Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Le choix de Juliette

Salut mes amis

I have a lot of things to catch you up on. Where to start? Oh, that's right.

It was a cold Saturday morning in February, and I was looking at the valentines I'd received from my friends in the States. I was still on une interruption from school while grieving my beloved grandpère, and - despite the triste circumstances - I was still happy to be back in Paris for a little while. I can't believe how much I've missed my hometown! 

Juliette was prettying up in la salle de bains, the bathroom. Why, I don't know, as we weren't going anywhere, but she was in there just the same and was taking quite a long time.  What was she doing in there?                                            
I'd pretty much decided to open her valentines, too . . . if she didn't hurry up. I was that bored!  Just as I stuck my hand in the gift bag to pull out her jigsaw puzzle from Inky (merci beaucoup, Inky!), Juliette burst into the room.

"Et voilà!" Juliette said, raising her arms in a dramatic pose, "Que penses-tu? What do you think? I decided I'd had enough of being your twin. Je suis désolée, Sophie, but tu sais that my natural hair color isn't black. The dye was seriously needing to be retouched anyway, and I decided that I just didn't want to do it anymore. I like my dark brown hair! I also decided to give my eyes a break and take out the colored contacts. You know how much I adore Maman's green eyes! I'd almost forgotten that my eyes weren't brown. So . . . it was fun pretending to be twins, Sophie, but it's time I resume my own original look."

I'd blinked a few times to be sure that I wasn't seeing things. Nope, I wasn't. Juliette was indeed standing in front of me with her wavy dark brown hair and hazel eyes, the color which always reminded me of Maman's (I, on the other hand, received Papa's chocolatey brown eyes). I'd nearly forgotten how I'd convinced Juliette to dye her hair darker and to put on colored contacts. I'd always feared that my little sister was prettier than me, and she'd somehow decided to go along with my little plan to turn us into twins . . . 

. . . and yes, I did say that she's my little sister. We might as well be twins - we're only ten months apart! We do like to celebrate our summer birthdays together, but technically it's my birthday that falls on the 9th of August. Juliette's birthday falls on the 9th of June, and she'll turn 13 while I'll turn 14 two months later.

I know that this comes as a surprise to many of you. You've come to expect Juliette as my identical twin, and I'll confess that it was fun while it lasted. However, I hope you'll eventually come to love Juliette as she is truly meant to be. We're still close. Nothing has changed otherwise. Juliette is still my shy sister who lives and breathes ballet . . . and I'm still the less pretty older sister, but what can I say?

Ton amie,


Juliet XD said...

She's beautiful! And can I just say, I love the name Juliette ;)

Jessica said...

Wow! I always thought you were identical twins!
I must say, Juliette's natural look suits her a lot better though.
And don't worry, Sophie, you're beautiful as well! Just in a different way.
Mother has dark blonde wavy hair and green eyes. In fact, she looks a lot like Juliette.
While my sister, Ruthie has dark hair like you and grey eyes, instead.
You girls are both beautiful in your own unique way, and don't let anyone tell you different.

TheDolly Trolley said...

You both look gorgeous just the was you are.

Charlie said...

Bon soir, Sophie! Your sister Juliette and you are both gorgeous - I'm glad that you are both happy that you can be yourselves now. Love the blog!


MelimeliCreations said...

Sophie, I know how beautiful you are and never forget it. I'm glad Juliette can be herself again, though. You still look like sisters!


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Shelby-Grace said...

You are both beautiful in your own unique ways, I'm glad you can both look like yourselves :) You are both so pretty just the way you are :)
(By the way, I nominated you for the Daisy Chain Award! You can see my post about it at the link below:
http://ohmydollies.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-daisy-chain-award.html )


Melody Silverleaf said...

Both of you are quite striking in your beauty and style.

When you have a moment, you have been nominated for another award - the Beachy Blogger. See here:


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