I'm not sure if it's an age thing, or a vacation thing, or what but Em asked to sleep in a separate room last night.
She wanted her space, I get that.
She wanted to put her clothes away in a dresser and straighten up...I get that.
She didn't want to bump into someone in the same bed, I get that too.
What I didn't 'get' was the significance of what she was asking.
It wasn't until bedtime when El was looking REALLY sad and said,
"Why does Em want to sleep in another room from me?"
that it dawned on me..
They have NEVER slept all alone in a room at night. EVER.
To most people this is nothing.
But to a twin who has shared a room every single night of her life?
This is a milestone.
Good thing we hit this milestone at the beach where the sun and fresh air and activity wiped everyone out. They both slept soundly.