“They were at a birthday party for a mutual friend, waiting in line to get their faces painted,” Sarnicola said. “She was telling a girl’s older sister they were twins, and the girl gave her an odd look and said, ‘You’re not twins. There is no way you and Zuri are twins you don’t have the same color skin!' My little girl started bawling crying because she truly believes she and Zuri are twins.”
But through her tears, Jia had the best response.
"'You don’t know anything. We are twins because we have the same birthday and the same soul,’” Sarnicola said. “When she said that, it took me aback. It was so sweet.”
The girls were born two days apart, but those two days don't mean anything to them. They celebrated their birthdays on the same day, which is how they decided they were twins. Sarnicola says it's growing up in Miami that has taught the girls so well.
"We have always taught the girls that being different is cool, and to make friends with new people every day," she said. "In their class at school, there are six different languages between the 15 kids. I think that’s one of the nice things about growing up in a multicultural, melting pot city. They don’t see color. We’ve never talked to them about it, period.”
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