At 8 and 9, the Timmys continue to delight and amuse each other. When we have family get togethers, as we did over Christmas break, the Timmys do everything in tandem: they eat together, play together, watch TV together, and wake and sleep together. They are first cousins, about the same height, prone to crack each other up, and each has a high-pitched voice that--if put to use--can actually curdle milk.
They have their differences, though not with each other. For instance, one is a bit naughtier and more headstrong than the other. I challenge you to guess which one. And one talks more than the other. But they are good friends, and that's a wonderful thing.