Dear Twin 2 aka Nay Nay,
I'm actually dreading writing this blog post to you because already, I've cried three times today over missing you. A billion happy birthdays to you! If only wishes could come true, I would wish that we were celebrating our birthday together.
I've never known anything else but to be a twin and have you as my twin and very best friend. So, thank you for sharing your life and toys and clothes and kids and cars and potato chips and candy with me all these years.
I've often wondered what my life would be like if I didn't have you as my twin and friend but then, I already know the answer, my life would never be the same.
Although we made some really great memories, the one that we have yet to experience is the Thelma and Louise road trip, minus driving over the cliff. Mark that on our twin bucket list.....that IS going to happen..even if we're in our 80's.
This blog post wouldn't be memorable if I didn't at least take a walk down memory lane....so here goes...
Remember when we used to get the powder from the butterfly wings and put them on our eyelids for "makeup"?
Remember when we made the attempt at divinity fudge but it turned into something burnt and hard and Mom told us we had to eat it because we wasted some precious ingredients while experimenting.
Speaking of experimenting...remember our science fair project where we attempted to bring a fly back to life, cover him in salt and when he didn't even twitch, we said, "Don't know what happened. It worked last night!"
Remember we would spend the day in our room singing into our hairbrush microphones?
Remember feety pjs and sliding around the house?
Remember when you failed the swim test and I taught you how to swim?
Remember when we could buy Winner suckers for a nickel and then get a winner sticker and get another for free?
Remember when we sold broken jewelry to the neighborhood kids and got in trouble for nailing a sign up on the neighbor's tree, advertising our jewelry business?
There's so many memories that there isn't enough time to share them all. But, hold on to them because those are the things that have made us who we are today.
I promise I will do my best to spend our next birthday together. But for now, I'll be thinking of you all day long and doing my best not to cry.
I love you, Nay Nay!