I think the blond twin is going to grow up to be on the debate team in high school. Everything we say become the subject of a debate in which she needs us to prove that we're right.
In many ways, I understand that this is our fault. I'm not big on "because I said so." When we have time, we try to explain things to the girls so they understand why we are doing something a certain way. We have found that if we do this a couple of times that we don't have to go into detailed explanations any more. They just get it.
Lately, the blond twin has decided she needs to double-check everything we do or say. When I told her I fed Oreo, she went and looked in his bowl. When I told her she needed to wear a plaid shirt to school, she wanted to see the note from her teacher. Before she would bring apples for snack for their Johnny Appleseed project, she asked a lot of questions about who Johnny Appleseed was and why she needed to bring apples.
It's a constant negotiation with that girl. She never just accepts an answer. She always has to ask "why" or "who said" or "what do you mean."
Some days I think I'm confused, but I don't think it's me. I think it's her. While most of the family lives in Illinois, it's clear that the blond twin lives in Missouri -- the show me state.