Monday, January 7, 2008

Why didn't I think of that?

Just about the time Lula learned to hold her head up, people started asking me if the girls were twins. Then when Lu finally grew some hair, people started saying that the girls looked EXACTLY alike. A few years ago, we were at a birthday party. The moms were clustered under a gazebo, I hung on the fringes trying to slip into a conversation. We were new to the area and the school and it was our first birthday party.

One of the moms got my attention and stated, "Your daughter is looking for you."

"Which one?" I asked.

To which she replied, "I can't tell your kids apart. I just call them Hula."

The thought of combing their names into that moniker had never occurred to me. But instantly I loved it. Now when there is an item that they inevitable will share, I pull out a Sharpie® and mark it as such.