Saturday, 9 July 2016

DOUBLE TROUBLE...

Macie and Madison share the lowdown on what it's like to be twins... with some wise words from their mum, too!

Macie: 
One of the best things, which can sometimes be the worst thing as well, is being known collectively as 'the twins'. Most of the time I like it!
Madison:
I love that someone shares the same birthday as me - it's less embarrassing than if people were singing 'Happy Birthday' just to me! The worst thing about being a twin is having to share a room!
Mum:
When the girls were newborns, I would be stopped maybe fifteen times on a single shopping trip by people wanting to take a peek... people are fascinated by the 'twin phenomena!' Even now, they are never short of party invitations. Some people also have 'twin-itis' where they are blind to seeing any differences in Macie and Madison, even though they are not identical!

Macie & Madison: 
We have two older brothers in their twenties and an older teen sister. When we were born they were pleased to have twins in the family. Now, our big brothers take us on trips and bring us treats; our sister used to find us a bit annoying at times though we get on great now that we're older!
Macie: 
We are quite different... I'm more of a country person and like to go for walks in the woods with our dogs. I like to write stories and I draw all the time. I dress in a kind of urban vintage country style and love hats like beanies and trilbies. I don't like dresses or skirts!
Madison: 
I'm more into the arts. I sing in a choir, play piano and get on well with maths and science. I like a bit of adventure too, though! I mostly wear jeans or denim shorts with a hint of urban style.
Mum:
Both girls are very caring and feel a lot for people. Madison started off as the confident one and then Macie took over... they've never really bickered until recently, they look after each other really. I used to dress them the same and then they began choosing their own clothes each day... to start with they'd choose similar things, but now it's a big no-no!
Macie:
One cool trick was when me and Madison wore the same onesies with the hoods over our faces and I gave Madison my glasses to wear. My Nan thought Madison was me and I was Mads!
Madison:
Macie's had glasses since she was five and people STILL get us mixed up!
Mum: I muddled them up as newborns at the doctors... it was winter and they had hoods on. I told the GP the wrong names and my five year old daughter had to tell me I'd got it wrong! In the end Beth had to show me Madison's birthmark to prove it - I didn't believe her!
Macie:
Madison is great to talk to when you're down - I tell her things I'd never tell anyone else. We go to the same places with the same friends... I like that wherever I go I already have a friend with me!
Madison:
Macie is the first person I'd tell good news to and the only person I'd share my secrets with. At the end of a long day we flop down on the couch and tell each other how everything went and how we got on. We've always had the same friends but when I was five I had my own friend called Jasmine. I think we have the same friends because they actually see us as the same person, sort of!
Macie:
When I'm older I'd like to be an English teacher in Japan - I'm teaching myself Japanese because we are home schooled. Madison has lots of plans and dreams, and I know she'd love to go back to America one day.
Madison:
We both love the CHOCOLATE BOX GIRLS series and especially MARSHMALLOW SKYE and SUMMER'S DREAM. It was fun to read and the plots are great... it was fun to read about twins, too!

In the photos, Macie is on the left and Madison is on the right... yep, in all of them! 

Cathy says:
I met Macie and Madison at a recent book signing and asked them to write about being twins... just love their account of growing up as one of a pair! Do you think YOU would like to be a twin? COMMENT BELOW to have your say!

1 comment:

  1. They are cool girls and so cute as fairies as children! They kind of remind me of another real life Skye and Summer especially with Macie's hat like Skye's style!
    I would always try to treat twins as individual people. I think i would love to be a twin because then I would always have a friend by my side no matter what because friendships can be really hard!

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