Aug 19, 2011

Twin Etiquette 101



"So which of them is the B-E-S-T?"

Ummm...OHMMM...  (deep breath  1..2..3..4..5..6..7..8..9..10..9..8..7..6..5...) 

Where do I begin? Seriously?!?  First of, we're in one tiny room together.   You, me and the twins.  Between the two of them,  they've got four good ears.  Statistics will show at least one is bound to hear that for sure. Add to  that the fact that they ARE  children.  And oh wow don't we all know how they love to play deaf when you ask them to get off the FIFA  game on your Iphone to brush their teeth but suddenly all ears when they're in a room full of grown-ups?  More importantly they've got two hearts too, in case it didn't occur to you.  If I  did give you an answer how would that work for you?  Will you show preference for the "best" one or go for the underdog?  Favoritism never helps anyone. Not the favored one and not the neglected one.  No one. Please trust me on this.  Oh and have you forgotten? They are almost six. They can spell B-E-S-T.  They can even spell T-A-C-T-L-E-S-S.  Possibly even I-D-I-O-T-I-C.  No, really.  They can.  Oh and you're asking about my TWO boys right?  So the proper question would be: Which one  is B-E-T-T-E-R?  That's just grammar-wise of course because there's nothing proper about the question itself.  

Well you did ask so here you go: They're both really, really great in their own way and they're the  B-E-S-T things that ever happened to me.  

Thank you for asking. 

While I'm at it here are a few more questions  NOT to ask a mom of twins:

ARE THEY IVF OR NATURAL?
Not anyone's business unless the information is readily given. Mine were conceived without the aid of fertility drugs or procedures and yet I don’t think they are any more “natural” than those conceived via IVF.

WHY DON’T THEY LOOK ALIKE? WHY IS ONE DARKER THAN THE OTHER?
Because not all twins do.  Some twins are fraternal, some are identical and even many identical twins don’t look exactly alike. Same rule applies to skin shades. 

WHO DO YOU LOVE MORE?
Please don’t ever make us choose.  There is more than enough love to go around. 

DON’T YOU WISH THEY WERE GIRL/BOY INSTEAD?
A Girl/ Boy set seems really cool but I am totally in love with my two so let's keep it at that. 

WHO IS THE GOOD ONE AND WHO IS THE BAD ONE?
(This one has left me speechless.  Still does. Suggestions needed)

Thank you for listening.





11 comments:

RONE said...

People can be so R-U-D-E and S-T-U-P-I-D!

Nana said...

Really, right???
And we thought KIDS say the "darndest" things!

Barni said...

Ang tanga-tanga! Antipatica! I guess I think this is a woman. Feel for you. I get asked that question too, believe it or not, but the problem must be so much more pronounced with twins.

Nona said...

Ayayay! Annoying to say the least! Naku, just explain to your boys... some people are just ignorant and insensitive.

Mieke Zamora-Mackay said...

Oh dear, seriously? How can people think that those questions are even acceptable? Just plain rude.

Add to that, the questions don't just apply to parents of twins. They're still rude even if you ask them of parents who have several children.

Marga said...

Nana on fire! Nice to see you yesterday! We should really get together and b*tch

ChichaJo said...

People seriously ask these questions?? That's just awful! "Who do you love more?" (!!!) Who are these people? Grabe...

miri said...

which dumbass at school asked you that ?

Nana said...

Thanks, friends!

You're right, Mieke! Twins or not, those are rude questions.

Marga, once in a blue moon lang naman I blow my top. hahaha!

ChichaJo, People seriously do. I've been asked a few of those more than once.

Don't worry, Miri. Everyone I've met in school so far has been great. This didn't happen there or with anyone school-related.

Cely said...

I can't understand how people can be so rude and stupid... I'm so sorry, Nana... it's hurtful.

In my case, I heard something rude too when I gave birth to mine and... you know. Someone told me: "Why are you sad? You didn't know him and you still have one!" People like those ones are just evil! (to stay polite)

Nana said...

Cely, I'm so sorry you had to hear that. Awful!