Monday, July 21, 2008

Eternal Twins

A glance into a Grant family breakfast conversation...

"Well, it is true. We do look a lot alike."

"But I am older"

"yeah, but I weigh more by two pounds and my feet are bigger."

"Mom, do people really think Jacob and I are twins?"

"Yes, they do. I'm asked about it weekly."

"I think that is so funny, but we would be fraternal twins because we don't look identical."

"Honey, I think the fact that you are a girl and he is a boy takes you out of the identical loop."

giggles..."oh yeah. Hey Jacob, you and I could be fraternal twins if we weren't two years apart"

(this goes along with the ongoing comment by one of the children that 'it is the same, yet different.) hmmmnnnn...

Later in the morning.....

Elena (who is 6) walks up to me and and asks, "Mom, what are eternal twins?" OK....I could not let that teaching moment past. It has become one my new favorite thoughts....eternal twins. I'm thinking all of us who believe in Christ are 'eternal fraternal twins."

1 comment:

Mama Mote said...

Starting to read more blogs and loved this. My girls were close in size and they wore their hair the same, so people thought they were twins. I got asked that question so many times, I decided to make a T-shirt for them: "No, we are not twins." And on the back it said, "22 months", in anticipation of the next question. They wore those shirts, too. Kind of a fun thing. Then Danielle started passing up her older sister...she loved that.