. my identical twin sister and i often would take on the world and if my sister was in pain or alone i was there always .. there were many times she fell out with folk in the playground and i stood in front of her offering them all a punch on the nose if they continued to pick on her… lol

    thanks for linking up with #magicmoments

    • karen bell says:

      Lol! It’s good to know that they will hopefully stick up for each other and support each other.

  17. This is such a gorgeous post and that photo of your twin girls is just GORGEOUS! They look like a right little pair of characters!

    Thank you so much for linking up to the Mad Mid-Week Blog Hop! xx