Our girls are crazy. And I should’ve known they’d be since, well, Josh and I are their parents.
Our girls love to sing and jump and play. They scream for fun. They try to out-scream each other, and scream so hard they shake. They think it’s hilarious. And they have done this for a very long time. I guess when you’re raising two girls, you should always be prepared for the non-stop screams and talking.
Here’s a sample of what usually happens at least once a day, every day:
Lately they’ve added wrestling to their list of fun things to do. They start with a hug and then swing the other one down to the ground! And they giggle all the way… most of the time.
What I find interesting about our girls is that at home they generally play very well together. And they almost always are doing the same thing, at the same time. If one is eating, they both must eat. If one is doing a puzzle, they both must be. If one is pushing a car around, the other one must too. They often put their stuffed animals or babies down for “nap time” together. They go upstairs to their room together. They even give each other hugs and kisses randomly. They even sometimes share or take turns well.
But, that’s not the interesting part. The interesting part is when they aren’t at home but are at church or playgroup or some other social setting where they are with other children and toys. They do their own thing in public. They actually rarely play with each other in these situations. And part of that is that Lisa is very independent, a bit of a loner or an introvert. She is content to just sit there and put together a puzzle or do a craft or read a book. Alison, not so much. She’s a bit of an ADD child, and feeds off the social atmosphere. And apparently she’s a tad bossy with her peers (Alison doesn’t really like to share all that much).
Alison feels fairly comfortable around new people and situations (at least after a few minutes). Lisa when confronted with a new situation and people takes much longer to warm up to the idea. She will just stand there and be a tad shy perhaps. This is so strange, because at home, Lisa is more often the leader of the two. She dictates what the girls do more than Alison does. And at home, Lisa is LOUD and has no problem just talking or singing or doing whatever all day long. But, in public she’s much more tight-lipped.