Before I had the twins I was certain I wouldn’t be the mom who dresses her kids in matching outfits. I figured doing so would require a lot of organizational drawer-stuffing and planning that was beyond me.
For some strange reason however, I have a natural tendency towards dressing them in similar, yet complementary looks. For example, one in black and white stripes, the other in black and white polka dots. It turns out that this is the more complicated way to dress them. It involves more elaborate shopping and takes more effort to organize. Dressing twins the same actually requires less effort, as far as mental labour is concerned. It’s only one decision to make, and then repeat.
In retrospect, I don’t know why I thought getting them dressed would be any different than all the other twin-parent decisions, like what kind of high-chair to get, and what sort of bottles they’d need. Matching outfits at this point makes practical sense.