Story from Allie
When the teacher brought me to the bathroom today, this girl in the bathroom kept saying, "Hi, Anna." I didn't say anything because I didn't know who she was. She kept trying to talk to me so finally the teacher asked me if I knew her. I said, "No." The girl asked the teacher what my name was and the teacher said, "It's Allie," and the girl finally stopped talking to me.
Teachers are required to walk the kindergarteners to and from the bathroom while the older kids can find their own way. Allie, who is the most outgoing of my three, is so shy that she wouldn't even talk to this little girl. Come on, Allie!
There is a girl in Anna's class who was in Allie's preschool class. When asked who her friends are in class, Anna always tells us how she plays with this girl. One day, Anna added, "But sometimes she calls me Allie."
Me - "Well, do you tell her that your name is Anna."
Anna - "No."
Me - "Does she ever call you Anna?"
Anna - "Maybe sometimes."
Rich and I both laughed about this later on. We probably shouldn't find it funny but does this girl think that Anna is Allie? And the fact that Anna won't just say that she is Anna. Come on, Anna!
The girls must know that they look alike. They often joke with family and their dance instructor by pretending to be one of their sisters. But when I ask them if they look alike, they say that they don't. Emily and Anna were standing next to each other in front of a mirror the other night and told me, "We don't look alike at all."