For whatever reason this strip always makes me laugh, and it’s all about that last panel. I don’t know, maybe I just wrote this one for my own amusement.
The conversation may be a total figment of my imagination, but it’s still one of my favorite strips of 2011.
My son and daughter play a lot of Monopoly. He loves it because he frequently wins; she just liked to play games. It often amazes me than can be so pissed off at each other over one of these games and five minutes be back at it like nothing happened. In a way, I guess that’s good.
Having twins brings along some unique issues; yes there are many special bonds unique only to twins that you don’t want to ignore, but you also want them to be their own person and not always tied to their sibling. Birthdays are an interesting situation and no matter how you feel about it, they will always share that birthday. Luckily our twins are pretty easy going and this particular conversation has never happened. However, this year I’ve noticed they each refer to it as “my birthday” not “our birthday,” which I think is natural. It’s not like a wedding anniversary where you’ve chosen to have a life event with another person; they’re stuck with each other and have no say in the matter.