Today, I took J to the dentist to get her newly erupted adult molars sealed. While she was in the capable hands of the dental assistant, M and I sat in the room and read silently.
This sort of this is the norm for many families; while one sibling is involved in a procedure or activity, the others have to wait it out. For us, though, this is new. All our twin daughters’ preventive care and major milestones have come on nearly identical schedules. They crawled within a week of each other and both walked within a month of their first birthday. They both needed speech therapy, progressed through it together, and graduated on the same day. They have matching cavities.
J, however, now has her first molars, and M doesn’t. They have intensely different personalities, but I can’t help thinking that this divergence in their dental schedule marks a shift from the lockstep development timeline they’ve shared thus far.
Do your multiples reach milestones around the same time? Which ones?
Sadia’s identical daughters, M and J, are 6-year-old rising second graders in El Paso, TX.