Look out world, we’re the Kyles Twins. We were born today, Tuesday, the Nineteenth day of April, in the Year of Our Lord the Two Thousand and Eleventh.
The first thing we noticed is … our parents are old. I mean, they look tired and ragged already and we are just getting started. How are they ever going to keep up with us?
Now that we’re here, I guess it’s time for some introductions. I am Arthur Lewis Kyles. I was born at 5:05 p.m and I’m the oldest by about 5 minutes. My fighting weight is 4 pounds, 2 ounces. I am very proud to be named after my granddaddy, Lewis Kyles. They tell me my first namesake was a wise and just king whose lifelong mission was to protect the weak from the strong. Everyone knows at least some stories of King Arthur and his knights.
Hi, I am Roland Charles Kyles. I was born at 5:10 p.m. I weigh 3 pounds and 12 ounces, but don’t let my size fool you though, I am a tough guy. I am really proud to be named after my daddy. Do you know who my first namesake is? Roland was a paladin in the service of Charlemagne who defended the weak and held back the Dark Ages in Europe. He grew into a legendary figure over the centuries.
We both came out crying and peeing all over the place. Mommy and Daddy got to hold us a few minutes before we had to go to the nursery. Mommy is tired, but doing good. Daddy is excited.
We are anxious to take on the world, but they tell us the world isn’t quite ready for us yet, so the doctors and nurses are going to keep us here at the NICU for a while. We aren’t allowed very many visitors, but mommy and daddy can spend time with us, and our grandmommies can come in. The rest of you will have to wait until we are home.