"I'll be Kerlin and you be Licus!"
"No! I'll be Kerlin and you be Licus!"
"No, Sissy. I was Licus last time. It's your turn to be Licus and my turn to be Kerlin."
"Okay, but next time I'm Kerlin!"
Two peas in a pod? Not quite. We were never sure where the names "Kerlin" and "Licus" (pronounced "like-us") came from. Nor why they both always wanted to be "Kerlin." Nor why, if they didn't like "Licus", they didn't just choose another name. Nor how to spell the names -- this was preschool days for our daughters.
We just know that this was the way C. Beth and beckiwithani learned to lead through negotiation.