I get stopped constantly whenever I go out with my daughters. People are usually very kind and so I take the time to answer their questions.
Most of the questions I get asked are normal.
1.Do twins run in your family?
2. Are they on the same schedule?
3. Are you exhausted?
Then there are the jaw dropping questions.
Stranger: Can you tell them apart?
Me: Yes they are fraternal.
Stranger: You can tell them apart even when they are naked?
Me: Um, yes. Their faces don’t change when they are naked.
I must admit this encounter worried me. What kind of weirdo asks that question?
Stranger: Are they twins?
Me: Yes they are.
Stranger: So then they are related?
Stranger: And they are both yours?
I thought this person was joking around so I didn’t even respond to her last question. I just smiled and walked away.
Stranger: Are they yours?
Me: Yes, they are twins.
Stranger: No they aren’t, they aren’t dressed alike.
Me: Your right, they are not.
I am glad she let me know they can only be twins if they are dressed alike. I will be sure to update their wardrobe accordingly.
Stranger: Oh one of each. That is lovely.
Me: No, they are both girls.
Stranger: Are you sure? This one is wearing black.
Stranger: You should not put a black jacket on her then.
What? That is all I can think to say in response to that statement.
Stranger 1: Oh wow look at this. Twins!
Stranger 2: Look at that they are identical.
Stranger 1: Look at their hair. Red hair is so rare.
Stranger 2: Do you think they are hers?
Stranger 1: No they aren’t hers. She is blonde. Red heads come from red heads.
Stranger 1: Take a picture.
That is when I walked away. These people didn’t even talk to me. They just stood there gawking at my children pretending I was not there.
The list goes on and on but these five are my favorite.