Thursday, March 31, 2011

Not understanding the viral thing

Yesterday I got a million emails asking if I had seen that video of the twin toddlers talking to each other. This one:



Yes, I have seen it. That's the age when kids start to mimic things around them. Remember this video of Nate at the same age, imitating me with a purse on his arm?




As a twin mom who has been around the block, I had different questions and observations about this video:

1. I can verify this is an authentic and unstaged video because the toddlers are in diapers. Twin moms start to give up on keeping clean clothes on their kids at this age as it is a futile effort.

2. Are the doors to the fridge and warming door locked? Because my twin boys would have torn that shizz up if they weren't locked.

3. How on earth did they get toddler twins to stop tearing up the house for two entire minutes???????

16 comments:

Michele said...

I totally don't get it either. My kids did this all the time. I have video to prove it. I don't understand why it's news.

Stacey said...

Hahaha yeap that is exactly what goes on in a twin household! Whenever my two stopped moving it was to make noise hahaha! I do find that twins tend to talk directly to other babies often...perhaps because they don't know life without another baby?

Cynthia said...

Oh the things we pick up on!...
I also wondered about the doors but then I thought, my kids weren't strong enough to open the stainless appliances until they were slightly older than these kids appear to be. Give these two a few more months!

Irene said...

I don't know why it's viral, I rarely click on videos but since it had two naked baby twins, how could I not. I like it that one kid had only one sock on.

Your video of Nate wouldn't load for me, but I think it's funny to imagine Nate imitating you with a purse! See you can be girly.

Amy said...

I have one other comment to add to yours. We rarely have lengthy videos of our twin boys (how did they manage to capture 2 minutes?) because when ever they saw someone with a camera they would attack like animals. All of our short little videos end with a little toddler hand grabbing at the lens!

Joanna said...

They had them on Good Morning America today. Together, they looked more manageable than just Michael was at that age!

Janna said...

Your #2 got me thinking - my boys are fairly destructive and when I take them other places that are 'baby proof' it's never enough for my 'identical destroyers'. And yet, we've never had to put a lock on the oven or fridge. In three years, they've never tried to get into the oven or fridge. Oh SH*T! Did I just jinx it by typing that out loud?!?!

PS Oh my goodness - that video of Nate and Alex is adorable!!!!

Ginger said...

I saw it and had a completely different feeling about it.

Mostly that my kids were never like that. They still aren't. And it kinda makes me sad.

It makes me question why they aren't. Are they just not "those" kind of twins? Is it because they both have a language challenge? Today our speech therapist said that Dean has a language delay and Emory has a speech delay. They are completely different things. Maybe that is why my boys don't communicate much with each other.

They do communicate...it is just subtle and you have to really know them to see it.

Anyway...it is a cute video but I have to agree with the being still thing. My boys are NEVER that still...unless they are playing with their iPads! :)

Miche said...

I think it is viral because it is something that those of us with one child at home don't get to see.

Plus it was CUTE!

But yea I get how mommies of multiples would be annoyed :)

Anonymous said...

I'm glad it did make the news. Why not put stuff out there to make us laugh. They are adorable. I would much rather watch stuff like this than most of the junk on the news.

Jamie said...

I loved the video! First, my boys are 10 and (almost) 13. I loved hearing them chat & giggle when they were younger! So it's nostalgic.
Next, again because I'm a boy-mom, I enjoy this because for 2 minutes these boys are actually conversing! And, when they disagree they either laugh, or try to argue their point more emphatically. I'm fascinated there is no hitting, shoving, or name-calling (that I can decipher anyway
Finally- it's TWINSPEAK! It may be commonplace in your home, but the video is viral because it's something the majority of people hear about all the time, but never see for themselves. I can't tell you how many times I've watched it- it's simply fascinating!

Anonymous said...

I have been sent this link a lot, too! But the best comment was from a co-worker who said, "Now I get those stories you tell me!" (My twin boys are a couple months older than the ones in the video.)
JS

Amy said...

I have been getting this sent to me as well- I am enjoying the chance to let others in on all the fun we have at home with our boys, too! They are too cute. And what a cool story to tell them when they get older about how they were famous for 15 minutes!

Life is Like a Box of Chocolates said...

I give everybody one guess who is "the girl" in this conversation! LOL! Very funny!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad to hear your take on this. Everyone I know sent me this video (I have twin boys who are 3 years old). I think it's a cute video but I honestly didn't understand why everyone was freaking out about it.

I guess as twin parents, most of us have seen this type of thing a lot with our own babies so there is no novelty.

Carrie

Jamie Ehat said...

I thought about the locks on the oven and fridge too! And seriously her house is clean? What's that all about? My boys are 18 months old and are chatting up a storm to each other. But never for this long! Just tonight they were hanging out under their highchairs talking and laughing with each other. I ran to get the video camera and by the time I got back… they had moved on to destroying my separated laundry piles. Oh well, what do you do?

By the way, I love reading your blog. Thank you for being so positive about life and twin-mom-ness. Sometimes I can really get down and overwhelmed. Your blog always helps. :)