Children are really fascinating. Even with all the research that has been done, I sometimes talk to moms who find it hard to accept that one child is at one place, while another child is at another place. For example, my daughter is an amazing artist. Honestly - I will post one of her drawings - I can't believe they come from a three and a half year old. Granted, I will admit my bias.
My son likes to draw, but he's more indifferent. And why not? Why do we all have to like things equally, even as children? It doesn't make sense.
We've been taking laid back drum lessons mentioned to us by friends. In other words, not formal lessons at a local community center. The lessons consist of a teacher playing an african drum, and the kids can join the drum circle or run around. This is the perfect type of arrangement for three year olds, by the way.
My son has taken to drum lessons like a duck to water. He's great. He can actually pay attention for thirty minutes, drum when he's supposed to, not drum during other people's solos. His enthusiasm for the drumming is pretty awe inspiring.
My daughter will drum as well. Her attention span is much shorter - around five minutes. Then she runs around or plays with the toys in the other room.
I suppose with twins it is more obvious, it's easier to compare or not compare them. To give them each their own interests and space. I just find it amazing when parents try to force each of their children to be the same, to have the same interests in the same amount. It simply doesn't seem to be possible.