We had decided to keep the kids in the dark about the twins for a while, but after the appointment when we heard both of their heartbeats, we decided that it was time to tell them of the double bundle of siblings coming their way.
The conversation started pretty casually, with Scott telling the kids we had a surprise for them. Of course, Violet started looking for the surprise, expecting some gift or other. We said that it wasn't a surprise that they could see yet.
"So, Milo. Why do you think that mommy's tummy has been getting bigger?" Scott asked Milo, clearly leading him somewhere.
"Hmm... I don't know. She doesn't eat a lot of junk food, so she's not getting fat. I think there's a baby in there."
"You do? What do you think, Violet?"
"Nope, it's just a big fat belly." she said, definitively.
I laughed, "Are you sure?"
Scott prompted, "So you think there's a baby in there, Milo? What if we told you that there are TWO babies in there?"
His little hazel eyes boinged like a cartoon character, "TWO??? Wow! That's one for each of us to hold!"
"Yeah, a baby for Milo and a baby for me!" Violet chirped. "Can I have some fruit snacks?"
So, I guess they're OK with the news, huh?