Today the boys decided that they were going to dress like twins. Yes they do have a lot of the same outfits as I find it hard to find appropriate clothing for them so when we find something nice, particularly for “at home” clothes, I’ll buy two. But generally they aren’t dressed alike when they go out.My “twins” had the greatest plan to outwit me today…or so they thought. When I called “Ethan” I got “Brayden” and when I called “Brayden” I got “Ethan”. I just had to be one step ahead of them (isn’t that the key mothering skill?) and remember to call the opposite child that I wanted. They didn’t want to play with me then because I spoiled all their fun. But really…can I have the 5 year old doing the 7 year old’s schoolwork?? I know the 7 year old was quite hopeful about the situation but the 5 year old was looking a bit concerned.
Double trouble they can definitely be but “twins” they are not.
Update: The boys decided to get changed out of their matching outfits and add extra washing to my laundry basket. Their reasoning – they didn’t want anyone to get confused. I just have to shake my head.