Rebecca Romijn Is Terrified Of The Terrible Twos (Times Two): 'It's The Death Watch Period!'

Tue, May 24, 2011 2:05pm EST by 3 Comments

Rebecca admits that one of her 2-year-old twin daughters with Jerry O’Connell is quite the daredevil: ‘I’m scared she might almost die!’ Are you in a similar situation HollyMoms?

If you’re in the midst of that terrible twos stage, than you can relate to parents Rebecca Romijn, 38, and Jerry O’Connell, 36. Except they don’t only have one to deal with…they have double the trouble!

“I feel like we’re getting through the death watch period where they might almost die, but hopefully we’re going to start communicating and explain why you can’t stand on that really tall piece of furniture,” Rebecca tells Rachael Ray about her twins Charlie and Dolly — Dolly being the extreme daredevil.

[She’s like,] ‘Where is a giant piece of furniture I can stand on top of and almost die?'” says Rebecca.

The mom-of-two admits that having twins may be double the fun, but it’s also double the work! Not to mention her girls are complete opposites.

“It’s just like a crazy social experiment where you have these two people who were born on the same day, who have been raised in identical upbringings in the same bedroom and they could not be more different as people,” the actress says.

And not only that, Rebecca has a goof ball husband to go with her wild little ladies. She’s the disciplinarian of the house!

“They’re in this little girl like ‘Daddy is a rock star’ [phase]. He walks into the room [and] they’re like, ‘Daddy! Daddy, daddy, daddy!'”she says, adding that her “softie” Jerry is a key component to wrangling her girls.

“They’re at this age where they run off in opposite directions from one another, so I’m still not really brave enough to take them out alone by myself because you can’t run in two directions,” Rebecca explains. “Jerry’s big enough, he’s brave enough, to scoop down and pick them both up, but they’re getting to be big people!”

HollyMoms, can you relate to this twin trouble?

–Leigh Blickley

Get more on the O’Connell twins:

  1. Jerry O’Connell’s Twins Have Their Own Personalities — ‘We Have A Good One And A Bad One.’ Can You Relate?
  2. Rebecca Romijn & Jerry O’Connell Dish About Twins! Two Girls Are Twice the Fun!
  3. Jerry O’Connell’s Terrible Twins Have Turned Him Off The Idea Of Having More Kids: ‘The Factory’s Closed!’

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Posted at 11:50 PM on June 5, 2012  

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Posted at 6:39 PM on May 24, 2011  

I don’t know why it’s the Two’s that everyone talks about. It’s ABSOLUTELY the Three’s. I have 5 kids and each one of them started “finding themselves” when they were in their 3’s

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Posted at 9:38 PM on May 24, 2011  

I agree! I have 4 kids, my youngest being a set of twins, and they were all angels at 2. Then it was like someone flipped a light switch when they hit 3. Having two of them going through it at once is definitely an experience though.

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