A Personality Update: The Gardner Quadruplets

 

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So far today, this has been the highest requested topic for a blog! I love so much how all of you love the personality blogs. They are so much fun for me to write, and I feel like such a great journal entry for the girls to read when they get a little bit older. As each day goes by, they change so much. Their likes/dislikes, vocabulary, coordination, and temperament all change faster than you can blink. I’m very happy to write this personality update today per all of your requests! I thought it would be fun to mix things up a little bit and answer questions specifically about the girls likes/dislikes, favorites, temperaments, and schedules. So ill phrase the questions first, and put the answers below for each of the girls! Hope you enjoy!

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What is the girls favorite tv show?

The girls are obsessed with Totorro right now. I didn’t even know what this was until Ashley showed it to me. She used to watch it as a kid and introduced it to the girls hoping they would love it as well. All four of them sit so silently throughout the whole movie its magical. If you haven’t checked it out, give it a go next time your kid wants to watch something new. It was originally made in ’88 I believe, but they have an updated version now which is pretty great!

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Who is the troublemaker?

 This question gets asked so often, and I always try to avoid it in the instance that one of the kids reads my blogs later in life and resents me, LOL. But the truth is, we are all trouble makers a little here and there aren’t we? I know Ashley and I certainly were. The good news for us is that the girls usually rotate this behavior and give us a break. I’ll tell you right now, Indie is definitely the instigator in most quarrels. She just has a way of getting under her sisters skin. We’re trying to figure out if she likes to tease, or just wants a little more attention. I’m hoping this phase passes soon though, and her sisters are too! She’s not naughty all the time, however, she is very sweet a lot of the hours of the day. Every once in a while she gets the urge to make a sissy squeal.

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What is the girls favorite music? Song?

The girls love most music ranging from Dad’s 80s playlist to Mom’s modern pop/rock. They love dance music the most, and are always asking us to pick them up and dance with them. Anything that has a good beat, all of them will usually start moving. Their favorite 80’s song is Thriller, I think mainly because they think its “creepy”, LOL. They also love Sugar by Maroon 5 and Purple Lightning by Lafrantz.

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What is the relationship between the quads? Are the twins closer? Do they ever cross over and play more with the opposite twins?

This one is always fun to talk about because I think people are infatuated with twins, triplets, quads, etc. I definitely think their is a dynamic there to discuss, but also a lot of it is a case by case basis. Ill tell you what I see from our girls.

The twins are extremely close. For us, this isn’t really shocking because they’ve been sharing with each other from conception. They first shared a placenta, then sides of the hospital, nurseries, and now bedrooms. They don’t really know any different at this point, and I’m not sure I ever want them to. I love so much the bond that they have with each other. Its so precious.

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Each set of twins have their own ways of talking to each other and interacting, aside from how we interact with them. For instance, Ashley and I will call Esme “Shmeegy” all the time, but Indie always calls her “Ez”. We’ll call Evangeline “Evie” but all the girls call her “Hebber”.

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The twins also treat each other differently. For example, Indie and Esme play dolls together really well. They are so cute and caring. They share with each other and do role playing. If Scarlett or Evie want something of theirs, it turns into an entirely different conversation, LOL. They get a little more defensive and territorial if you know what I’m saying.

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Scarlett and Evie will sing along to every song. They know Sleeping Beauty’s “Once Upon a Dream” word for word and sing along to every time it comes on, especially in the car. Indie and Esme could care less to sing most days.

These are just a few examples of how the twins interact with each other and share certain bonds and friendships. Now that being said, they do cross over quite often, and do get along really well when they do so. For instance, Indie and Scarlett love to team up and get into trouble. These are our resident “Open everything from shampoo to medicine and smear everywhere” sisters. They are so sneaky and sly that sometimes it goes unnoticed for several minutes before we even know what they are doing. Its always these two!

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On the other hand, Esme and Evie are our emotional children, and they thrive really well on interaction with adults, their sisters, neighbors, teachers, and family. They love to engage people in conversation, and listen intently on what is being said. They also are both very headstrong and determined. They know what they like, and what they don’t like. They’re not afraid to tell you and then stick to their opinions.

Overall, the quads all get along really well and we are so grateful for that. Its fun to see the dynamics between the twins, and sisters in general, but honestly, we rarely ever categorize them this way. As a matter of fact, I don’t think I’ve referred to them as “twins” ever; just quads or sisters. They do so much together as a unit, for me, it just seems that’s how it will always be. I sure do hope so, at least through their jr. high and high school years!

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Who’s a Daddy’s girl? Mommy’s Girl?

This one kind of changes stage to stage as well but for the moment, Indie is a Mommy’s girl and the other 3 are Daddy’s girls!

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What are the girls favorite foods?

Indie-Cold Cereal, Strawberries, Steak, Scrambled Eggs, and Sausage.

Esme- Corn, Pancakes, Shredded Pork, Cheese, Rasberries, Refried Beans and Popcorn.

Scarlett- Cold Cereal, Strawberries and Rasberries, Sausage, French Toast, Grapefruit and Chips and Salsa.

Evie- Chinese Noodles, Strawberries and Rasberries, Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Corn, Applesauce and Bananas.

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I hope you all enjoyed this small update on the girls! Keep the questions coming, im loving my new hobby!

Here’s the last few FAQs ive done below, please enjoy!

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Here’s todays vlog, you don’t want to miss it! Its our first Music video we’ve done!

 

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