Always Crazy, Always Fun, Always Love

Ray Romano once compared life with twins to living in a frat house. As he put it, "no one sleeps, there is a lot of noise and a lot of throwing up." I find this very true with 4 young children, including twins. However, though things are always crazy, we always try to have fun and, most certainly, always love each other.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Do Twins have Different Personalities?

This is a question I hear frequently....... but, you be the judge:

Both girls do enjoy coloring:
Here is Ellie's picture..... she could sit and color for a very long time. Note the multiple small scribbles all over the page. She will do this repeatedly with different colors for a very long time.
And here is Meghan's coloring- much more like a typical 2 year old. She will get bored and move on to something different before Ellie almost every time. (and, I am pretty sure Ellie helped with those small scribbles on the right...)Both girls enjoy painting:
Here is Ellie's painting- note the universal method of doing paint dots over most of her papers.

And, here, you see Meghan much more enjoys the feel of smearing the paint around:

Both girls love to run outside:
This is something I have been wanting to catch on video for sometime and I don't think the video does it justice, but I am posting anyway. Ellie runs with her back very straight and kind of "trots" on her toes. Because of this, it makes her curls bounce and is so cute and funny.

And, Meghan usually runs very hard and looks very determined- usually pumping her arms and kicking her legs up hard as she goes. She will be a sprinter in track someday! video video

And, as an interesting note..... I had told both girls to run down the sidewalk and run back. You can see who thought that idea was fun and who had other plans...

And, just for grins, one more as they run to play in the back yard....

So, as anyone can tell- these girls are just as different as any sisters would be. Ellie likes to cuddle up on the couch and read books or watch cartoons or just sit with someone. Meghan likes to see what she can get into and play with. Meghan is openly ornery, but don't let Ellie full you! She is just as ornery, but in a quite way.... to where sometimes, it isn't immediately obvious that she has gotten in trouble or done something crazy.

I have gotten to know quite a few people with twins and even those with identical twins say the same thing. So, DNA doesn't matter- no matter how closely related, we are all our own unique individuals. So fun to watch kids' personalities develop!


Chip Kohrman said...

that's so fun that you have some very creative artists!
I am always amazed how kids born from the same set of parents can be so different. Fire and water.

Breezi said...

okay, that was me... not Chip... lol. :)

Autumn said...

SO fun to see their differences!! I love it.