Imitation is the Best Form of Flattery

I have two identical twin girls on my caseload. They are in second grade and they both have very mild learning disabilities. I'd had the one sister "Celia" all of last year; then just last month, her twin "Lisa" was added on as well (identical twins = identical learning disabilities? Hm.) They are almost impossible to tell apart. Same long brown hair. Same dimples. Same irresistable smile. The only time you can tell them apart is that Lisa will on occasion wear her blue-rimmed glasses to read.
 
I started working with Lisa on Tuesday. She warmed up to me right away and we had a fun time doing our Read Naturally program, and then reading picture books in my tent with the Sleeping Beauty blanket. I noticed on Wednesday, she wore her glasses the whole time we were together.
 
I see the sisters separately, and yesterday, Celia told me that Lisa decided to wear her glasses all the time now so that I (me, specifically!) could tell them apart. That's kinda cute, I thought to myself.
 
Then today, Lisa's classroom teacher told me that the girls' mother (who is frequently helping out at school) confided in her that Lisa has started to wear her glasses all the time because I wear my glasses all the time.
 
I laughed, but my heart kinda melted a little. You know. Just a little...

7 comments:

Rebekah said...

Darn you!! I gotta start teaching young adorable kids like that!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Tell the truth... It melted a lot!
~J

Anonymous said...

See, aren't you glad you aren't wearing your contacts?? :) Brenda

ms-teacher said...

What a sweet story! These are the stories we need to draw upon when the days get tough.

TeachEnEspanol said...

That is just so cute. It is not so often that you get to see the way that your students admire you so starkly. :)

Anonymous said...

Teachers often have as much if not more influence on kids than their parents do. It's sobering.

Proud of you. dad

Brittney Kaye said...

Cute...I had a girl get her haircut like mine...the same week that I cut mine. She told me she wanted to look like me! :)

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