I usually take a break from the baby stories on Tuesday, but today is a special day.
Today, at three days shy of three and a half, my kids have figured out that…they can do different things.
This is huge. This is beyond big.
You see, since they were infants, we’ve done everything together. It’s just easier for me. Sleep at the same time, eat at the same time, eat the same things, wear similarly styled clothing on the same day, interchange clothing, play at the same time, watch the same television at the same time. It worked out really well for quite a while.
But over the past year or so, it’s been causing major problems because their sharp minds can pick out any minute difference and make a scene over it. Worse, sometimes one of them wants something (say goldfish) and the other one wants honey cereal and instead of me simply getting them the snacks they respectively want, the whole thing ends in tears since their sister doesn’t want what they want. We also have to come up with exact replications of spontaneous things. One girl comes up with an awesome song and we praise her? The other one quickly spouts out some nonsense, not getting it because the ‘baby muse’ hasn’t struck her but she still wants the praise, and we have to be just as excited. It’s hard.
Up until last year, the girls thought they were literally the same person.