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Saturday, December 11, 2010

The answers twins parents really want to give to your questions

Jamie and I have watched this no less than 5 times since first coming across it a few weeks ago. We laugh every time.

In case you think any of the questions asked are exaggerated, I've included the transcript of the whole 2-minute exchange below and have noted in parentheses which questions Jamie and I have been asked over the past 10 months.


Twins Mom: In an ideal park world, this is how my conversations would go.

Park Mom: Oh wow, are those your two children?
TM: Yes, yes they are.
PM: They are adorable. Have a great day.
TM: Same to you.

TM: And end scene.

TM: Unfortunately, in reality, it goes more like this.

PM: Hello, are those your two children over there?
TM: Yes, yes they are.
PM: Are they twins? (They're 10 months old and we get this all the time.)
TM: Yes.
PM: One is a boy and one is a girl? They do not look alike. (We often get comments about whether they do or don't look alike.)
TM: You are so observant.
PM: My uncle's friend's brother's cousin's mailman has twins. (Many people tell us about someone they know who has twins.)
TM: Awesome.
PM: But they look alike.
TM: Wow.
PM: Are yours identical? (All the time, even though we have a boy and a girl.)
TM: No.
PM: I did not think so.
TM: What gave it away?
PM: Are they natural? (Unfortunately, we've been asked this numerous times.)
TM: They are not robots and are made from organic matter.
PM: Do twins run in your family? (Easily the most common question. The answer is no.)
TM: Is that a transparent attempt to ask me if I've battled with infertility?
PM: Yes, did you have that in vitro thing? (Never directly, but we've been asked this question in other ways.)
TM: What is your favorite brand of tampons?
PM: What?
TM: Oh, sorry, with this line of interrogation, I just assumed that we were now BFF's.
PM: Well, at least you did not get 8 kids like that Octomom.
TM: Lucky me.
PM: I always get pregnant the first time I try.
TM: Great job. Here's your cookie.
PM: Which one do you like better? (Not yet, though we're asked many other "which one..." questions.)
TM: I love them both the same.
PM: Yeah, but which one is your favorite? (Oh yes, we've been asked this one.)
TM: The one who is not screaming.
PM: Which one is smarter?
TM: I am.
PM: I do not know how you do it. (We hear this all the time.)
TM: I have no choice.
PM: My kids are a year apart. I think that is harder than twins. (Yes, we've heard this.)
TM: Come to my house around 5:00.
PM: That's great you have a boy and a girl. You are done. (We often hear, "You can be done now!")
TM: Thanks for handling that decision for me.
PM: I know a lady who has triplets.
TM: Awesome.
PM: At least you do not have quads.
TM: [Blank stare]
PM: Okay, got to go.
TM: Thank God.

TM: And now I will go back under my rock.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Kara Jo declared,

Oh. My. Gosh. Literally laughing out loud.
Lord, please don't let ever let me say anything that obnoxiously dorky to parents! And if I have, forgive me!!!

12/11/2010 6:02 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

Don't worry if you have, we've all asked a few of those questions.

12/11/2010 6:41 PM  
Blogger Dana declared,

Hahaha...that was awesome! Loved the robotic voices and the "awesome". :) I'm sorry you have to put up with such torture. Must suck to be you. ;)

12/11/2010 11:56 PM  
Blogger rachel declared,

Seriously funniest thing EVER. O. My. Goodness.

I think the only thing we haven't gotten is the invitro question because I always head that off with some kind of explanation of hyperovulation. That usually comes up about the time they start asking if twins run in the family... :P

12/15/2010 2:56 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

Yeah, I would guess at least 80% of people ask, "Do twins run in your family?" I'm not sure why that's such a predominant question. I don't recall ever asking it of anyone else. It never really even crossed my mind before.

12/15/2010 3:38 PM  

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