Welcome to Tyler and Parker Thompson's Blog

Tyler and Parker Thompson arrived on June 23, 2008 at only 26 weeks and 4 days old, weighing 1 pound 6 ounces (Parker) and 1 pound 10 ounces (Tyler). Parker spent 129 days (home 10/30/08) in the NICU, while brother Tyler spent 143 (home 11/13/08). We are thrilled to have our family complete with both boys home!

This blog was created by John (the daddy) to inform family and friends (and now new acquaintances) of the twins progression. Below is the blog archive dating back to the week Heather (the mommy) was admitted to the hospital. We try to post weekly updates, but on occasion the week gets the best of us.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Power of Brother

Watching the boys play can be quite a show - sometimes a comedy, other times a horror flick! Tyler loves to play with ANYTHING Parker has in his hands - must be better than what he's playing with, right? He is already notorious for stealing brother's toys, crawling over him to get to his ever-so-important destination, pulling his long, beautiful curls, or even walking ON him. Yes, there is no more interesting sight than coming into a room and seeing Tyler standing/walking on top of Parker! What the...? Now Parker is not completely angelic in this scenario, he too has his moments of thievery and bully, but more often than not I can rely on Tyler to come through in this area.
So...if being near each other causes such grief, wouldn't they stay away? ARE YOU KIDDING? John and I are thrilled and amazed at the way the boys stick together. Even through all of the battles, they choose each other. The other day I called for Parker to come give me a hug, on the other side of him was Tyler, luring him in with cars and laughter. Who did Parker go to - yep, you guessed it, he went to his brother! Now mommy was shocked, but understood. Parker didn't need a kiss and hug at that moment, he needed his play buddy, his brother...and I LOVE that!

Brothers just hanging out!

T/P: "What...we're playing nicely, don't worry!"

Could they sit any closer?

Mischief...I think this togetherness will have its challenges, won't it?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Welcome to the wonderful world of twins. Even as the parents this is a very exclusive club, admittance can be difficult. Emily and Jennifer are 19 and the best friends ever! Their worldly plans always include the other twin and a decision cannot be made without the others input. Beware the "twin committee" they drive a hard bargain :)

kathy stayner