Forget the Brangelina twins and their multi-million dollar deal to appear on the cover of People magazine. I want to talk about the twins that are most important to me, my nearing 11-years-old twin daughters, Bethany and Gabrielle. To bring you up to speed, they have just begun fifth grade and are being told time, and time again, by their father and I, this will be the last year they will be together all day at school. They have been in the same classroom since preschool. We considered separating them in the third grade, but there was only one third grade class. Last year we moved them from Solano Christian Academy to Crescent Elementary. They are in the PEP program, and there was only one class, a combination, for fourth and fifth graders. Whether to put twins in different classrooms or keep them together is a topic of much discussion in the mothers of multiples arena. And, there are as many schools of thought as there are mothers. My husband and I always felt it best Bethany and Gabrielle were together as long as they weren’t interfering with each other’s academic or social progress. The schools always seemed to support our choice. I have a friend whose twin daughters were separated in their last year in elementary school and it was difficult on them. They missed each other. The school chose to put them in different classrooms. Even if the opportunity had surfaced to separate them these past few years, we probably would have chosen to leave them together. I guess next year we will have a little better idea on the outcome of our decision.