1. Oh my gosh, are they twins?!
.... Really, I have two babies that look the same age/ size and exactly alike. Yeah I think I remember having them at the same time.
2. Are they identical?
No, they are fraternal. But, what difference does it make.
3. Oh, they look identical.
Well, as mentioned previously, they are twins. Twins usually look a lot alike. Trust me from question 2 and 3 I have considered just saying yes.
4. Double Trouble.
It's just annoying! Like I didn't know I'll have two babies going through teething and terrible twos at the same time. Or having two girls becoming teenagers at the same time and going through those moody years. Trust me I have thought about it, but thanks for the reminder.
5. Boy, you've got your hands full.
Really, you think? I never realized trying to take my 6 year old, 3 year old, and twin 1 year olds to the store by myself to grab diapers and milk. Hmm, thanks for letting me know.
6. I know twins. I knew twins. My cousin has twins.
I really don't care that you went to school back in the 70's with twins. I don't care that your neighbor has twins. I don't care that your second cousin twice removed just had twins. I don't know them, I'm absolutely certain that I will never know them - but thanks I'm just so happy to know that (shaking my head no, as in no I am not happy to know that).
7. You're blessed.
Not that I don't think I am, but really total stranger thanks for letting me know what I already know.
8. Can I have them.
WHAT THE F***!? OK this goes for anyone with a new baby, even just one. It's freakin creepy old ladies (and even some younger middle aged ladies as well). We hadn't had it happen in a little while but just this past weekend we were at Wal-mart in the toy isle and these two older ladies are shopping together and says "Oh twins! You can put her in here (gesturing to her empty cart), I've got room." My husband jokingly says back "She's nothing but trouble you'd bring her back." And she replies, "No I wouldn't." I'm serious just so darn creepy. I had to immediately have us leave the area.
Moms with multiples, feel free to share any below you have experienced :)