How to Stop a Fight Between Twins: A Magic Moment

Yesterday morning, first thing: Jake & Ellie were up, sitting on the sofa & sipping their morning milk as usual.

The Mummy & I were both briefly upstairs.

There was a commotion downstairs: shouting, crying; you probably know the sort.

The Mummy was ‘indisposed’ so I was first on the scene…

Jake was crying, & when I asked him why he said: “She pushed me, & hit me in the eye!”

“Ellie, did you hit Jake?”

(Grudgingly): “Yes”.

“Why did you do that?”

“He hit me!”

“Jake, did you hit Ellie?”

“Yes! But…but…she wouldn’t let me play with…..<insert toy name here>!”.

“But that doesn’t mean you should hit her, does it?”

I eventually managed to establish that Ellie had a toy that Jake saw as his, he tried to take it, she resisted…yadda yadda yadda…crying & shouting. And that Ellie didn’t mean to hit Jake on the eye.

So I did the usual “Jake, I want you to say ‘sorry’ to Ellie” & “Ellie, I want you to say ‘sorry’ to Jake”, along with some “I’m sure Ellie didn’t mean to hit you in the eye; it was an accident”, sort of thing.

There was some Resistance. Feelings were running deep.

I must have been under some sort of inspiration, as I’d only just emerged from slumber & hadn’t had so much as a sniff of caffeine. First thing in the morning I’m generally doing well if I can remember my own name. Maybe I’d had an illuminating dream, I don’t know!

I said to Jake: “Jake, why don’t you just go over to Ellie & say you’re sorry? You love her, don’t you? And she loves you. She’s your friend. I’m sure she didn’t mean to hurt you”; and the same to Ellie.

This photo is one I prepared earlier, but a Magic Moment nonetheless 🙂

They responded! Jake first, smiling as he said “Yeah”, then sidling over to Ellie.

They both said sorry to each other, then embraced & kissed. I’m sure I heard an “I love you” or two as well…

A real ‘Magic Moment’.

I’m linking up for the first time with Jaime’s ‘Magic Moments’ blog-hop on her “The Oliver’s Madhouse” blog. For more Magic Moments just click the pic:


5 thoughts on “How to Stop a Fight Between Twins: A Magic Moment”

  1. Aw that’s so cute! I was waiting for the punchline, where they sidled up to each other and each issued a thwack! Could you come and teach mine to apologise like this please??

  2. awww thats lovely! i was a twin and can honestly say i never ever said i was sorry and if i am honest i think i terrorized my sister!! lol

    Thanks for linking up with #magicmoments this was a lovely one x

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