The Daughter, all of five, has had a best friend (BF) since not quite the age of one-and-a-half. Even at an age when verbal communication was still under development, it was apparent they were best friends and everyone commented on it. They have their disagreements, but they're about as close as two people can get. Definately not identical personalities, though they complement each other well.
The latest thing is calling themselves twins. Sometimes cousins, but mostly twins. They look similar enough that strangers often mistake them for sisters. I should mention that in their pre-K class are identical twins who dress exactly alike, every single day. The Daughter has known them for over a year and can't tell them apart. If you ask who one is she refers to her as "The Twin."
Shopping at Target the other night, The Daughter spots an outfit the BF wears.
"Mommy, can we get this. Then me and BF can wear the same clothes to school and be twins." She also wanted to call the BF and tell her to wear the same clothes the next day. Unfortunately, we got home too late for the girls to gossip. The Wife called and left a message with the other mother, but we never heard back if it was received.
Put the outfit on and head to school. Sure enough, the BF is wearing hers and great fun is had pretending to be twins. Here's the weird part. The BF's mother never told her. The BF had woken up in the middle of the night and pulled that outfit out of the closet to wear. When the mother walked in the BF was getting dressed.
We joke they have a psychic connection. Maybe they are twins, just separated by 22 days and four parents.