Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How to tell identical triplets apart

A lesson from Anna on how to tell your identical sisters apart:

{Allie is in the tub, Em is in her bedroom}

Anna {looking at sister in the tub} - "Is that Allie or Em?"

Me - "Who do you think it is?"

Anna {looks back and forth between Allie and Em then looks at Em} - "That girl is wearing pajammies like Em so that {looking at sissy in the tub} must be Allie."

Mommy's notes: Anna referring to Em as "that girl" is hilarious to me. As is her creation of the word "pajammies."

A lesson on how I tell the girls apart when they race into my room in the middle of the night:

Pajamas - They all have different pajamas so I sometimes do remember who was wearing what and can identify based upon that. This usually only happens if I am fully awake and can see, which most of the time is not the case.

Allie - She always has Elmo with her and 99% of the time, she holds him up to her face.

Anna - She's carrying Baby Zebe or Orange Guy. When in doubt I reach my left hand out and feel the right side of her head for her shunt.

Em - She always brings Little Lion with her but most of the time she holds her arm down by her side where I can't see. Sometimes she brings in a whole bunch of buddies. When in doubt, I reach out and feel for a shunt. No shunt = Emily.


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Marika said...

Ahah that's funny :) But effective !

If you put the link everytime, I'll vote everyday !! I can't find it by myself :(

Michelle said...

loiI can finally tell your girls apart in photos based on their part. Or as I say, you part their hair in alphabetical order. Allie, Anna, Emily - right, center, left.

Cindy said...

This is hysterical. It makes sense that they need to figure out who "that girl" is from "this girl". Really adorable.

I have fraternal twin girls that look nothing alike and still mix them up in the middle of the night (and on the phone too) because they sound the same.

Heather Sullivan said...

I've been wondering about that. Obviously, you can tell them apart, and for some reason I just assumed they could tell each other apart fairly easily. It is hilarious that they have to think about it too.

Anonymous said...

found you on top baby blogs....such cuuuute girls <3

Sarah said...

Michelle - I never even thought about the parts! Anna's hair falls forward and Em and Allie have natural parts on opposite sides. Too funny.

Welcome, Jessea - and thank you.

BreezieGirl said...

Haha - loved this one! "That girl"! :) You're #1 right now - congrats! :)