My twins are struggling with their twin-ness lately.
One moment they are inseparable, and the next they are about to kill each other. Each is desperately trying to establish her own identity.
SS is the ultimate girlie-girl. She loves all things pink and sparkly. She must be fully accessorized before leaving the house, and she has been experimenting with new hairstyles. She is going to Fashion Camp, her first time at overnight camp without her sister, and the longest time they will have ever spent apart.
TT is a total tomboy. Thanks to PS's taunts that real tomboys can't wear pink,she has started eschewing the ever-present color, she refuses to do anything with her hair, and she loves in soccer shorts and t-shirts. She is doing zoo camp and seems born to be a veterinarian. (She did let me paint her toenails today, but only because I bought a gorgeous blue from OPI's Spiderman line, and topped it with red crackle, which looks "awesome.")
Today we started cleaning out the office/sewing room/guest
room to make way for TT. She and SS voluntarily share a room, but
they have been fighting and picking at each other a lot lately. I
think it is time for each to have her own space that suits her own personality.
SS will keep her current room, which is painted hot pink and covered in black polka-dots (this preceded TT's hatred of pink.)
TT will get the new room, with a fresh coat of Sea Breeze-colored paint and new teal bedding with lime green accents. Hopefully having the option to retire to her own space when her sister is driving her batty will keep the girls from fighting so much. But I'm betting one of them still ends up in the other's room at night.
And PS is thrilled with all this switching around because she has inherited my huge desk/sewing table. She spends nearly every waking moment drawing (I'm stunned at her talent--I can barely draw a stick person) and is drooling at the huge workspace. Also, I told her that if she cleans out her cluttered-packrat room, I will paint her room at the same time we paint TT's new room. She now hates the pale pink room that she begged for when we moved into this house 8 years ago. She wants black. I said no (do you have any idea how many coats of paint it will take to cover a wall with black???). I think we'll compromise with purple.