I'll admit that for the first few months or so I enjoyed it, but now it absolutely drives me bananas!
I find myself dressing my MZ twins alike when we go out so I don't get asked AS MUCH - although I do get asked quite a bit. I started giving people the "Are you stupid?" look before I answered but have since decided it's a waste of my energy.
I want to say, "No, we had this one cloned. Or was it this one...."
I've even had, "How far apart are their ages?" "6 minutes" "Oh they're twins?"
What is it about multiples that turns you into a freak show??? Even with my own family, my mom's family even (this is the 4th set of twins) makes this huge production when we walk through the door. I mean, come on. They're just two (or more) kids born at the same time. What's the big attraction?
I really give off "Don't mess with me vibes" when I go shopping. That seems to help. Look like you're really busy. I had a cashier come up to me (at the self-check out) and say, "Okay, so who is more outgoing?" I said, "They're two different people, I don't compare them." "Oh I know! Just my brother has twins and one is more outgoing than the other so I just wondered if it was the same with yours." Never met this woman in my life and here she is waiting for an answer still. I just shrugged my shoulders.
She'd never ask me that question about two kids born years apart.
When people say "I'm glad it's you and not me!" I say "So am I!" When people tell me "You have your hands full!" or "I bet they keep you busy" I say "Oh, but they're a lot of fun!" I hate these comments. They make it seem like having multiples is something that's not to be desired. I love my girls and their twinness makes them unique and special. They'd be different girls if they hadn't come 6 minutes apart and I love them for it. Wouldn't want it any other way. And when they get old enough to understand these comments from strangers I'm going to be a little more pushy with my answers