Poor kid. There you are changing a diaper, feeding a baby, etc., when the inevitable happens. The other twin starts to cry. Whether for some unknown reason, or they have fallen over and bumped their heads, the wailing begins. Do you rush over right away like the mother of just one child? Do you set your toddler down and rush over like a mother with older children? Or, do you just yell across the room, "I'm Sorry!" as you finish the task at hand. If you are the mother of twin is is likely the last option. Unless you are an octopus with extendable arms this may become one of your most used phrases.
But, I believe that the use of this phrase has created somewhat patient little babes (I know, I know - I am not yet at the terrible twos). After months of yelling "I'm Sorry" across the room and feeling just awful, the other twin will now come over and just rest their head on my leg or knee until I am done.
I'm telling you, this twin raising thing definitly has some perks.
oops...got to run... my twins are screaming their heads off upstairs refusing to nap. Oh well. I can't win them all.