Saturday, May 31, 2008

Instead of staring me down help

Here's the scene, we were in my favorite place, Target and all three of the little ones were pissy. The twins were fresh from a nap and in the cart. My youngest was pissy. The twins wanted to walk and since I was alone with them I wouldn't let them walk. The lady behind me made rude comments about how I should control my kids as I was paying for my items. I had the baby in my arms as I was putting my items up to pay for them. Instead of watching me struggle with 2 cranky two year olds and a baby she could have helped. I guess it's just me but I help people when they need it.

"I want twins!"

this might be a stupid question but i really want to have do i increase my chances of having them? is there ways to do that ? or am i just being stupid and it just happens the way it's supposed to?

One response:
This is the dumbest post. Why is everyone so upset that someone actually wants twins? Twins are fun. Sure there could be complications but big farking deal. I don't get why everyone has to jump on someone who asks an innocent question because they think having twins is awesome. It is and I know several people who wish they had multiples. How NICE.How many of you used fertility treatments, looked at ways to maybe have a boy instead of a girl, wished for this and that? Come on.

I think that if anyone can claim having multiples is easy they have one too many nannies doing the job for them.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Conversation held by my twins

Let's call them J and M. M was doing something he shouldn't. I asked him to stop.

M: Me no M, me J.

J: You no J, you M.

M: Me no M, me J!

J: Me J. You M!

M. Me J. You M!

Me: M, are you repeating J?

J: M, stop peating me!

M: M, stop peating me!

J. Stop peating me!

M. Stop peating me!

Even at 2 years old and being so very obvioulsy fraternal, M was still trying to play the switch-a-roo!

"I'm sorry you're having twins"

This past weekend I met a friend's girlfriend for the first time. When she found out I was having twins, she responded by saying, "Oh, I'm sorry. I would NEVER want twins." I wanted to respond by saying, "Well, if they turn out like your son, I can see why. I will make sure not to give them to you when they are born. I guess I will just have to keep them."

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

No, I won't tell you my fertility history

People often stop me and ask if my twins are a result of fertility treatments. Dows it really matter? They have asked if they are a result of IVF. Is it really YOUR business how they are here? Seriously, my twins are "natural". I mean, who ever heard of a unnatural child? But, for the record, yes, we did IVF....

Comments said by others regarding our twins

My boys were premiees, almost 8 weeks early. We often went to Wal-Mart just to get out of the house. We were given many a strange comment in this store. I think the best one is when two ladies debated over the kiddies being twins or not. The conversation went a bit like this:

Supid Cashier 1: Boy! She had her kids close in age, huh?

Smart Cashier 2: I think they may be twins.

Stupid Cashier 1: There is a size difference between the two and they don't look alike.

Smart Cashier 2: Twins can look differently. I'm going to go ask her.

Smart Cashier 2: Are those two twins?

Me: Yes. They are fraternal twins. Can you ask the lady if 1 minute apart is too close for her?

Smart Cashier 2 yelling back at Stupid Cashier: See, I told you they were twins!

Again, considering they were almost 8 weeks early when we went places we were alwasy gawked at and stared at like I was horrible for taking newborns out. Again, my favorite place when they were little...keep in mind they were around 4 months old at the time.

Stupid lady 1: Look at her. She is taking those newborns out. That isn't right.

Stupid lady 2: It is horrible of her to take them out in the cold like this.

Me: I'm sorry, I had to get some things as I was on my way home from the hospital. I'm still kinda sore since I had a c-section. *I know this was wrong but oh well!*

Open mic night is now open

My husband challenged me to create a blog specifically for comments said to us as a result of having multiples and interesting and funny things our multiples to. I decided to take it one step further and add other's comments as well. Here's one to start you out with.

15. "I could never do it." (Oh really. What would you do? Are you suggesting I put them on the curb with signs around their necks that say, "Free to a good home?)

14. "Do they have different personalities?" (No. They are the same human being divided into two parts.)

13. Said by a stranger, "They're identical, right?" Mom answers, "No. They're fraternal." Stranger response, "They are NOT!" (OK. You're right. I have no idea what I'm talking about. These are not my children. I thought it would be fun to borrow them from a mom down at Baby Gap. It's been more than an hour. I guess I should return them.)

*UPDATE* Again, we got this one. In fact, a mom of twins argued with me on this one. My boys look very different. She told me that her kids were identical but didn't look alike and the doctors said they were identical. Her doctor said that all same sex multiples are identical.

12. "Are they 'paternal' twins?" (Yes. They have a father. There was only one virgin birth.)

11. "Just wait till they're older. It only gets harder." (Thank you. I woke up this morning hoping I'd receive a word of discouragement while pushing a cart of preschoolers down the cereal aisle.)

10. "When one cries, does he wake the other?" (No. Twins cannot hear each other's cries because they all communicate with their special telepathic language only.)

9. From a perfect stranger: "Were they in the same sac?" (Hello. Nice to meet you, too. Will you be sharing your gynecological history with me as well?)

8. "Are they developmentally behind?" (Well, let's see. They're 3 years old and thus far, all their graduate school applications have been denied. We'll get back with you on that.)

7. "How do you do it?" (Haven't you seen the Nike commercials?)

6. Said by a dentist: "I was shocked that they didn't have the same bite patterns." (They are two different human beings, not clones.)

5. "You must be SO busy." (Are you volunteering to clean my house?)

4. Said to a mom of fraternal twins who are different sizes, have different eye color and different face structure: "How do you tell them apart?" (I just look at them.)

*UPDATED* Yea, we got this comment tons! My boys are brown eyed and brown haired and blonde haired and blue eyed children. Don't you think we can tell them apart?

3. "What do you do when they both cry at the same time?" (Sometimes I cry. Sometimes I go to Starbucks.)

2. Said to a mom of boy/girl twins: "Are they identical?" (Uh. Not exactly.)


Adding on to the boy/girl twins comment
this is what was said to me (mom of boy/girl twins) while being wheeled out of the hospital after their birth- mind you Mwas in a pink blanket and Zwas in a blue one... "are they identical?" "'s a boy and a girl" "right, so are they identical?" "um noooooooooo they have different parts" "hmmm, how are you going to tell them apart" "I plan on changing their diapers occasionally therefore by looking I will be able to tell them apart"

1. Only one comment could be voted No. 1. The choice was clear. Drum roll, please. After a stranger had been informed that the toddler boys were twins, she asked a simple question: "Are they brothers?" (Enough said.)