I’m raising twin toddlers.
I’m raising boys.
There’s not a day that goes by where I don’t wonder if I am doing the job right.
Even though they are twins they are individuals.
With this being said, I dress them alike most days just because I can. I think it’s cute never mind the fact that it’s easier to think about one outfit instead of two.
But now that they are almost three years old, I let them pick out their own clothes at the store. Mason recently chose a Thomas the Tank shirt and even though Cameron has no clue who or what they are, he chose Ninja Turtles. In this way they are starting to express their individuality, their interests and their style.
Over the Summer, the boys got their face painted – they could choose from cars, rockets you name it! Mason chose a dinosaur and Cameron chose a rainbow.
“Really, you don’t want a rocket or a car?”
He chose a rainbow.
The boys really showed how different they are from each other. Remember my post on potty training differences or the dangers of labeling one child with a certain personality? Well It all comes down to respecting their differences.
So for Halloween I asked the boys what they wanted to be, after I explained the concept to them, since they aren’t quite three yet. Can you guess the response I got? I have a request for one dinosaur and one rainbow!
Here’s my predicament. I would have to make the rainbow costume and purchase the dinosaur costume – so wouldn’t it be more special to make two rainbow costumes? I want to honor their wishes and honor their individuality BUT, wouldn’t it be cute to see two rainbows?? I feel like they might request dinosaurs another year, but as they get older, would they choose rainbows again?
What do you all think??
Do I make two rainbows because it would be so cute? Or is this the moment when I respect their individualities especially because they are twins?