Unlike my husband who loves stopping and chatting to people cooing at our girl and boy non-identical twins, it used to drive me crazy when total strangers actually stepped in front of my pram or even grabbed hold of it while I was trying to run errands in the 20 minute window while they were sleeping. Now I don’t want to sound ungrateful and some of you may think I should be grateful people take the time to stop. To those people I say don’t read on. For the rest of you, here are just a few of the things that sprang to my mind after the repetition began….
Are they identical?
- Yes apart from one has a penis and is dressed in blue and the other is a girl.
- Are you blind?
Are they twins?
- No triplets. We left the ugly one at home.
- No it’s just one child but it came with a complete set of spare parts just in case.
Were they natural?
- Were yours?
- One is, the other is a clone.
Who was born first?
What did they weigh?
- He was 1 pound heavier
You’ve got you hands full!
- You should see my heart!
Do you regret having twins?
- Do you regret that question?
Do twins run in your family?
- Not yet they can barely crawl.
I am glad they are yours not mine!
- They are too.
How do you manage?
- I live for 7pm
You’ve got your hands full.
- I would rather they were full than empty!
To all you parents out there: whether you are covered in sick, food, snot or poo, you are amazing. For all you parents of multiples – high five! Keep being you, that’s more than enough 🙂
Having twins is an amazing journey but it’s bloody hard work. There are always days when it seems like an uphill struggle. Facebook is a great way to find other twin or multiple
mummies in your area and can provide valuable support and advice from people who know what you are going through.
Keep being amazing all you mothers and fathers out there!