It stands to reason that my daughters would look alike. After all, they’re sisters. But they’re three years, three weeks and a day apart, and yet when I look at pictures of them at the same age, I often can’t tell who is who (ultimately I can mostly figure it out from the photo background or the quality of the photo since I’m using a different camera these days, but there have still been plenty of times when I’ve been stumped).
Since both of my daughters were born in the same season, my 10-month-old daughter Peony wears all of the same clothes her older sister Petunia, now almost 4, wore at the same age. Sometimes when I take pictures of Peony in the same outfit, I purposefully pose her in the same way that Petunia was been posed in a photo. Sometimes it’s just a coincidence. Sometimes I think they look alike because all babies look alike (cute, bald-ish), but sometimes the resemblance is uncanny.
Take a look at my girls in these photos and tell me you don’t think they look like twins (identical or fraternal) — even though they’re three years apart:
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