Dania Ramirez says the experience of raising her 2-year-old twins Gaia Jissel and John Aether was the inspiration to put pen to paper and write a children’s book.
“They are finding their own personalities,” the “Devious Maids” actress told People magazine. “They are getting to be a little more comfortable being in social settings because they have each other. They just want to be running around and dancing. That’s their favorite thing.”
The actress said that her children have very distinct personalities and that they created a nightly routine of story time as a way to teach the twins that sharing is a good thing.
“They won’t listen to an entire story so I pick a page and then I start telling them the story and I’ll re-enact everything,” Ramirez said. “I’ll make the sound really big and that’s why I think I’m getting into writing a children’s book next.”
She continued: “I really enjoy everything and they are very cognizant of what I am saying but they are into repeating the actions. So if there is a dog and I start barking they bark back.”
The book will surely be part of their routine, but Ramirez said it won’t be the thing that puts them to sleep.
“I always end with ‘Incy Wincy Spider,’ ” she said. “For some reason they are obsessed with it. At the end of every story I just start singing the ‘Incy Wincy Spider’ and that puts them right out.”