This is a true story, no matter how obnoxious it sounds…I remember it all too well. When Autumn and I were 5 years old, 4 months shy of our 6th birthday we started first grade. It was a bit early, I know! Here in our area, back when we were this age they didn’t have kindergarten or pre-school. Being a bit advanced for our age, our parents decided to start us in school. It was good in a way, but little did everyone know…We started quite early bucking the system. By all rights, I should be embarrassed to tell this one. Well, I’m not and Autumn agreed with me it was too funny not to share.
OK, we twinnies were excited when we heard about going to school and were all for it. Our Mom and Dad had talked to us all about it, what fun it sounded. Our Mom took us to the first day of our first grade, all was not fine! The principal had talked our Mom into putting us in separate classes, as there was 2 first grade classes. Autumn and I did try and go with the flow, honestly we did. A few minutes after our Mom left we started separately sniffling and tears were flowing. The teachers were busy comforting other students, their mistake.
Neither of our teachers noticed this stunt right away, I am serious. Autumn, the bold twinnie that she is took it upon herself to right this major wrong! Without permission she trotted out of her classroom and into mine, grabbed my hand and off we went! Where you ask? Off to see the principal, of course…Where else! Did we stop and think about being scared for being so gutsy, of course not. We made our way to the principal’s office, not stopping for any teacher who noticed.
The school nurse tried to get us back to our classrooms, too. She had no luck whatsoever! A few of the foolish enough teachers to ask where we were going…Autumn spoke up to them with no fear. That twinnie merely answered, “We are going to see the principal and you can’t stop us!” I know it sounds rude, we weren’t trying to be because we were raised quite well and taught respect. You have to understand, the twinnies were not being separated and that was final. Another answer to a poor teacher from Autumn…”Somebody made a mistake, the principal needs us to talk to him.” Nobody stopped us either, what were they thinking? Maybe that we were harmless and wanted to see the show?
We twinnies reached the principal’s office and got quickly ushered in. Our parents knew this man, our Mom had pointed his office out to us, poor Mom she really wasn’t expecting this to occur, obviously. Mr H. tried to get in the first word…But on we twinnies went with our speech. Telling him how we needed to be in the same classroom. He needed to fix the mistake and we didn’t want to quit first grade but we would if he wasn’t going to listen. Mr. H. called our Mom after calming us down and Yay, we got our way and Mr. H.. had seen our side of the story.
The downside of all this, it was talked about for years to come by the principal, the teachers and the school nurse. Even as adults, they still reminded us…Oh well, it was a small price to pay. Never again did the school try to separate the twinnies! You see, TF <3=Twins Forever had started quite young for us and will remain! 😉 🙂
This is such a fond memory 🙂 lol, I was rather bold! Well, the school found out not to mess with the twinnies 😉 TF ❤ = Twins Forever
Rather bold, Lol!! 😉 The school talked about this stunt for so many years, but guess they all just figured it was just best not to mess with us twinnies! 🙂 TF <3=Twins Forever
Cute story! I was bold like that in elementary school too and my mom WAS the school nurse and my principal was a Mr. H too. Hmmmm… 🙂
Thanks Livvy! Good to know you were that bold in elementary school, too. Your Mom was the school nurse and your principal was a Mr. H.?! How cool is that….But Autumn and I were here in PA, where were you? That is pretty interesting though I must say. 🙂
This is soooo cute; love it, Gabby! And so your “twin” bond began~
Thanks so much Lauren, so glad you liked it. The twin bond was going strong it seems, unstoppable we sure were and still are! 😉 🙂
I think it’s commendable and you both are very fortunate to be close. I feel the same way with my sisters, although we’re not twins! 🙂
I know, we really are so blessed and fortunate to be so close! 🙂 That makes me happy you are that way with your sisters, too. 🙂
you mean The Autumn who writes fairy tales and magical poems did all this..oh man..Autumn a full three level handshake and salute….you guys did the right thing ….Its so fuuny but gotta tell you i am impressed
I have to report, the same Autumn of the faiy tales and magicial poems did all that! Soma, she was the more gutsy of the two of us, but I always joined in. Glad you think we did the right thing, I think we did…They would have split up the twinnies! We weren’t going to let that happen! 🙂
Another lovely story about when you two was growing up. I can only imagine, and I believe ya’ll did the right thing. They shouldn’t have separated ya’ll! What the heck was he thinking? Shame on him. God Bless 🙂
Hi PJ! I must confess, I was starting to worry about you. Good to see you here! I am glad you read this one, it is another part of Autumn’s and my younger days. I have no idea what the principal was thinking trying to separate us, maybe worried we would cause some teacher a headache being together? Lol, we didn’t honest and shame on him indeed! God Bless you, too PJ! 🙂
Awww you knew deep down something was wrong, and you was correct. I’m still not feeling my best but do have a poem to explain it all! Uh huh to not giving the teachers headaches. Love it! God Bless 🙂
PJ, I had a weird feeling and I was worried. I sure didn’t want to be correct, I will check out your poem. I know you aren’t feeling your best and of course will keep praying, all of us will! Also, I know you will rest and all when you need to PJ. Uh huh is right, no headaches for the teachers! Love & Hugs to you and God Bless! 🙂
It is so sweet and brave of you guys to take that step. It must be fun for all the teachers to watch these small kids fighting for their rights.:)
Thanks so much for saying that! 🙂 I think we were brave because the fear of being separated was scarier than going to see the principal. I think the teachers maybe did think it was good we were fighting for our rights, too. 🙂
Looks like having a twin is a great advantage 🙂 🙂 🙂
🙂 You are so right, I think it is, too! 🙂
haha that’s an amazing story twinnies. it’s funny because Sharon and I were separated during middle school becuase they (the teachers) didn’t want us to be “too dependent” on each other. I didn’t feel dependent on her just because we were in the same class back in the day but it was better done when we were older than when we were younger, I say. I mean Sharon and I were pretty independent back then, so I didn’t see the fuss in having the need to separate us. I mean was it really necessary to separate the twins if they are quite autonomous and independent in character anyway???? I don’t understand the logic behind it because no matter what class you put us in, the bond remains the same and is as strong as ever even to this day. Those who aren’t twins really don’t understand twins from my perspective. Sharon and I, we work in the same company, different jobs different buildings but strong bond. Nothing can separate the bond that we share. So Gabby and Autumn, I say “Way to Go girls! Go Twinnies GO!” 😀 😉
I know the dependancy issue was touched on a bit, but in first grade! I agree if we all were pretty independant, there was no need anyway. You said it exactly right Sherline, that twin bond is always there, if you were in the same class or not. Also in life, as you and Sharon work in the same company now. Those who aren’t twins will never feel or understand that bond of twins, no offense to them but I do agree with that, too. Thanks Sherline, you summed it all up much better than I could! 🙂
What are twinnies for!. We’ve gotta have each others back 😉 😉
Lol, you are so right Sherline! 🙂 We twinnies gotta have each others back for real! 😉 🙂