I have jumped into the deep end and started some training that a few months ago I would never have thought of doing. Well my course requires me to write about something that people always ask me about. So this is what I’m sharing: I’m always asked for clues as to how to tell the difference between twins and in particular between my twin and I. So here goes! By the way, I have written in another post about twin connections in my family.
Can I let you into a secret? Sometimes it’s hard for me to tell the difference too! Case in point: back when we were teenagers, we decided to go for a photo shoot. We were dressed in identical light green dresses- ok, it was very light green and pretty. Anyway, In those days you didn’t get the photos the same time. So when I went to pick up the snaps (alone), I tried to put them into two piles so she would have a set and I would have some too to put into our very own homemade albums. I came upon this one photo and I honestly had no idea whether it was her or it was me! So guess what I did? I got rid of it, and the problem.
Since then, I’ve listened to those who know us really well say what they use to tell us apart:
- Just last week a lady came up to me and said “guess what? I can tell you apart now!” When I asked what she thought the difference was, she said, “you are just a tiny bit darker, but then again, I’d have to see both of you together to be able to tell that!”
- The kids at church say I’m a bit quieter and more reserved. What do they know!
- Some say my face is rounder and my sister’s is more like a square (or vice versa, I can’t remember)
- Some say to look out for who has a girl or girls with her, and who has the boy. Well we do swap them sometimes!
Still confused? Well here’s my two cents to what I think the differences are:
- I’ve got a scar in one eyebrow from a childhood accident with a bicycle (story saved for the book, lol)
- I’m a little more on the pleasingly plump side (it’s always been like that, so I’ve given up)
- I think I’m a little more tolerant and long suffering (Leisa doesn’t put up with foolishness for as long as I do)
- My voice is softer (don’t ask me why)
So, have I made the job of telling us apart any easier? Which list would you use to try to figure it out? My friends’ list or mine? Have a go and guess by looking at our photograph on the homepage.
Tell us what you think. If you can’t, just call either one of us Joleisa.