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Monday, January 23, 2012

Identical?

Avery (L) Ella (R)
It sometimes blows my mind to think I have two very different little girls with the exact same DNA. They started from the same egg in the same womb and have shared nearly all the same experiences yet their personalities and abilities are so different at times. Ella is clearly the boss, the domineering of the two and Avery, while stubborn at times, is usually happy to oblige with her sister's wishes. Ella, the first born, is a real leader, always wants to be first and the star of the show, and Avery in her own little way manages to find just the right part to play in that show. Avery has a natural grace about her and seems to pick up things rather quickly and if something does not come naturally she will work at it until she has mastered it. She does not give up or get discouraged easily. Ella, confident and assured expects that new skills will come with ease and when they don't she can get frustrated or will leave it and move on to something else altogether. For an extrovert, she has a difficult time in new situations and likes to stay by her mom's side and ease into a crowd. Avery doesn't have the same reserve and will usually enter a class or a party with less hesitation. Ella is usually the first to answer or speak up, although Avery has her own opinions she will wait until her sister has spoken and will then contribute. And their voices and delivery are so different as well. I can decipher the difference in tone and pitch with out hesitation. It really is interesting to see these distinctions emerge. When someone asks me how how to possibly tell the difference between my two identical girls, I should just say watch and listen...and you will see for youself!

6 comments:

  1. Stopping by from the Flock Together Blog Hop!!

    Karen
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  2. While my girls aren't identical, I often am amazed how two little ones with the same experiences can be so very different.

    I love it though--and look for ways to nurture their personalities and gifts that specific to who they are as individuals.

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  3. new follower! Found you from the blog hop :-)

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  4. Hi Amanda! I love how Avery would wait for her sister to finish talking before she does. I suppose they will be this way for life.. Your girls are absolutely adorable, all you kids are.

    Visiting from Tattletale. :)

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  5. Got here from Pepperific Life :-)

    Identical twins are really fascinating and your girls are absolutely adorable. They look exactly the same in the picture, but I see different expressions. In some ways, I find I am more like your little Avery :-)

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