I’ve always admired twins for one thing – the head start they got on human interaction. They spent nine months together in a place slightly more cramped than a New York studio apartment: their mother’s womb. Even though they didn’t speak in there, they certainly became aware of each other pretty early on and learned how to avoid infringing each other’s space too much “Um. Your foot’s in my face again.” “Sorry. Let’s kick Mommy’s rib again for fun.” “OK!”
The newborn girls that we see in this video are so cute while they show their connection. You can see them looking into each other’s eyes and almost reading each other’s minds. Preparation for when they get older and are in school. They’re wearing their newborn caps and their daddy is filming them. He probably did that to remind himself of what calm babies looked like before he and his wife brought them home.
I could almost imagine the actual conversation. “Dana?” “Yeah, Dawn?” “It’s much bigger out here than in mommy’s belly.” “Yup.” “Man, they swaddled us good. I can’t move my arms…” “Yup. Me neither.” “Let’s nap.” “Cool.” Their demeanor reminds me of what my son was like when he first was born. May these twins’ parents be so lucky. But the building blocks of a lifetime of near-psychic connections has already started to be laid into place
Let’s fast-forward about 20 years after this video. It’d be interesting to see them communicate with each other then. Would they both still be as laid back as they are in this video? Maybe one might be a hyper one while the other may be the calm, serene one. But chances are good that they will still have that bond that they did in the hospital. Then again, maybe one will be mad at the other for going out with a boy that she liked while pretending to be her. Life’s strange. You never know.
Weren’t these twins adorable? I thought so. Did you? We’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below!