I have heard this countless times since having our babies. People in public love to ogle over the boys and talk about twins in general. Most of the time people are pretty nice, asking polite questions and exclaiming over their cuteness (and how could they not?!). However, there are some gems out there determined to make me look at them in horror.
Just a few of these to give you a giggle:
"Are they twins?!!" --Um, no. One is several years older, he is just really small for his age.
"Are they natural?" --What on Earth does that mean?! Are they fake? Um no.
"Two girls, right?" --Hmmm...well considering that they are both dressed in head to toe blue...
"Are they identical?" --Are you looking at them? Maybe I am the only one who can see the differences in them, but they are definitely not identical.
"Do twins run in your family?" --"Nope, just lucky" is always my reply. This one doesn't really bother me so much. I understand the curosity.
"When did they take them?" --I don't even know how to respond to this one. Who are they and where are they taking my babies? I am assuming this means when did doctors decide to do a c-section. To this one I proudly reply "They were born at home on their due date!" I love to watch the mouths drop. It's fun to fly my freak flag.
"I've always wanted twins!" --What person, in their right mind, hopes for twins? I mean really. Do they just not realize the sheer amount of work that it takes to have these babies? My body is wrecked, I haven't slept in months, my boobs are out-of-control, and neither one of them gets the attention that he deserves.
"You sure do have your hands full." Yep. And I wouldn't have it any other way.