Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Mistaken Identity.

4 times in the last week I have had long moments where I mistook Blanket for Tiger. These often happen in the half-light of morning or at other less-than-fully-awake moments.
The first time I thought they had switched beds, but then I remembered that Blanket was wearing red pjs and Tiger was wearing shorts. The body in Blanket's bed definitely had on red pjs, I just thought that it couldn't be him, he looked oh, so grown-up.
The second time Blanket came into the bedroom to wake me up and I saw his head as he came into the room. When did he get taller than the top of the mattress? Oh, right. Tiger's WHOLE face is visible above the mattress, not just his crown.
The third time the boys were goofing off in their room instead of going to bed and I heard Tiger scream like he had been really hurt. When I get in there Blanket is attempting (with his limited vocabulary and lots of hand motions) to tell me why he is crying. Tiger says "I shut drawer on Blanket's hand." OK, but why does Blanket's crying have to sound so much like Tiger?
The fourth time I was snoozing through a football game. B.A.R. and Tiger are all curled up on the other couch and Tiger was napping. I open my eyes and see a belly and an arm holding Wa-Wa. I think, "Why is Tiger holding Blanket's Wa-Wa?" and then I realize that this is Blanket in his not-so-little-anymore body.
Everyday he looks more and more like a boy and not so much like a baby. Maybe it has to do with the fact he finally moved into 18 month clothes, or that he weighs 24 pounds, or that he says so many words everyday. Maybe he is just so grown up that I am seeing him the way I remember Tiger being.

Is this just a personal phenomenon, or does this happen to all moms whose first two kids are so similar? Landee? Standsmom?


Jenny said...

It's not just you. I am constantly thinking one of my kids is another (and not just the oldest two). Your kids do look a lot alike, though. Remember the time at walking group when I mistook Tiger for Blanket? The bigger blanket gets, the more it will happen, I'd wager.

danandcami said...

Hey Alex!! Glad to hear that all is well your way still. I was starting to wonder if something had happened to you. I have mistaken mine before too, sometimes just the names sometimes the faces. It is sad when they grow up so quickly huh?

StandsMom said...

Oh totally not just you. I have to really look at some of the baby pictures of the boys to make sure I'm seeing each baby boy for who they really are. Now? They are clearly different people. Interesting how that plays out.