|The Bean (with Grandma and Grandpa) meeting Sprout for the first time.|
I'm an identical twin. I've always been sensitive to sibling comparisons. Still, I find it nearly impossible not to compare our two. I mean right from the get go we compared them in terms of their size. (The Bean's 5lbs 10oz to Sprout's 9lbs.) We compared their sleep. We compared their eating patterns. How do you not? The Bean is our frame of reference.
That's not to say we compare one as "better" and one as "worse" (though the Bean was a better sleeper ;) ) but we do compare.
I think that for all their differences we're fortunate that our kids are both loving and kind and affectionate and interactive and smart and active and funny and silly. Similar, yet both so full of their very own unique personalities. It is such a privilege to be witness to who they are and how they've grown.