Happy Birthday to My Favorite Twins
Today is my husband Mark's birthday, and his identical-twin brother Mike's - as typically happens.
Although my husband only goes to thrift stores and yard sales under duress and with the misguided hope he will find some high-end vintage stereo equipment (a hope which I may or may not foster to get him to go with me), this weekend we did do some poking around.
Maybe because his and Mike's birthday was approaching, I did notice a some twinsies on the shelves.
Like this Flowers in the Attic looking pair.
And these two, who are both a wide-eyed bottle opener and a disgruntled cork-screw
and salt-and-pepper shakers.
I've heard the one on the right can be moody, but they're fun at a party.
A pair of twin angels...which is not exactly how my mother-in-law has described her children.
And this pair of squirrel brothers who rob the bird feeder twice as fast.
I also kept my eye out for birthday gift ideas.
I thought maybe this coat rack made of deer parts could be good.
Or a box of limbs covering an old doll...oh,wait...I got him that last year.
Maybe an eagle made of fur?
Then this doll caught my eye...well, someone had already caught hers.
I almost got him this wooden carved bull head...
But then I thought, Nah, he'd really like twin Samuri brothers so he could share with Mike.
I finally settled on...none of these things.
Although Mark has celebrated 52 of these shared birthdays,
he is still very much a kid at heart.
And fun to drag around to thrift stores, lured with the very slim possibility he will find an old McIntosh tube amp or a set of Bang & Olufsen speakers.
But I like when he comes with me, so I'm not telling him just how slim.