My MZ girls are almost 3 1/2 and we still get comments everywhere we go. It's not everyday you see two little girls who look so similar. When they were babies it was tough because it was hard to get through the store without getting stopped in nearly every aisle. I was tired and one or more babies often needed to nurse, so it was difficult to stop and be pleasant to everyone that commented on them. I developed tunnel vision and I could just ignore people who didn't speak to me directly. I do seem to recall complaining about comments on this very forum about 3 years ago.
Now that they're weaned and able to go out in public without needing their every need immediately met, I have more time to chat with folks who talk to us. I've come to realize that most people mean well when they make comments about my twins. Even the most ridiculous comments (and believe me, I think I've heard them all!) are often meant well. In fact, now I sort of like it when we get stopped. I meet a lot of interesting people--people that are twins themselves (I have yet to meet an adult triplet), parents of multiples, grandparents of multiples, siblings/cousins/former babysitters of multiples. Everyone has their own story and it's fun to listen to them. I especially like to talk to adult twins and ask them about their relationships with their twin.
Last summer we were on the train downtown and a pair of identical twin meth addicts (there are many in PDX) sat across from us. It was the oddest exchange. They were soooooo messed up--one couldn't stop his arm from moving & he had to sit on it to keep it still, yet they were so nice and interested in the girls because they were twins too.
I don't know. I know it's irritating to hear all the silly comments. I used to complain about them too. I think my tune changed when I started getting the brush off by fellow parents of multiples when I've been out & about in places without my girls. It's really weird to get the brush off from other parents of multiples when I have mine with me! My girls are at the stage right now where they're very interested in other twins. The other day we were at some store and they commented about some other twins, about a year old, and the mom completely ignored them. It was kind of sad. She heard my girls commenting about them, but she didn't say anything. I'm sure she was tired & run down like I was when my girls were that age, but it would have been nice for her to acknowledge three year olds talking about her babies, yk?
It's an amazing thing having two or more babies at once. The celebrity status that goes with it is both a blessing & a curse, but this stage of having little ones goes by so fast that a few minutes out of my day to stop and chat with someone who is fascinated by my children isn't any skin off of my nose.