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The Silly Twin Questions we all get Asked


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As parents of having twins, there’s no doubt we will all be asked some silly twin questions. Some comments and questions will be annoying and silly while others come from who knows where and way out of the usual curiosities. Some people, strangers no less, even ask some very inappropriate personal questions.

You will encounter these sometime intrusive, ignorant to the extremely annoying questions whenever you are out and about in public with your twins. How you deal with this really depends on the situation, for example, if a stranger was to try and pick up one of your babies then this would be something you couldn’t just brush off and smile politely about.

In saying that twins truly are to be admired and though I sometimes feel annoyed when strangers ask certain questions or because I'm just so tired and want to get home, remember they are just curious and in awe of your precious twins.


So lets look at this differently and just have some fun with it...

My Top 14 Silly Twin Questions when Having Twins

Our experience of having twins. Here is a list of the top 14 silly twin questions and comments I have experienced while out and about with our identical twin girls:

Stranger asks to have a hold
In the waiting room at the doctors a complete stranger asked if she could hold one of the babies. I firmly but politely said no but was thinking We are at the doctors full of sick people and you want to hold my already sick baby giving them whatever it is you have... no thank you!

Matching clothes
“Do you ever dress them alike?” I have noticed that some people expect twins, identical or not to be dressed the same or at least matching. Some moms do and others don’t, I a mom that doesn’t. Many people who have asked me this look at me like why not! I think it is a personal choice and either way it shouldn't matter to a stranger or anyone else.

”How old are they?”
I said – 3 months... “Oh! They are huge!” was her reply, with a disturbed look on her face.
I know many twins are born very tiny but our girls were no bigger than average sized babies, I was a bit offend with this one.

A stranger was looking on at our girls and said “I couldn’t do it”.
So many people have said this to me and, really you would just give up and say this is too hard I can’t do it anymore...

”Are they identical?” Yes – “both girls?”
Wasn’t sure what to say to this one except – Ahh yes.

Twins right?
“Are they twins?” another very popular one, which I’m sure many of us find slightly annoying.

”Was it a natural delivery? Was it hard?”
People obviously have no idea how personal this question is.

You must be busy...
A stranger shouted this out all of a sudden from across the road.

”How do you tell them apart?
I say I have always been able to, I’m their mom, but I would like to say “I can’t, I just guess and hope for the best”.

Having twins - Baby magnet
Some people would literally see me with the double stroller with twins and quickly walk towards me, just to ask questions and coo. On one occasion a couple actually following me trying to get a look in.

Girls or Boys?
“Are they boys?” – They were both dressed in obvious girly clothes, so no, girls.

Dampening the spirits
I had some discouraging words from a mom of twins at my little boy’s kindergarten, saying, “It’s harder now than when they were babies”. Her twin boys were 4. At that time my twinfants were 5 months old and I really needed some encouragement.

I know how you feel.
From a mom of two singles under the age of 2, “Oh I know what that’s like, two kids in diapers” I’m thinking to myself – actually changing two diapers isn’t the same as raising twins.

Having Twins in the family
“Do twins run in the family?” is probably the question everyone will ask. This is when I usually give them the big spiel on twin facts, well actually identical twins aren’t heredity and so on. Other times, because I get asked all the time, a just say “Yes” – because they do actually run in my family but obviously they are all fraternal.

Having twins is a unique job and only parents of twins can really understand. So why not share your thoughts and maybe you have some great advice for how to respond even some quirky ones. We would all love to hear from you.

Have You Been Asked A Silly Twin Question, How Did You Respond? Share Yours Here!

You can share yours and even give some great answers to other silly and stupid twin questions.

See what other twin parents have said:

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Did you Conceive your Twins Naturally or Did you Pay for Them? 
I respond fraternal twins run in my family...I wanna respond.. Nahh my husband’s a real freak in the bedroom and I will be paying for them for the rest …

Get Over It 
I get questions all the time…and I don't think they are silly. People are curious. Parents of twins think they are special…guess what, they are not. They …

Twin expecting twins ..... 
I have an identical twin sister, and growing up and still today, we will get people asking us if we are twins. As annoying as it seems, twins are something …

Having Twins... Now What? 
Ever since I found out I was having twins the first thing everyone asks me is "What are you going to do?" like I have to "do" something about it, my husband …

Pregnant with Twins - Were They Planned? 
I am currently 28 weeks with natural Fraternal Boy Twins and a popular question I get asked is "were they planned?" My first instinctive response …

Are you two twins? 
When my sis and I are together, people ask this all the time. We always say, "No, we're just really close cousins/friends." or "No, we just met each other …

Teething Duo 
I have 6 month old fraternal girls. A mom comes up and says "twins?", "yes twin girls", she replies "oh one has teeth? Is she older?".....um yes like a …

Are they identical? 
I have boy/girl twins and they don't even look like they are related but I get this all the time and they will even ask first if one is a boy and one is …

Mom's Side or Dad's? 
I'm still pregnant with my twins, but I sure am sick of hearing "Do twins run on your side or your husband's??" I mean, does no one understand that the …

Boy Girl Twins 
I COVER MY BABIES CARSEAT WITH PINK & BLUE BLANKETS and people still ask "ARE BOY AND GIRL"? Or "HOW DO YOU TELL THEM APART"? Umm boy girl obviously lol …

Finally fed up with stupid questions I became quite the smarty pants! 
Having Twins and One Moms Way of Dealing with Silly Twin Questions... While I was pregnant people would stare and make their comments, yes I was …

Simone 
"Oh you're not big enough for twins" I got this all the time when I was pregnant with them and it drove me insane. What were people trying to say? That …

Why aren't you huge? 
At 14 weeks pregnant, my belly hadn't 'popped' yet. Upon arriving back to work in the fall after a summer off (I am a teacher), everyone drilled me on …

How Much?? 
How much do your twins weigh? I HATE WHEN THEY ASKED...”WELL HOW MUCH DID THEY WEIGH? UGH WHY DOES IT MATTER?!!!

Identical Twins Question 
Mom of identical twins was asked - Did you want identical twins ? I replied "I wasn't aware we had a Choice" (in a sarcastic voice).

Boy - Girl Twins 
This one would just get me annoyed. (they would be looking at my little girl dressed in Pink with a Pink Blanket) Is this one the boy!? It’s like "HELLO! …

Are they Twins? 
Whenever I get the - two boys? - question, I'm just dumbfounded. Or the wonderfully dumb, - Are they twins? - I would love to answer Nah...they …

"I'm glad its you..not me!" ???!!! 
I know its not a question but i had to add this one because well.. i hate it lol. & i know what we would all like to say back.."well im glad its me & not …

How do you do it? 
This is the most common question or comment I get when somewhere with my 15 month old fraternal twin girls. Either "Oh my, I don't know how you do it" …

Twin Question: Oldest 
I am asked all the time "witch one is older?" ...I just say.."neither, they are twins.. usually i get another response like.. " I mean, witch one was born …

Who is the bad one? Not rated yet
They are babies, how can either one be bad. Just because they are twins doesn't mean one is good and one is bad. They will be good or bad depending on …

Adopted Twins Not rated yet
Oh your adopted? Then you aren't really twins. We'll, we were born minutes apart to the same birth mother. The doctor and the birth certificate both …

Diane - Identical Twins in the Family Not rated yet
Identical twins do run in my family and though not a twin myself I am interested in identicals. I've always said first, "My family has a history of identicals," …

Well being a twin myself..... Not rated yet
People all the time ask my sister and I "if one of us gets hurt does the other one feel it?"....Like we are aliens or something, we are people too! umm …

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Yeah they're twins Not rated yet
My twins are fraternal boy-girl and my son is tan dark haired and pretty brown eyes his sister has auburn hair, big blue eyes, and very white with freckles(already). …

Identical Twin Girls Not rated yet
One time I was asked "Do they share the same umbilical cord....". I just stood there with a blank stare and then walked away...LMAO... some people speak …

The worst questions ever! Not rated yet
I have boy/girl twins and have heard a whole bunch of the usual twin questions, but a few make you just look at somebody like "really?" "Are they identical?" …

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