Lex, I'm really interested in what DP has to say about dressing them alike. Remind me, is her twin a man or woman? Are they fraternal? My dad is a twin (b/b fraternal) but when I've tried to ask him questions about twinship he has very little to say.
I am actually totally shocked at the extent to which I obsess about their clothing. It's not so much that I want them to match (though we do dress them in coordinating outfits or shirts, sometimes even matching stuff, mostly gifts, though), but that I want their clothing to be *equivalent*. I don't want one to be in a really cute outfit and the other one to be in something less cute. Or to have one be cold and one be hot. Or have one be in something really easy to play in and one be in something that's more restrictive to movement. I shop in consignment shops a lot, so this becomes an issue with stuff like winter coats. I can't tell you how many snowsuits we went through last year trying to find equivalent weights of fleece. I would have been much better off just buying new snowsuits at Land's End to begin with (tip there for those of you who haven't hit winter yet with your babes). Today they're wearing matching rompers in pink and blue with the same logo on them (from Martha's Vineyard). Gift!
: But they are really cute and easy to play in and easy to wash, so I've got to prioritize!
I am also shocked at how much pink and blue we have and how hesitant I am to switch the colors. Toddlers so don't care about gender, but it's so hard to find boy stuff that's not covered with fossil-fuel powered vehicles and girl stuff that's not 100% pink, and most importantly, gender-neutral stuff. We love tie-dye!
I'll be eager to hear DP's take. Hope to see you soon!