Monday, March 8, 2010

A bit of Déjà vu

On Saturday Ron and I made a trip to the local mall.  We were strolling through the mall doing a little window shopping when he nudged me to look straight ahead.  I looked and noticed two young women walking toward us who looked exactly alike.  It took me about 10 seconds to realize those young women were MY young women and I had not only not recognized them as such I didn't know who was who either.  Now that hasn't happened to me in a very long time!  As twins they have always gone through phases of looking alike to looking distinctively different but I have never not recognized them as my daughters. I decided right then and there that I haven't seen them together enough and immediately planned a Sunday dinner at my house for the next day.  So yesterday I had the whole family over including my brother for dinner.  Mmmmmmmm it was good if I say so myself.  I cooked 2 pot roasts, glazed carrots, fresh green beans, roasted asparagus, garlic mashed potatoes and rolls.  We ate like pigs and I memorized my daughter's faces.  Julie's hair is about an inch longer than her sisters.  That's all I could come up with!  Hope she doesn't get a haircut or I'm stumped again.

A first grade girl handed in the drawing below for a homework assignment...



After it was graded and the child brought it home, she returned to school the next day with the following note:  
Dear Ms. Davis,
I want to be very clear on my child's illustration. It is NOT of me on a dance pole on a stage in a strip joint. I work at Home Depot and had commented to my daughter how much money we made in the recent snowstorm. This drawing is of me selling a shovel.
Mrs. Harrington 


Olga said...

Family dinners are the best. They always meant so much to my mother--and my mother-in-law, too. Now I really appreciate that feeling.

kenju said...

We have big family dinners at least 5 times per year and they are great; especially since the grand children got big enough not to race through the house at breakneck speed!

Great drawing and story!

Linda said...

We have a set of twins in our family that are in their forties and their parents still have trouble telling them apart. The rest of us gave up trying years ago. It's amazing. One has children the other does not but their figures are the same. They're both married and often show up at an event wearing the same colors. I'm totally fascinated watching them when we're all together. They have a sister 15 months older. I remember when they were little their mother sewed assembly line style, sleeves in 3 dresses, hems in three dresses etc. She said that was the only way she could face sewing for them. The three remain extremely close today.