The Munchkins

Life with identical twins

I count on her

on June 21, 2017

When people ask about the differences between the two girls I often say they are like two sides of a coin.

Caden falls asleep quickly at night. Delaney is often up as late as 10:30 or 11:00.

Caden sets(!) an alarm for the morning, so she has enough time to watch 30 minutes of cartoons before she needs to get dressed. Delaney sleeps until the last possible minute.

Caden is not an adventurous eater. Even with things like pancakes or cinnamon rolls, she only likes what she likes. Weird frosting? Different mix? She’s out. Delaney’s palate is ever expanding. She tries new things and rolls with different versions of things.

Caden is responsible and detail/time oriented. She’s always the first one ready to go in the morning and frequently reminds us that “We’re leaving in two minutes!” Delaney is easily distracted and always the last one out the door.

I’ve known for a while that Caden will be our family’s saving grace at some point. She will be the one holding it together for us when I’m run ragged and her sister is distracted. She already cooks for herself a fair amount, and does things around the house without me asking, but the moment that made me smile and think Yep, that’s it, finally came last week. Tuesday is the day they swim. It was only day two of YMCA and we were still getting used to the packing list. As we were pulling out of the driveway I asked “Do you have your lunch?” Yes. “Swimsuit?” Yes. Then Delaney said that she forgot to pack her swim goggles. Caden said very quietly “I packed them for you, I knew you’d forget.”


One response to “I count on her

  1. Grammy says:

    Oh, so very Caden.

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