I have been looking all over the dang place for the girls’ school pictures. We lost so many things in the move that will someday (hopefully oh please oh please) turn up, and it’s annoying, but par for the course, right? But Ro and Ree’s kindergarten school pictures? Now THOSE I was really ticked off about losing.
Well last night I found them!!! And before showing them, I know everyone thinks I’m nuts when I say the girls don’t look anything alike, but these pictures really capture what *I* see when I look at them. The differences of expression and the personalities that jump out are so pronounced.
Alright, enough crazy talk, here’s Ree, see the wide-eyed happy expression and sweet smile? I look at this photo and can almost hear her saying in her high voice “Mama, can we cuddle on the couch and read a story? I brought us a blanket to share.”:
And here’s Ro, see the big smirk about something (probably a joke she just cracked) and the way she looks a little tough/smug? I can almost hear her deeper voice saying “You think that’s fast? Watch how fast I can go when I put on my flying cape!”:
Funny girls. When I blow them kisses, Ree’s whole face lights up and she instantly blows a kiss back. Ro looks up very soberly, grabs the kiss in the air and presses it to her heart. They’re just so different, inside and out, and I love them both to pieces.
PS: Another thing these pictures tell me is that I am so far behind on laundry I may never catch up. Those cute little shirts they’re wearing? Haven’t seen them since picture day. Which means I haven’t gotten to the bottom of the darks pile since at least the end of September!!!!
PPS: Just dropped the girls off at school and their teacher said: “Did you hear about yesterday’s big controversy?” “Oh no,” I said, shuddering a little and picturing everything they could have done, “what happened?” “Both girls had M clips in their hair!!!” she replied. Bwah ha! Oops.