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The Same, But Different

Right before Christmas, I bought new shoes for Burke and Maggie to wear to church. Maggie’s are cute (fake) patent leather-type ones that look cute with dresses and dressier clothes. Burke’s are dark, no character, not-quite sneaker sneakers. I’ve been letting Burke wear his new shoes to school because well, it just makes sense. I have only been letting Maggie wear her’s when she’s got dressier-type clothes on because, well – they’ll just look silly with jeans or sweats!

This morning, Maggie got really upset that Burke could wear his new shoes and she couldn’t. I promised that while she was at school, I’d go out and get her some new sneakers (because, frankly, her old ones stink.) That calmed her down enough to get everyone to school.

Logan and I hit Target and I got Maggie new sneaks. Burke was livid. He wanted new shoes too – even though the ones on his feet are pretty much brand-spankin’ new. *sigh*

So now I’m wondering – do I always have to get BOTH of them something new at the same time? Are they ever going to “get” that sometimes one of them will need something that the other one won’t? (So…what just pops into my head?? Will Burke want a bra when it’s time to get Maggie one?? LOL whoo boy.)

PB (Pre-Blog) – Getting Rid of the Pacifiers

It’s a slow day, so I thought I’d write about something I know I would have written about had I been blogging when it happened 🙂 So – this is “Pre-Blog” or PB.

The twins relied on their pacifiers for WAY too long. We were good about not letting them have them at any time except bed time and in the car on long trips. But we were bad about breaking them of the habit at an early age. You see, we just rid them of the habit in May. Yup…almost 3.5 years old and still with the paci. *sigh* But – we did it! And here’s our story.

Since Logan was born, Mike’s been the one to put the twins to bed. We had so many changes in their poor lives that we were trying to do it gradually…Mike was really good to not mention it at night hoping they’d forget, and not give it to them for longer and longer…but they’re like elephants. They always remember 😛

One morning as I was getting them ready for the day, I happened to notice that Maggie’s paci had a hole in it. I told her that it had a hole so we had to throw it away because it wasn’t safe any more. And I made sure she was watching as I did it. Burke was watching too and said, very seriously to Maggie – with his paci in his mouth, “paciflower broken. Throw away.” tee hee paciflower – I love that!

Mean mommy snipped a hole in Burke’s during the day when he wasn’t looking. Ooooops! Now all paciflowers are broken. They asked about the pacis for about a week, but were pretty good when we reminded them that they were broken.

Perhaps another thing that will scar them for life? Or at least from when they’re finally able to read and stumble on this post….