So my little cherubs started their school lives yesterday and it was a resounding success. They both embraced it wholeheartedly and I managed not to be a quivering sobbing mess as they casually waved goodbye with neary a backward glance.
Today they received their classroom allocations and we have two different classes. Ah dilemna!
When they were born I encouraged everyone to acknowlege their twindom but to treat them as individuals. No matching names, clothes or toys. We do separate birthday cakes and will probably start doing separate birthday parties. They are two little people who happened to share a womb, really fetal housemates if you will.
Originally we had discussed keeping them together for Kindergarten and then separate as needed. Reality and school had different ideas and I can't praise Himself highly enough for the way he handled the situation today. When it became apparent what was happening he checked with both midgets how they felt about it and then told the AP that we would prefer a watch and see approach. Both our little ones have strengths and weaknesses and I am so pleased that the school whilst acknowleging their relationship is looking out for their individual needs.
Each night at dinner we are doing one great thing they learnt today, one good thing about their day and one sad thing about their day. These three questions are great conversation starters and allow the children to share their thoughts without pressure. Miss COTU did say that her sad thing was that her brother wasn't with her when she learnt her great thing but both have accepted that at school they need to learn different things at different times and after all they do live together.
So all good in the world of Kindergarten again. I am so incredibly proud of how seamlessly their reality has shifted and they've embraced it for what it is and all it can be.