I think one of the thing that I've always like to stressed out is I try to raised my girls as individuals despite them being twins. As they grow, my wish kinda came true as the girls personalities is quite different. What I did not foresee is the extra work that came with having to cater to two very different individuals :p
The easier preference like color is easily remedied. For example Ranya likes pink while Iman prefers blue and purple. They don't even like the same cereal as Iman eats Koko Krunch and Ranya only wants Honey Star. Ranya is more "princessy" out of the two preferring dresses while Iman is my little tomboy who demands for her abang old Spiderman t-shirt.
The challenge is to remember all this little details. Try giving the wrong cereal to the wrong twin on a very hectic Monday morning and you may end up with a small war in your hands. Most people can't still tell them apart and you can see that the twins is slowly getting annoyed with that. If they are in a good mood, Twin A would usually just ignore the person who's calling her Twin B but I've had instances where Iman actually growled at her father for calling her Ranya (haha padan muka)
Despite their differences and the constant fighthing (like cats and dogs these two) they're fiercely protective and dependent on each other. If one is not home, the other will ask for the other sister for every half and hour. Last Monday I was on leave since Ranya was sick and Iman was sent to kindy to minimize contact with the germs.Ranya end up asking for her sister at least 25 times within 8 hours (yes I counted) by 5.00pm she was peering at the glass door every other minute and was tugging Lan and I towards the door repeatedly chanting "jom amik tatak" :p The minute Ryan and Iman steps into the house the fighting started -__-
Lil-Miss Iman Khadeeja
She's not very friendly with strangers and a bit of an anti social this one. She hates taking photo especially selfies (haha her father's daughter) but it is easier to play with Iman than with her siblings because she's the least bossy out of the three, very laid back and cool 8) Iman also loves climbing and water but not a fan of huge swimming pools, water slides and rides (Miss Scaredy Cat)
Abang Ryan's right wing girl :p
Iman is also very independent. She wants to do EVERYTHING herself. It drives me nuts coz she'll take eons to finish and sometimes makes a lot of mess but I admit that it is very good for her personal development. She loves Elmo and Jake and Neverland Pirates. Not a fan of Princess cartoons and the likes of it (though she don't mind the dolls) Loves her babies and playing mummy (as in the botak-head babies) Loves singing, dancing and feeding POU (as in the hp game, no thanks to my sister's influence). She is able to speak in 5-6 word sentence at 27 months, able to recite 80% accurate doa makan and able to recognize most words in Ryan 4 year old friendly homemade dictionary.
Princess Ranya Fatimah
She loves PINK. The girly-girl, loves dresses that she can twirl in but like her sister this girl is also not a fan of princess cartoons, just Tinkerbell. Also a fan of Elmo and my little ponies. She loves reading and is very observant. She's able to recite the first 4 ayat from surah Al-Fatihah and already recognized her numbers. Loves to sing her alif,ba,ta song, negaraku (yes how patriotic anakku ini), "bapaku pulang dari kota", "itsy bitsy spider" and "are you sleeping"
They both loves doodling and stalking Ryan. It drives Ryan up the wall when they follow him around but I know he secretly enjoys the attention. I have to thank Ryan for assisting in his sisters development. He widens their vocabulary skills and teaches them all the surah and doa that he learns from his tahfiz class. Thank you abang :)
Currently, they are really into playing "mummy".They'll feed, dress and even put their own diapers on the babies. They ended up ripping their own diapers so much that Lan and I have taken to buying the cheapest Tesco brand newborn diapers for their babies. The reason why we encourage their "mummy role play" is because it really heightened their concentration and observation skills. They can actually imitate each steps that Lan and I practiced on them on their dolls and in order (the diaper cream, balm rub, face cream, hair combing etc.
Alhamdullilah I'm so proud of my babies. They've learned so much since my last update and I can see like their brother, they have a thirst of knowledge and is very curious about learning. May it last and may they grow up to be knowledgeable, solehah and gorgeous little princesses that they're capable of being. Amin.