"Be your own person!", "Do your own thing!", "You and your sister are two different people!".
I seem to be saying these a lot to the twins lately. Perhaps it is partly my fault. I have always dressed them alike, I buy two of almost everything for them, and they both do the same after-school activities. They are the same age, born on the same day and only a minute apart. Shouldn't they both be treated exactly the same? Up until they were in Third Grade, I even went as far as to request that the school put them both in the same classroom with the same teacher, so that they both have exactly the same learning experience. But now I think and worry about the trouble they'd have in finding their own friends and worse, their own individuality.
Last year, I finally decided to have them placed in different classes and I was pleasantly surprised that the transition was not as hard as I anticipated. In fact, they seem to relish the opportunity to break away from each other's shadow. Instead of "Here comes C & H.", they are happy to just be "C" or, just be "H". Yet when the school year ended and they got to stay home together, it was "I want to do what she's doing!" all over again.
Today's card is a message to my girls. I printed the base as I wanted to get it out of my head quickly. The colored doll was hand-cut for layering because it was faster to cut that out myself than to print-and-cut. Besides, doing the latter would cause paper wastage due to registration marks.
The girls' classroom assignment for the 2012-13 school year came in the mail on Saturday and the arguments came almost as soon as the envelopes were ripped opened.
"Mom! Are you going to be volunteering in my class this year? It's not fair if you volunteer only in her class."
"Mom! Whose curriculum night are you attending.? They are held in different classrooms at the same time."
And while the twins are trying to outtalk each other, their baby sister came up and said to me,
"Mom, how come I don't have a twin? I'm not special."
OMG! Excuse me, while I go bang my head against the wall.....
Hello Dolly Cut Its (SVGs) from the Simple Shapes Super Plus Bundle
Matryoshka Doll SVG
LD This and That font
SNF Skip and Play (discontinued, from the Kim Hughe-Mongous Bundle)
Designed with Silhouette Studio Designer Edition and printed using my Canon PIXMA MP495 Wireless Inkjet Photo All-in-One Printer on American Crafts white cardstock.