"There were three main logical
groupings of us six kits into
more manageable cohorts.
First was division
by relative age, so there were
"the big kits" & "the little kits".
Second was division
by gender, so there were
"the girls", & "the boys".
Third was division
by gender and relative age
into three bound, matched
(but never named) pairs
that consisted of 
the two eldest kits,
the two middle kits,
and the two babies."

zipper

the girls
photo © 1996 the archive of light