Monday, June 25, 2012

Separation Anxiety

The brunette twin often says she'd like her space. She says the blond twin won't let her just do what she wants to do like read or draw a picture. Last week she had the chance to do whatever she wanted to when her twin was in book camp. The brunette twin didn't like it as much as she thought she would.

The first day we left the blond twin, the brunette twin as a little edgy. When I asked her what was wrong she said, "What if they aren't nice to Sissy? What if she doesn't make any friends? What if her teacher doesn't like her?"

The second day she came home and said, "I don't know what to do with myself."

The third day she said, "When does pony camp start?"

By the fourth day she settled into a routine of reading her book and playing by herself.

This week she's relieved because her pony camp starts. The brunette twin has been bouncing about this since we discovered it a couple of months ago. It's going to mean four crazy, overlapping days since the pony camp starts earlier than book camp. We'll have pony camp drop off, book camp drop off, pony camp pick up and book camp pick up.

The good thing about this schedule is they both have something fun and exciting to do each day. They will both have stories to tell. And, the brunette twin will be too busy to worry about her sister.

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