All of my kids get treated the same when it comes to gender...they all watch Cars and Tinkerbell, they all play with airplanes and wear princess shoes, and they all wrestle with daddy and snuggle with mommy...so it's been interesting to watch the gender differences begin to emerge between Timmy and the girls. If you put them in a room together, Timmy will find the cars and trains and the girls will gravitate towards anything pink!
I love being Timmy's mommy and while there is something so special and unique about the bond between a mother and her son, so is the bond, all be it completely different, between mothers and daughters. Emma and Kallie are so much fun...they're full of this softness and spunkiness....and well, just like the saying goes...
Sugar and spice and everything nice,
That's what girls are made of.
And it's true; they are!
Not only have I loved bonding with them, I've also loved watching the bond form between the two of them. They have a relationship that they don't seem to share with Timmy or anyone else. Maybe it's because they are identical, maybe it's just because they are sisters, I don't know, but they're connected in a way that I can't explain. They will stay up (for what seems like forever) during nap time, peaking through the slats of their cribs to see each other, talking and giggling, while Timmy is fast asleep. They laugh at the same things - they laugh when no one else is laughing and when no one else knows what they're laughing at. When they've been apart and first see each other again, their faces light up. They run straight to each other and into a hug, passing anybody who might be along the way...whether that's Timmy or me or Daddy - doesn't matter! And while sometimes I feel bad for Timmy and wonder if he'll ever feel left out, I am so grateful that the girls have each other....and that in each other they will always have a sister and a friend.