Friday, September 7, 2007


There are certain phrases and questions that I have become accustomed to hearing whenever the twins and I are out in public. To wit:

"Double Trouble!"
"Boy, you have your hands full!"
"Do twins run in your family?"
"Are they identical?"

But yesterday, at the market, I heard two new ones. In the canned food aisle, an elderly lady smiled and asked, "Twins?" "Yes," I answered, waiting for the inevitable mention of their adorable-ness. "That's painful," she muttered, and walked away.

The second comment was from the teenage bagger at the checkout line. As he was packing away my produce, he inquired, "Are you making sure they are getting all of their vitamins and minerals?" Huh? Would someone ask this of a mother with only one child?

1 comment:

  1. A bagger once asked me, when I was there with my 6-month-old baby twins, "Are they twins, or just really close in age?" Um--how close would they have to be to both be babies? I understand it with my toddler twins, because a 2-year-old and a 3-year-old can look very similar. But two bald, toothless babies in infant seats?


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