The Evil Twin and I have been together for 15 years, married for nearly 14 (October 30th, 1993! We're usually out trick or treating, with the kids, on our anniversary - the bonus is getting to "check the candy for razors or poison." LOL). Anyway, we've always had this weird - I don't really know what to call it - sense of each other?
From the beginning, we had doubles on books and movies and music. We think so much alike, even though we are 9 years apart and we weren't raised in the same area or even under similar circumstances.
There are many instances where one of us is thinking something - like "Hmmm, I'd like some ice cream." and the other person, at that very moment, verbalizes it. It always weirds us out when things like that happen - and they happen pretty regularly.
Today, we were at Target. I was looking at baby girl clothes and had moved to a sale rack. I love baby girl clothes, but I love a bargain more! Anyway, I was looking through the rack to see if anything caught my eye and I saw a 24 month size t-shirt that said, "Patience Tester". I don't know of a more perfect way to describe Sissy. She's a firecracker.
The Evil Twin was on the other side of the rack looking at stuff, so I held the t-shirt up waiting for him to look up at it. Then, he said, "Hey, look at this." When I looked over - on the opposite side of the rack - he was holding up the exact t-shirt in the same size. Doo doo doo doo (Twilight Zone music).
We stood there and stared at each other for a moment. Gave each other the "That's weird as hell." look and moved on. We didn't buy the shirt. I don't really like shirts that have cutesy sayings on them, but I do find them amusing. But to buy it says "We know our kid is a brat, but we don't care and isn't she adorable anyway?". To me.
And, futhermore, Sissy is not a brat, she's a 15 month old baby who likes to exert her will, and yes, test our patience. That's what toddlers do. Isn't she adorable, anyway??? LOL.
PS. To all my mom blog readers - Happy Mother's Day. To Tiff, Renn, Kenju, Wordnerd, Tammie and all the others who may read and not comment - I hope you have the most wonderful day ever. We decided to shuck the drama of a meal out and instead chose to grill out here and enjoy our day at home. I'm looking forward to it. Kiss all your babies for me!