Jen and Ben, they’re a silly pair,
they are twins with bright red hair.
One wears it short the other long.
One’s always right, one’s never wrong.
They’ve been together since day one,
always happy, always fun.
They dress the same most every day,
pj’s for bed and overalls for play.
One is bright and one is sunny.
One’s more sweet, one’s more funny.
Both love to giggle all the time.
Or they sing loudly, a nursery rhyme.
One likes to run, one likes to jump.
One gets a bruise the other a bump.
In the backyard, their favorite place,
Today’s the day for the big race.
Teddy’s in the carriage, pushed too fast.
Bunny’s in the wagon soon to be past.
The tree is near, the race is done,
It’s a tie, they both won.
Now mom’s calling, time to eat,
something yummy then a treat.
First a wash of hands and a comb of hair,
then mom helps them up into the chair.
Yeah! It’s celery sticks with peanut butter,
then an oatmeal cookie like no other.
Mom baked them fresh, just today,
with raisins and nuts, just our way.
Then it’s time to help mom clean,
There’s never a spill or crumb to be seen.
Then the pair find pillows to share,
for a nap with bunny and bear.
Snuggling atop their blanket for two,
Mom reads aloud something that’s new.
But first funny faces silence then yawns,
followed by dreams of swings and lawns.
But a nap’s never long when kitty’s about,
A nose-tickling tail serves as a shout.
The twins awake in a flash, ready to play.
But mom has some errands to do today.
First a surprise, a trip to the park,
the twin’s sleepy faces light with a spark.
There are swings there and a tall slide.
Jen climbs bars, Ben finds places to hide.
They see other kids who know their names.
Then together they play jumping games.
Ben jumps high and Jen jumps far.
They all jump together back to the car.
Mom hops in and turns the radio up.
Jen plays drums on her sippy-cup.
Ben sings along snug in his car-seat.
All banded together to a favorite beat.
Then off to the store and away they go,
reading the signs that they all know.
Ben gets excited by a speedy fire truck.
Jen giggles at a waddling road crossing duck.
They stop at a light that’s yellow then red.
Green means go! – to the store just ahead.
The wheels turn and blinkers blink,
Mom hit a bump, Ben spilled his drink.
Parked in the lot mom finds a cart,
with a wobbly wheel and a shaky start.
Through the door that opens like magic.
Ben waves his arm, pretending it’s his trick.
Their carriage a fortress, tank and ship,
sailing down aisles in search of bean dip.
With Jen in the seat and Ben in the back,
they guard the goodies in case of attack.
Jen checks off the list and grabs for a treat.
Sometimes mom finds them under the seat.
The breads now a pillow for Ben’s sleepy head.
So Jen gets to pick the new book to be read.
At the check-out they chat with some friends.
Mom’s chat with the grocer never ends.
The carriage ride bumpy back to the car.
But that’s okay it isn’t too far.
Plus there’s a hill that goes that way.
So mom jumps on and we all get to play.
Everybody helps putting bags in the back.
Then a surprise, it’s a new kind of snack.
They both get a straw for juice to share.
A flavor for each of the silly pair,
one likes the lemon and the other lime.
But that’s a story for another time.
To be continued…