The girls are often frustrated that they are nine years old. They want to be older, but realize that they are still young.
They are constantly asking to do things they already know we won't let them do. "We want to look pretty tonight, can we wear eye shadow?" "When can we wear high heels?" "I want to wear a strapless dress."
It's all stuff most little girls want to do, so we never completely dismiss their questions. I always say, "We'll talk about it when you're older."
This isn't the answer they want. They want us to say it's okay, that they are old enough to wear eye shadow or high heels or a strapless dress.
It never happens.
This frustrates the brunette twin so much that the other day she snapped, "You always say wait until we get older, but we're never older. No matter how much older we are you never let us do anything."
She's right. There will be a time and place when the girls wear make-up and heels, but it won't be at nine-years-old. Or ten-years-old or eleven-years-old. In fact, I don't know for sure when they will be old enough to do all the things they want to, but I'm sure we'll get there sooner than I'd like.