Guess the Kid: Is It C or G?

By Katie Allison Granju |

My daughter C, age 4

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….

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KEY:

1-C

2-G

3-G

4-C

5-G

6-C

7-C

8-G

9-C

10-G

11-G

12-C

13-C

14-G

15-G

16-C

17-G

18-C

19-C

20-G

21-G

22-C

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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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Katie Allison Granju

Katie Allison Granju is the married mother of five children, ranging in age from toddler to teenager. In addition to blogging for Babble Voices, she also publishes her own blog, Big Good Thing, and she works full time in digital media with a large cable network. When she isn't at work, blogging, or washing someone's socks, Katie enjoys working in her flower garden, riding her bike, and feeding the chickens she keeps in the backyard of her family's large and totally impractical, 113 year old Victorian house.

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24 thoughts on “Guess the Kid: Is It C or G?”

1. Susan says:

That was fun. I only got 5 of them right.

I have a daughter (born 10/27) and a son (born 10/28). They’re two years apart but their baby pictures are nearly identical–bald with bright blue eyes. No seasonal clues since they nearly share a birthday and he wore many of her hand-me-downs for the first year. After that it gets easier, but I’ve got several where I have to ask “is it T or is it N?”

2. Jaycie says:

I actually got them all correct, including the one of you. G looks more impish to me–something around the eyes. They’re both darling!

3. Elizabeth says:

k, I’m actually a little weirded out that I guessed them all correctly!

4. Elizabeth says:

I have had trouble with my own two–three years apart and born different genders–when I’m talking with them on the phone. For years, they sounded the same. I would start talking to one thinking it was the other….and then be embarrassed. In the last six months, the younger male-born child has been going through puberty, making me glad to be able to hear the difference in voices! However, it may be short-lived, since the older is a transgendered male, and has just started taking testosterone. I just hope his pubertal voice sounds different from his brother’s!

5. leah says:

I got them all correct as well – G doesn’t look nearly as innocent as C!

6. Maryann says:

Oh my goodness. I only got 14 right, and I’ve met the girls in person several times! They really do look very very similar. It’s uncanny.

7. KathrynT says:

I got most of them correct and just missed a few where the faces were harder to see. Somehow, C has a rounder look to me, if that makes sense.

My baby pictures and my mother’s are almost identical. In fact, one time my grandmother had pulled out some baby pictures of my mother and my grandfather got very upset that he hadn’t been told “new” pictures of his precious “granddaughter” had arrived. Was he surprised to find out the pictures were of his own daughter!

8. Lynn says:

I am very good at this!! *pats self on back* I got them all correct. To me, C looks more like you and G looks more like her dad.

9. Mama/Nanny says:

I scored 100 percent, but was already familiar with most of the pictures. Good heavens, they look alike! The second one really looks like you.

10. Danielle says:

I have to say, as someone who is not related to you, I think your kids look quite different, aside from their coloring.

11. Leslie says:

I got them all right, and an pretty certain I can tell them apart in the birthday picture on MamaPundit, too (top is G and bottom is C). They do look very similar, but not identical. My cousin has twins that are 4 and one who is 6, and my grandmother has telling one of the twins apart from the 6-year old in pictures…meanwhile the other twin looks totally different!

Regardless, your children are ALL gorgeous.

12. Jill says:

I got most of them correct, at least where the. faces are shown. To me, C has a round face, and G has a more rectangular forehead. This is the way I can distinguish them.

13. Lori says:

In general, C seems to have a much rounder face and G looks more petite and elfin. But there’s no doubt that the two of them really look alike! I got about 2/3 right but the birthday and bathing suit photos really stumped me. I have two year old fraternal twin girls who look nearly identical and when they were newborns, I had to paint their toenails different colors to tell them apart. To this day my husband teases that we may have gotten them mixed up in that first month at some point and never would have caight our mistake.

14. Lilian says:

I got most of them right! For me it’s the chin that’s the tattle-teller (C has a dimpled chin, C does not). And the shape of the head too.

15. Mandy says:

Wow, I surprised myself! They really do look so much alike, but they have different chins, I find. C has a dimple in hers, so that’s how I tell them apart. I got all but number 15 right. It’s crazy how much they look like you at the same age too!!

16. Keryn says:

I’m with most everyone else–I got most of them right (only mixed up 2, 15, and 18). And I’m a little weirded out by that–I feel a little stalkerish!

I wonder if it is because I only know your children through pictures? I’ll be curious how your friends and family score–they are more familiar with the running-around-singing-playing-laughing-crying flesh and blood kiddos, and so may have a harder time.

The pictures are all beautiful–and will be a fun treasure for them when they are older.

17. Kristin says:

I got 19 out of 22 right. I missed 4, 12, and 15. Should have gone with my gut on 12 — I thought it was C, but then thought E looked too big, so went with G!

I have three daughters and the oldest and youngest are really, really hard to tell apart in same-age photos. We can tell baby pictures apart mainly because the youngest had stork bites around her eyes. But even strangers can see it — when I was in the grocery store with all three when my youngest was a toddler, cashiers frequently commented that they could guess what the youngest would look like in a few years by looking at the oldest.

My middle one is totally different — dark hair, dark eyes, sort-of olive skin, where the oldest and youngest have very fair skin, blue eyes, and dirty blonde hair. Same age pictures will not be a problem any longer, though, because my youngest’s hair is turning much darker than the oldest’s! Genetics are so much fun!

18. Danni says:

I got three wrong.12, 17 and 19. Had the same thing as Kristin on number 12!

19. Marylee says:

I got 18/22; what lovely little girls they are. Danger baby definitely gives herself away with the mischievous twinkle in her eyes.

20. 2hounds says:

I got all of them right! OK, I have to say, I didn’t look at all photos without looking at the numbers, because as soon as I scrolled down to the number, I saw the 2 following numbers and letters. But I definitely managed to guess about half of the photos without “cheating” and I got them all right. It’s their eyes that give them away, they have completely different eyes.
I have only one kid, so it’s fairly easy to guess who is on his pictures ), but I looked at my own baby photo and thought it was my dad’s baby photo, and vice versa. We were identical as babies, and now… You wouldn’t even guess he’s my dad, we are so different.

21. Bobbie says:

I got 17/22. It is really hard to tell them apart! I thought it seemed as if C’s eyes and hair were just a touch lighter than G’s. I have 3 boys: C is 5 years, Z and S are 8 months. C (as a baby) and Z look very similar. Their facial features are almost identical, both with big blue eyes and light hair. Their grew in in the same pattern, and they have the same, danger-loving personalities. S is very different in looks and personality. He has smaller-shaped blue eyes and darker hair. He is also bigger in stature than the other two ever were and is very cautious of new people and experiences. He definitely does not enjoy being bounced and tossed around as much as the other two. However, he is developing motor skills quicker than they did/are. It’s very interesting, especially with the twins being so different from each other.

22. Bobbie says:

Sorry.. their HAIR grew in the same.

23. Leslie says:

I got 7/9 but then the pictures stopped showing up! Regarding my own kids, there is disagreement within the family on who looks like who, but Emily (20) and Lorelei (7) look quite similar as babies. Lorelei’s nose is different and she is fairer than Emily. I think they will look less alike as they age. Teddy (16) and William (10) look a lot alike as babies but not anymore, because their coloring and builds are different. Jake (17) is the only one who looks a lot like my side of the family, so I really don’t see much resemblance between him and the rest.

24. Days says:

I got most of them right just by the subtle facial differences(I think it’s the chin for me) but TBH, the photo quality was the giveaway when I wasn’t sure! C’s baby pics look digital camera quality while G’s scream “camera phone!”

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