Having a Twin is Challenging

Personal Essay

Have you ever wanted a twin? There are eight sets of twins in our grade. I am one of them. Most people don’t know the challenges of being a twin. Most people think that being a twin is all fun, but being a twin is challenging. When you are a twin you have to share, be fair, and most importantly have personal time.

Sharing is a big part of being a twin. Serena and I share a room, clothes, parents, presents, ect. When Serena and I got a present from mom as an early Hanukkah present. I got a coloring book and Serena got a origami set and I had to share like my whole present with her. Sharing is really hard when you are a twin.

Fairness is challenging when you are a twin. When I came downstairs to breakfast I saw a huge piece of bread and a tiny piece I was about to sit down, when Serena bursts down stairs and sits where the big piece of bread was. When you are a twin things have to be fair or you will make your twin upset.

When you are a twin you need personal time. You don’t get your own time to hug mom. Or your own time to play with your dad. I try to get there attention, but Serena buts in to the hug, converstation, playing, ect. I was extending my arms to hug mom and we finally touched. We went together just like milk and cookies. Suddenly the door swings open and Serena bursts in and steals the hug. It’s hard to have personal time when you are a twin.

Having a twin can be challenging. You have to share, be fair, and have personal time. However twins are b.t.b.f.f ( born together best friends forever. )


5 Responses

  1. kassatly at |

    Nice post, Lucy! I love seeing a clear essay structure…but also hearing about your relationship with Serena!

  2. Nina G at |

    Dear Lucy,
    I think that your blog post is interesting and applies to all siblings. My sister steals hugs, bread,and especially presents. Does your twin share a bed with you? I have a sister in third grade and we share almost everything and my sister is not fair.I am going to share this with her. Great job and thank you for helping me with sister issues.

    Nina G

  3. Caitlin L at |

    Dear Lucy,
    I like how you tell us all about the great, and not so great, things about having a twin. I always wanted to be a twin, but now I can see it isn’t as great as it sounds. I sometimes feel a bit like that, my younger sister and I are a year apart, but are birthdays are 4 days apart! Do people often mix up you and your sister? If they do, that must be annoying. :/ I would love to know more about what it’s like in school. This is a good essay about having a twin, and I like to hear about your relationship with Serena.
    Caitlin L

  4. Sarina at |

    Hi Lucy, I think this post was amazing and how you expressed your feelings with this post. I always thought that having a twin is always fun and fair, I never knew that having a twin was hard and sometimes unfair. Sometimes I thought about what having a twin is like. Now I know. Your post was powerful and I loved it.

  5. Zoe at |

    Dear Lucy,
    I think your post was amazing because you give a lot of evidence about your twin and that it was nice. Do you and your twin get along? Some times me and my brother don’t. I like your blog.


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