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. Ummm....no.
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.)
*UPDATED WITH NEW COMMENT*
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?" "nope...it'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.)