We don't watch a lot of tv in our house, but I do allow the children to watch morning cartoons on netflix. They usually choose Diego, it's the only show ALL the kids can agree on. It gives me a little time to myself to drink some coffee and check my email and facebook.
I got all excited when I heard her and decided to sit the girls down just to see how smart they were. We got some of our favorite counting and color books and I got to work quizzing them.
That's when I observed something very interesting in my girls.
I've been asked several times "Which one is the dominate twin?" I never really know how to answer. They are just different. Both have pretty strong personalities but neither one dominates the other.
When the girls are together Maya answers all my questions. She is very bright and articulate and loves to "play school." Camille lets her sister do all the work and just sits there quietly listening. She doesn't speak up or participate.
I separated them and asked Camille her colors and we practiced counting. She did great....away from her sister.
So this makes we wonder about school in a few years. As parents of twins we have the choice to separate them or keep them together. On one hand preK is a HUGE adjustment and maybe having each other would be nice....but I want each of my girls to shine and not be thought of as a unit.
A while back at our TMOM's (Tulsa Mother's of Multiples) meeting we had a panel of older twins and their parents. One mother decided to keep her boys in the same class throughout elementary school because she wanted her children to have the same foundation in education. She feared one twin would get a "better" teacher. Not to mention the annoyance of different homework.
I have 2 years before I need to make a decision, but this observation in my girls really got me thinking on the subject. A question for other MOM's ......
Are you going to separate or keep you twins together in school?