Wednesday, May 7, 2014

"You Must Have Been Huge!"

"You must have been huge!" and other twin comments...

It's so weird how having twins makes people who would normally not even speak to you with just one baby think that they can make all sorts of comments. Usually when we go out with the boys my husband is pushing the double stroller and I'm pushing the shopping cart with our oldest. So I get to see everyone staring and pointing and turning to look at the babies in the stroller. It's kinda funny. Almost like being a local celebrity or something. I don't mind most of the comments but it does get tiring hearing the same thing over and over and over. 

Here are some of the things I'm already tired of hearing from everyone (and our twins are only 10 months old!) Does it continue when they are older? Some of you with twins or more would know.

"Are they twins?" this is what everyone asks first. I guess I can't blame them, I'd probably ask that too, but you'd think it would be pretty obvious. Some possible replies to this: "they are triplets but we leave the ugly one at home." "one is his and one is mine." "we liked this one so much we cloned him" 

"You have your hands full!" The second thing that every.single.person says to us. Thank you for pointing out the obvious. I am very aware that our hands are full! They are especially shocked when they realize we have a third little one as well. 

"How do you tell them apart?" To me they look different, so it's hard to answer this. If I was funny at all I would say "we can't, we just guess and hopefully get it right" or "we tattooed bar-codes on them, in case we mix them up we can just scan them with our phones." People would probably believe it. Maybe I should actually try it. The thing is I can never say stuff like that without cracking up. 

"Double trouble" Oh man, I just really do not like when people say that for some reason! They only say it about boys, right? Why must boys be so much more trouble than girls? My boys are perfect and no trouble at all. Ever. (If only this were true)

"I have kids that are (anywhere from one year to 18 months) apart, so I know how it is." "Yep, cause that's exactly the same thing..." In my case I have both twins and kids that are only one year apart. So I know for a fact it is not at all the same thing. Some people even say that it is harder than having twins. Maybe that's true for them, but I just can't see how it is. 

"You must have been huge!" Yes I did really have a lady say this to me the other day. I'm not annoyed by this, I was amused in fact. And I agreed with her, because yes, I was huge. Just funny that someone would say that out loud. She was so sweet though, she followed it up with "because you're so tiny!" Aww, what a nice thing to say, it made my day. 

"I don't know how you do it." Me either. I just do. I don't really have any other choice! 

I haven't had any mean comments or really strange comments yet. They always ask if they are both boys, but at that age it can be hard to tell so I don't blame them. Plus they are always in their carseats so it's hard to get a good look at them right now. The other thing I find funny is when people are standing behind us in line talking about us and how much work it must be. Don't they know I can hear everything they are saying? This is the sort of fun times we have every time we go to the store! 

If you have twins or more I'm sure you can relate. What's the craziest comment or question you've had before?

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  1. Ahhh, the joys of having twins!! Some people just amaze me with their comments (my boys turned 3 in March).

    Found you at the new SHINE blog hop!

    1. Yes it's a lot of fun :) Some people don't think before they speak! Do you still get comments now that they are older?

  2. Hi there, oh dear reading this, I think I've said all of the above except the 18 months apart thing. I suffer from foot in mouth disease. Thanks for reminding me to keep my gob shut and to not offend.

    I was HUGE when I carried both my kids. Water retention something shocking!

    I hope you don't mind if I say your twins are gorgeous, from your profile pic you don't look huge at all.


    1. It's ok! They don't offend, it just gets tiring hearing them over and over again :P I'm sure you are not offensive at all :)

      Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! Hope you have a good weekend!

  3. This is hilarious! I imagine these things would get tiresome hey? I love your "come backs" - barcodes... hah! You should tell people that you're almost done creating an app with a built in QR reader so that families with multiples can tell their children apart.

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).

    Wishing you a lovely day.

    1. Haha! great idea, I really should start saying stuff like that :P Thanks for hosting your new blog hop! Hope it's going well :)

      Have a great weekend!

    2. Hi Stephanie! I'm not sure if you saw this but your post was one of the top viewed posts at the SHINE Blog Hop. The hop was a great success and should be up and running next week again.

    3. Thanks! I did see that and was very excited :) I'm glad you got your blog back up!

  4. So funny! I really think you should start teasing back with those hilarious comebacks of yours. Ha!
    Found your post through The Deliberate Mom's SHINE blog hop :)


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