“Two tons of fun!”
“Are they identical?”
And my favorite, complete with eye roll and prayer hands “Oh they’re twins, God Bless You.” My favorite response, “HE already has.”
I had a singleton before twins (all with in 22 months) and people often gave me looks of sincere pity. I love to set the record straight by saying if I had the choice, I would have twins every time. Yes the first year is hellacious at times but really this is the best two for one deal you will ever get.
The biggest surprise for me has been the realization of having two boys who were the same age. Yes, I know they were born a minute apart, I was there. With most siblings, one is older, one has a bit more common sense, a tad more maturity, perhaps a voice of reason. With twins, they are on the exact same wave length, emotionally, intellectually and developmentally. There is no older sibling to say, “maybe this isn’t such a good idea or Dad will be really mad if we do ______.”
And hence, I harken back to my title, I live in the world of the 24 hour play date with the friend that never goes home, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.