My daughter C is four and a half years old now, meaning that we are starting to get a pretty good idea of what she’s going to look like as a “big kid,” and even get glimpses of what the grown up C will look like one of these days.
There she is, over there to the left. She got those gorgeous blond curls and big blue eyes from Jon’s side of the family, and her nose and lips look exactly like mine.
C looks absolutely nothing at all like her oldest brother, Henry, or her oldest sister, J. Both of them arrived on the planet with brown eyes, dark skin and dark hair (although Henry’s started out much lighter).
C and her next oldest brother, my 14 year old son E look somewhat alike, although the older E gets, the more he looks like big sister J and big brother Henry. But he has blue eyes, and while his hair has now turned a sandy brown, he was born a blond, and he still gets blond highlights in the summer. And he, too has my mouth, I think.
Then we come to the youngest child in our family, 19 month old G – otherwise known as Danger Baby. G and her four year old sister C look so much alike that even I have a hard time telling the two of them apart in photos.
In fact, I have SO much trouble telling my two youngest daughters apart in same-age photos that it’s kind of embarrassing. I’ve gotten it wrong before. But I don’t think you’ll judge me for my failure to know which of my children is which after you play the little game of….
GUESS THE GIRLCHILD: Is This C or G?
See if you can figure out whether you are looking at G or C in each of these numbered photos (the numbers appear in red below each photo), and then use the handy-dandy key after the photos to check your guesses….
#1 1 of 23
#2 2 of 23
#3 3 of 23
#4 4 of 23
#5 5 of 23
#6 6 of 23
#7 7 of 23
#8 8 of 23
#9 9 of 23
#10 10 of 23
#11 11 of 23
#12 12 of 23
This is actually neither C nor G, but me – their mama. 13 of 23
#13 14 of 23
#14 15 of 23
#15 16 of 23
#16 17 of 23
#17 18 of 23
#18 19 of 23
#19 20 of 23
#20 21 of 23
#21 22 of 23
#22 23 of 23
So for those of you who have seen various photos of C and G on my blog over the years – meaning that you have some idea of what each of them looks like – how many did you get right out of all 22 photos? I’ll be curious to hear!
I’m also going to have my mom, my sister and a few other family members and close friends go thru the photos and tally up their own scores, and then tell us how they did. I suspect that even people who know the girls well will have a pretty tough time figuring out which sister they are looking at in each photo.
So how about you? Do your kids look alike or do they look very different? Or if you have more than two children, like I do, do two of them look more alike while the others have different hair, eyes or skin tone?
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