Twinnies

An older sibling laments the changes that twins have brought to her life. The narrator looks on resentfully as the toddlers become the center of attention, taking up all of her parents’ time and energy, and leaving her to wonder if she’s still Dad’s special girl. However, when a neighbor complains about too much nighttime crying, she finds herself defending her sisters: “Who does she think she is, picking on our twinnies?” The last scene shows the family snuggled together in Mom and Dad’s bed, the older girl nestled between the babies, holding a tiny foot in each hand. Ages 6 and up.

© 1997 Bunting, Eve
Audience: Children