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post #1 of 33
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1. …you can explain, in detail, the difference between monozygotic and dizygotic even though you haven’t taken a biology class since high school.

What else? There are funny lists like this for almost everything else. Come share and help create a twin/triplet one.

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post #2 of 33
2. You have discovered that the primary purpose of your mouth is not for eating (as if you had the time!) but to serve as a third hand.
post #3 of 33
3. You can nurse two babies at the same time and still manage to read goodnight moon to a toddler!
post #4 of 33
4. You can say (with snark) "Yes, better me than you!" when someone at the grocery store says, "Wow, better you than me!"

5. You find it REALLY annoying when there are places that DON'T give a multiples discount.
post #5 of 33
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Originally Posted by mommymaemae
2. You have discovered that the primary purpose of your mouth is not for eating (as if you had the time!) but to serve as a third hand.
This is so true! I remember laughing so hard the first time one of the boys picked something up and carried it in his mouth (so that he could also put two other things in his hands). I was like, "well, I know where he learned THAT trick!"

Another one:

You can pick up a young baby (or a toddler) with one hand without any hesitation or difficulty.
post #6 of 33
When you hear, "Wow, you've got your hands full" at least 5 times a day!
post #7 of 33
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Originally Posted by Zadee View Post
1. …you can explain, in detail, the difference between monozygotic and dizygotic even though you haven’t taken a biology class since high school.

And you feel obligated to correct everyone who's wrong about it!

Here's mine...

The biggest way you prepare your twins for school sounds like this:

Me: "Okay....let's go over this again because you will be asked A LOT! Are you twins?"

Them: "Yes!"

Me: "Identical or fraternal?"

Them: "Identical!"

Me: "Who's older?"

Lillie: "ME!!"

Faith: "ME! No....Lillie!!"

Me: "By how much?"

Them: "47 minutes"

Sad, but true.
post #8 of 33
Thread Starter 
That's both sad and funny that you had to rehearse that.
post #9 of 33
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That's both sad and funny that you had to rehearse that.
I know. And I'm a bit neurotic about referring to them as "the twins" and trying to avoid the whole unit thing. It's really been recently that people have been asking them directly if they are twins and not me. They look at people like they're speaking a foreign language or something. So I knew when they started school I wouldn't be there to help them out and they'd need to know. They, of course, know that they grew inside of me together and that they were born together, etc. I've just always avoided labeling them. KWIM?
post #10 of 33
You automatically grab two of everything. Two burp cloths... if one's gonna barf, the other one will too. Two diapers... if this one's wet, the other's gonna be wet soon. Two sandwiches... if I'm this hungry now, I'll have a snack for 20min. later.
post #11 of 33
I overheard this conversation between my DBF and my dd, Faith (Baby B). He was showing her a picture my mom has on her wall of me and all three of my girls. He asked her who everyone was in the picture and then points to Lillie. She says "That's Lillie". He points to her and she says "That's Lillie". He said "They can't both be Lillie". She looks really closely and says "But they both LOOK like Lillie!" Can you imagine being in the position that you look so much like someone that you can't tell who you are in a picture?
post #12 of 33
You experience serious pronoun problems when talking to your friends about their singleton babies.
post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by Zadee View Post
Hmm the list is gone.
post #14 of 33
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post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by 1Plus2 View Post
I overheard this conversation between my DBF and my dd, Faith (Baby B).
You refer to your child as Baby A or Baby B after they are born.


You see two parents walking with a single stroller and you think to yourself, "Two adults and one child, isn't that overkill."
post #16 of 33
if you have four children, and just taking only two children with you somewhere feels like a date!
post #17 of 33
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Originally Posted by MamaRabbit View Post
if you have four children, and just taking only two children with you somewhere feels like a date!
:

Or, when one is sick or one is out with dh, having only 2 kids is SO manageable, I have no idea what other moms complain about!
post #18 of 33
You get asked, TWICE, at the grocery store yesterday:

"Are those two babies? Are they twins? Are they yours?" :

Seriously people, do you THINK before speaking?

****

The lady at Trader Joes gave me a free plant because she just couldn't imagine how I managed with twins and a toddler. Um, what choice do I have?

****
You give death glares to the moms who "only" have two children and take the big carts at Target.
post #19 of 33
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You give death glares to the moms who "only" have two children and take the big carts at Target.
It's the moms who take it when they have ONLY ONE child that ticks me off!!
post #20 of 33
... when people gawk slackjawed at you while you tandem nurse and either tell you how beautiful it is to see twin nursing or send you the death stare. The gawking is universal though
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