I've learned several things about half-grown kitten siblings since October:
They gallop around the house together constantly in order to create the maximum volume of thundering paws, making their humans feel sorry for the new tenant downstairs.
They are strong enough to knock down small pieces of furniture, often at the end of a gallop. That happened just this morning.
They will run over human feet if those feet are in the path of a gallop. (Gallops usually end on the cat tree. They love their cat tree. They practically live on it.)
They like to invent games, like let's knock over all of the shampoo and body wash bottles on the bathtub ledges while rattling the shower curtain. This particular game is best played in the middle of the night when humans are sleeping.
They can hear the sound of someone picking up a plastic pouch two rooms away, even when it isn't a pouch of cat treats.
They have not yet decided who will be head cat. This power struggle includes a great deal of wrestling, vampiric neck-biting, and throwing each other off the cat tree.
They are carrying out a concerted, two-pronged attack on the television – in front, behind, to the side, stretching up to the top. (Humans are countering this assault by covering the TV with empty Amazon boxes at night.)
There are never enough cat toys.
Power cords are not power cords. They are delicious strings of cat licorice.
Any crumpled tissue existing in the apartment will be torn apart into dozens of small pieces and spread everywhere.
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Toilet paper cannot be kept in its holder, or it will be batted at, unrolled and subsequently shredded into long strips covering the bathroom and hallway floors. Also, toilet seats must be kept closed at all times, or kitty expeditions down into the interesting bowl of water will occur.
When a human is showering, they will throw themselves at the closed bathroom door and meow loudly.
Periods of activity are punctuated by nap time, during which they look so incredibly cute that it's difficult to remember all of the above.