SEEING DOUBLE: Gladstone State High twins Shanae and Connor Sevenoaks (13), Kiel and Tyler Pickett (12) said there were ups and downs of being a twin.
SEEING DOUBLE: Gladstone State High twins Shanae and Connor Sevenoaks (13), Kiel and Tyler Pickett (12) said there were ups and downs of being a twin. Laura McKee

Young twins tell of love-hate relationship

BEING a twin can be cool but challenging at times.

Gladstone State High Year 8 students Kiel and Tyler Pickett and Connor and Shanae Sevenoaks know only too well what it's like to be twins.

This week is National Birth Awareness Week, a national event held annually to celebrate the joy of parenting multiples.

Kiel and Tyler are 12 years old and are an especially good example of competitive twins.

"I am better than Kiel at everything and more powerful," Tyler said.

The twins are hard to tell apart, even sporting the same hairstyle.

"I got it first and he liked it so he got it," Tyler said.

Kiel is 52 minutes younger than Tyler.

"We have a love-hate relationship," Kiel said.

"We fight, but we help each other with stuff sometimes."

The boys are in the same football team and PE class.

Having a partner to play sport with all the time was a plus, according to the boys.

"I like being a twin because you can play footy with each other without being scared of getting hurt," Tyler said.

When it comes to barracking for an NRL team, the boys show their individuality.

"I like the Bulldogs and Tyler goes for the Eels," Kiel said.

Shane and Connor are 13 years old and have their differences.

"We don't get along," Connor said.

"She is weird and annoying and talks too much."

Shanae doesn't have a huge problem with being a twin, except for one thing.

"He doesn't get as much homework as me and that makes me jealous," she said.

Shane and Connor's hobbies vary, too.

"I am going to do softball and I like art and my iPad," Shanae said.

"I like motorbike riding, fishing and playing Minecraft," Connor said.

However, a love of the same television shows unites the twins.

"We both love watching Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon," Connor said.



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