Dallas left late last night. Thanks to all of you for your words of support and contiuning to visit, even when I was posting next to nothing each day. XOXOXO
I’m sad and lonely. Luckily, I have my children to keep my spirits up.
Taryn and John have a long standing public hatred of each other. Being boy/girl twins is hard. They know all the same people, travel in the same social circles, and know all the details of each other’s lives. (Whether they admit those details to me is another story entirely.)
When they were in kindergarten I went to their school for a lunch with Mom event near the end of the year. Taryn and John were in separate classes so I asked the lunch line volunteer if I could pull John from his class’s line to Taryn’s line so we could all stay together. She looked at me funny and asked, “why?” I told her they were twins, she was shocked. She said she had never seen them play together or even talk to each other all year-long.
Today on the way home from soccer Taryn mentioned a boy. A boy who also happens to be friends with John. Any time she talks about this particular boy John gets all jammed up. He tells her the boy does not like her. Not even a little.
All evidence to the contrary. Tonight there was more. (To save the twins on future therapy bills, I won’t go into details.)
John got really upset. He argued about the perceived attention the boy had paid to his sister. She argued back. It got quite heated.
Finally John said, “He treats girls really bad. He only wants one thing from them – HE TOLD ME SO! He’s a douchebag”
Taryn argued, “But, you treat me like a douchebag all the time!”
“But I’m allowed to treat you like a douchebag. No one else is.”
I breathed a sigh of relief, they don’t hate each other after all!
Then Jackson started yelling douchebag and the moment was over.