Can you tell who the big brother is? It's funny that Anderson often interacts with Jake as if Jake is the big brother. Anderson is more outgoing and chatty than Jake, but when it comes to his brother he seems to always look for direction.
Jake certainly isn't the dominant twin, but he seems to have Anderson under his spell. Jake loves to play and he loves to play alone. Anderson is a people person and doesn't like to play alone, so he is always more than willing to follow Jake's lead as long as it means Jake will play with him.
They have been at the Montessori preschool program for two weeks now. They both enjoy it very much, however the transition has been much easier for Jake than it has been for Anderson. With Jake's love for independent play, the Montessori program is the perfect fit. He chooses what activities he wants to do and has at it. Their teacher has told me Anderson has a bit more difficult time choosing for himself what he wants to do and working on his own.
Despite the apprehension Anderson has, he was the most disappointed when I told him there was no school yesterday or Monday. Monday is the day they have gym class and he knows that so he has been really upset that he will miss gym. He woke up this morning asking if he could go to school and almost cried when I told him school wasn't open. I'm really relieved and pleased that they enjoy school. I always question whether or not working part time is right for our family. I never want to create a situation where we are stressing the boys out by hectic mornings getting them out the door or long days that are more than they can handle. They need lots of time at home, relaxing in the comfort of their familiar surroundings and knowing that their mommy is there if they need me.