Well Catherine was the first commenter on the previous post to correctly guess that Ro chose the flames ball and Ree chose the pink one. She said "My first thought was that Ro would be butterflies and Ree flames but decided to vote opposite based on their recent switch in clothing. Ro seems a little more active and daring right now while Ree is exploring her quieter, feminine side." Bingo. If they had chosen the soccer balls six months ago, I can practically guarantee that Ro would have come home with the pink/butterfly ball, and Ree, well OK to be honest I have no idea what she would have picked. She would have (as usual) been a wild card. Anyhow, there were probably twenty-five designs/colors in that soccer ball aisle, and both girls surprised me with their choices.
(Ro left, Ree right)
As of a few minutes ago, 216 people voted in the poll, and 156 (72%) thought Ro chose the pink one, while 60 people (27%) thought Ree chose the pink one. If I hadn't gone shopping with them, by the way, I would have guessed Ro/pink and Ree/flames. So much for mother's intuition, huh?
I asked the girls why they did what they did and here's what I got:
Ro: 'Cause I like how the flames have red in them. Mostly I just really like the flames and thought it was kinda neat. I think the people thought I picked the butterfly one 'cause it's pink and my favorite color WAS pink. (Cracked me up that she really emphasized the word "was" and that she called all of you "the people.")
Ree: I picked it because my favorite color is pink. Um, today. And I like butterflies. That's why I tried to draw one before, you know? I just like them because they fly and because you can ride on them when they fly. I liked it because it looks like they're flying on the ball.
So there you have it. Kind of an interesting peek into their heads.