A few weeks ago the nursery asked me what we wanted to do when they turned one and got too grown up for the baby room (pause for a bit of weepy nostalgia at the thought that my babies are too grown up for anything). They have two 1-2 rooms at our nursery and after (if I'm honest not very) much thought we've decided to split them up. It's only for two days a week, and we both felt that this was the only way that the carers would ever really internalise them as two separate individuals with different abilities, likes and dislikes.
So, two days in, how was it for them? Twins do, after all, have a special bond.
...I don't actually think they've noticed. They were certainly much more delighted to see L and me than they were to see each other.
So much for that special bond.
But I also think, so far, it's going to go well. Certainly the carers have already started picking up on things which S does (loves posing for the camera) and A doesn't. And that A does (can just about stand up - it's amazing what two days of peer pressure will do) and S doesn't (she tries bless her, but with less success).
And if the point of being a parent, whether of twins or not, is to bring up a well-rounded individual (or in my case three) then surely this is a good first step?