When I was pregnant with Hosea and Micah, one question that I was asked a lot was
“Are you going to dress them the same?”
To this I would answer, no I’m not, maybe sometimes on special occasions or for pictures but not on a daily basis.
However as they have grown I have found that I do dress them the same, maybe not the exact same outfit, but usually the same thing just in a different color. Their closet is organized around outfits, their pants are all hung up, two to a pant hanger, and their shirts are all put in so that the matching shirts are next to each other.
This was not something I meant to do. Before they were born, I was sure I was going to not dress them alike, I was going to let them have their own clothes and each their own personality and not try and make them be like their brother, but along with some other things I meant to do, that went out the window when they arrived.
I think the thing I find the hardest is that I want them to both be equals, I don’t want one to be cuter than the other, or to be dressed in newer clothes, and since there are older brothers and cousins there are a lot of hand me down clothes, although not a lot of doubles there. I’m going to go out on a limb and say I know it sounds crazy, and maybe you just can’t understand unless you are a mother of multiples.
I know that one day they will not want to dress alike, and I will be ok with that, because then they will be old enough to choose their own style and have their own opinion and be able to express their individuality. Until then I’m going to keep coordinating their clothes and dressing them alike, except for today, which was a rare occasion.
Because I’m the mom, and I can.
On a side note, I think my boys were born to be models, they followed instructions so well and they love having their picture taken, I bet you can’t tell in these that just seconds before I took my camera out to start shooting Hosea was bawling because Micah took his toy.
Seriously, if anyone needs models let me know.