CIJ: A Twin Christmas July 8, 2009Posted by texasheartland in Christmas, Christmas in July, family, Feelings, hilarious, life, memories, Siblings, sisters, thoughts, twins.
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Believe it or not, Christmastime with twins is just as much fun as it is with any other siblings!
When we were children, Christmas was always fun. Mom, figuring that one would get jealous if the other one got something cooler, would buy us both the same thing but in different colors or designs. We would both get a Barbie but with different hair color. We would both get a stuffed animal but different colors. When it came to big items, she would buy only one of them for us to share. I can’t seem to remember it, but we had a toy that looked like a robot. It would tell us stories, and ask educational questions. It came with cassette tapes and you could even play your musical (we played Garth Brooks) tapes in it. I just asked Mom and she forgot the name of it. It drives me crazy!
Even Christmas now, having a twin sister is fun! I love shopping for my twin and seeing her eyes light up as she unwraps the George Strait shotglass I got her one year. She loves seeing my eyes as I unwrap the genuine leather clutch she won for me last year. We both love going shopping for Mom because we both know she’ll be surprised at what she receives. Let’s not even talk about decorations! We both love decorating together for Christmas. When we decorate outside, we do it together. We first come up with a plan in our heads. Then as we march outside with bags of lights, we realize that the plan we first had isn’t going to work. So we brainstorm and finally figure out what to do. We might argue a lot because we’re frustrated that the lights won’t go around the trelis like we want, but we get it done. We stand back, and look at our work. We are so proud of ourselves. When it comes to the Christmas tree, we hardly argue over that. We put on Christmas music or a Christmas movie, and dance to the songs as we decorate the tree.
Wrapping presents is a different story. We have developed the habit of wrapping each other’s gifts while the other is in the bedroom. So that the other doesn’t see what we got them for Christmas, we end up wrapping on the floor. We’ll throw the tape on the bed and after 5 minutes, we’ll ask where it is. The other will look under the covers and pillows, finding it under a comforter and laughing because the one wrapping is getting mad because they have misplaced the scissors. We still do the “shake” test though the presents have gotten bigger over the year, it makes it rather difficult. In fact, Manders couldn’t shake her gift otherwise it could have broke! Christmas Eve is fun because we argue over who is going to play Santa and hand out gifts and who will end up taking the pictures.
I love celebrating Christmas with my twin. It’s fun, frustrating, and above all- great.