Monday, February 27, 2012

Another name for you is Paige...

“A sister can be seen as someone who is both ourselves and very much not ourselves - a special kind of double.” - Toni Morrison

Andie had a funny exchange teaching Primary in the Los Gatos Ward a week or so ago. When she told her class that that her name was Andie Knudsen one of the boys added “And another name for you is Paige.”

People in our ward get Paige and Andie confused a lot. Not the people who know our family but 3 other groups: the elderly, young children, and new move-ins. When Paige returned home after BYU people would inadvertently call her Andie. Now Paige has moved but Andie’s been coming and she’s getting referred to as Paige.

It’s not beyond the realm of understanding since they can look alike. But, their personalities are pretty different which is why people who know them don’t usually get confused.

But, Andie was delighted to be told that another name for her is Paige, and because of the frequent mix-ups the girls have gotten used to answering to anything they’re called.

I was thinking about my girls this morning since they’ll be hanging out together in southern California today! Hence this post about their similarities (looks) and differences (radiant but unique personalities). Sisters!

“If you don’t understand how a woman could both love her sister dearly and want to wring her neck at the same time, then you were probably an only child.” -Linda Sunshine