Thursday, February 3, 2011

Attached at the Hip

Do twins really do everything together? Why yes, we really do. I mean, not everything.  That would be pretty weird. However, at least 99% of the things that I do, Brianna does. If I go out to dinner or to the gym, Brianna comes too.  I mean, we live together, have almost all of the same classes, we go to the same events, we have the same friends, and we’re even in the same sorority. The list goes on and on!
(We were even voted Dynamic Duo in our sorority)

There really never is a time when Brianna and I aren’t together. Every once and a while one of us will go out a date or work on school projects with a group of people, but that’s pretty much it. Tonight, however, was an exception to our typical “attached at the hip” status.
It might seem weird that Bri and I are together almost 24/7, but to us, it feels even stranger when we’re apart.  Tonight, for instance, I had an anatomy test that I had to take which I was not excited about.  Brianna, on the other hand, went to ribboning in for our sorority. She got to get all dressed up to go to a ceremony to welcome all of the new pledges. I got stuck studying all the bones on the body.
This was the first event that Bri went to that I couldn’t. It may not seem like a big deal, but it felt very weird. It’s really an indescribable feeling and I really don’t know how to explain it to anyone else. It’s really not a bad feeling though. I think it’s good to get a sense of independence from each other sometimes, even if it is only for a few hours. I think some people forget that we’re separate people since we spend so much time together doing the same things. We don’t mind being referred to as “the twins,” as most people call us, but it’s nice to know that there are people realize we are not the same. So, it might have been a good step to do different things this evening. Maybe we’ll gain some sense of independence. I mean, we can’t live and do everything together forever!
Seeing Brianna and I separated is really a rare occurrence. So, do twins really do everything together? Besides the slight breaks we have from each other, we truly are “attached at the hip.”


  1. I know exactly what you mean about that indescribable feeling when something is missing that's always there, especially a person. It's a noticeable presence, but it isn't all-consuming. It's interesting to know that twins feel that way- thanks for sharing!

  2. I think it's great the two of you spend so much time together. Before I moved out of my parents' house, my younger sister and I did almost everything together and now that we're never really around each other, I feel like I'm missing half of my body. I can imagine it's more difficult with a twin. Stay close to your sister!

  3. It's really lucky that you guys have this dynamic and that you can do so much with each other. Before I moved, I spent most of my time with my sisters - driving them to practice, giving them advice, impromptu jam sessions- so I really miss them. However I can't imagine if I had a twin being away from her since you've spent your entire life with each other.

  4. It must be so much fun to have grown up with your best friend and how you two are able to do everything together. You never are lonely and who better to do everything with than your own sister who knows just about everything about you.

  5. Its awesome that you guys are so close but can still maintain a sense of independence from each other and that even though you do many of the same things, its because you both want to, and it isn't due to pressure or other influences. =)