Brothers and sisters

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Brother and Sister: Night and Day I always knew that people were different. Everyone is unique, and has a very different personality. When one thinks of family though, uniqueness is sometimes forgotten. I never realized how much this was true until I had my children. My children showed me, with all their differences, that there is uniqueness even among family.

The very first difference that is noticed in my children is their appearance. Matthew, my son and first born, was born with a head of hair. This wasn't much of a surprise, considering the amount of heartburn I had. What was a surprise was that Matthew had dark brown hair. I had expected him to have blonde hair, because everyone in my husband's family has blonde hair. Matthew looked like such a little gentleman with his thick, straight hair. What was a surprise was that Taylor, my daughter, on the other hand, was born with the slightest amount of peach fuzz, blonde peach fuzz.

Taylor was almost one before her hair was long enough, and thick enough to get a bow to stay in her hair. Once Taylor's hair finally did come in, unlike Matthew's, her hair was nothing but curls.

When I say that my two children are as different as night and day, I mean it literally as well as figuratively. Matthew was born around 9:30 pm, after 12 hours of labor. Taylor, on the other hand, was born around 11:30 am, after only a half hour of labor.

From the start, Matthew and Taylor made their differences known. Both had very different sleeping habits. Matthew was sleeping through the night for me by the time he was one month old. When Matthew took a nap, he would sleep for five to six hours...