Anybody with twins knows that there are a hundred little differences in appearance, personality, mannerisms, or temperament that allow you to tell your twins apart. I won't bother to list all of them here, but tonight, one of the differences became glaringly apparent.
I let the twins get into the magnetic alphabet letters, lucky kids. They usually aren't allowed to touch them, because then I spend the next week gathering them up from every corner of the house. They can learn their darn alphabet some other way, thank you very much.
Anyway, today I was glad that we have a double-sided magnetic easel and lots of letters. They really enjoyed themselves. Natalie carefully selected each letter and placed it, with precision, in neat rows. Alright, so her rows weren't very even. But she worked slowly and precisely and tried to keep them all facing in the right direction.
Now, go around to take a peek at Noelle's side.
WHAM! An explosion of alphabet soup! She beamed as she rearranged things to fit every last letter in there as tightly as she could. The entire board was filled with letters, facing every which way.
What does it MEAN?