Twin Sisters

A few years ago, we brought you a story of twins born to mixed-race parents, who looked alike except for widely different skin tone. Now Kian and Remee are seven years old, and the two girls still look very much alike, except for the colors of their eyes, hair, and skin. Their mother Kylee remembers the day they were born:
‘I noticed that both of them had beautiful blue eyes,’ she said.

‘But while Remee’s hair was blonde, Kian’s was black and she had darker skin. To me, they were my kids and they were just normal. I thought they would start to look the same as time went on.’

Time, however, only accentuated their differences. Kian’s eyes changed colour and her skin got darker. Remee’s complexion got lighter and her curly hair stayed blonde. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Kylee found herself fielding questions about whose children they were, or who Kian’s fair-haired friend was, when she pushed them in their side-by-side buggy.

‘People would ask me why I dressed the children the same,’ Kylee said. ‘I’d just say: “because they’re twins,” and leave people to work it out. It kind of irritated me at first, but everyone in my area got to know they were twins and accepted it. It was only strangers or outsiders who didn’t know.’

The girls go to different classes at school and have different interests, but they are best friends as well as sisters. Link -via TYWKIWDBI

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As the husband of an identical twin and the father of twins, here's the big porblem I have with this mother:

"People would ask me why I dressed the children the same," Kylee said. "I’d just say: “because they’re twins,..."

That's a reason to treat your kids like matching salt and pepper shakers; because they're twins? Always irritated me when parents treated their twins like they weren't individual people. It's even more of a sore point now that I have my own.
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