|On our way to the grocery store. Even if they looked like girls (which I think, they DON'T) they're dressed in blue and green! HELLO! These are boys. Also, I took this picture because they were so exhausted and pathetic.|
We get lots of strange questions when I'm out with the twins, especially if I'm without Travis.
This week I had one of the weirdest conversations yet, with my cashier at the grocery store.
It went like this:
Checkout Lady: Twins? Are they identical?
Checkout Lady: Both girls, huh? So cute.
Me: Boys, actually.
Checkout Lady: Whaaat? (pretends to look over the counter, like she didn't get a good enough look at them.) Oh, yeah. Little boys. Were they early?
Me: Just five weeks.
Checkout Lady: WOW! YEAH! That's awesome! How big were they?!! (She became CRAZY excited suddenly)
Me: 5 lbs and 5 and a half.
Checkout Lady: My preemie daughter was 6 lbs, 6 weeks early!
Checkout Lady: I know, right?! Such a good sized preemie. They're considered preemies if they don't have wrinkles on their feet.
Me: Really? (I'm starting to think, PLEASE hurry. And you're a preemie if you're born PREMATURELY.)
Checkout Lady: So did you get very big?
Checkout Lady: I bet! Did you know you were having twins?
Me: Yeah, I knew before they were born that they were going to be twins.
Checkout Lady: Of course, because of the ultrasound. So you planned the twins?
Me: Wait, what? No, we didn't plan the twins. (Is she asking if I knew I was pregnant with twins, before I was pregnant with twins?) You can't really plan twins.
Checkout Lady: Oh yeah, you can.
Also, someone else recently told me that my kids must be half-identical.
"They aren't completely identical," she said, "They must be half-identical. Did your doctor explain that to you?"
Trust me, lady. They are not half-identical.
But thanks for your input.
Oh, and speaking of twins... I have twins and they are CUUUTE. Watch this proof:
Lately, I have been thinking that maybe they're not identical after all.
But Travis still holds that they are.
Maybe we'll never know.
An old man at Costco told me that the only sure way to know if twins are identical is to have a skin graft from one twin to another. If it works, they're identical.
Duh. Why didn't I know that? Oh, right. Because that's not true. We have genetic testing.
Haha, strangers who are crazy are the best.... or something.
Twin moms, I'd love to hear the craziest advice, comments, and "facts" shared with you by strangers.
Have a happy weekend!