Twin mommy rant for the weekend
We are at BJ’s yesterday, stocking up on diapers. The kids are in the cart, happily watching everything that is going on (We all love BJ’s, especially because you can put two babies in the front of the cart). We go to check out, and the cashier from the aisle next to us comes over to see the kids.
“Oh, are they twins?”
“Are they identical?” (Oh, so my LEAST favorite question. Ok, second least favorite, with the winner being—“Are they worth it?” Deep breath. Deep breath. Will be friendly and not irked.)
“Nope. They’re a boy and a girl.” (Abigail’s jacket, while quite girly, is pale blue, so maybe she hadn’t realized she was a girl. Although, Abigail is wearing a hair bow. Also, I try to give this response to the “Are they identical?” question, which I feel is more polite than my gut response, which would start with the phrase “You idiot….” Yep, I’m not a nice person. Besides, usually people respond by saying, “Oh yeah, of course they’re not identical if they’re a boy and a girl” and I don’t have to say it. )
“Well, I KNOW that, but I wanted to know if they were identical.” (Said in a pissy voice). (Deep breath. Deep breath. Meanwhile my husband is smirking at me, since he knows how annoyed I get at this kind of thing….and how he’s going to hear me rant about it all the way home. But seriously, are people idiots? And you so do not get to be pissy about me saying no, they’re a boy and a girl! Did you not take biology in high school? Am I not being super polite to you, even though I just want to buy my diapers and massive block of cheese—kids are really into cheese lately—and get home before the kids go nuts because it’s lunch/nap time?)
Ok, so not only is the gender thing confusing for people, but Abigail has red hair and blue eyes and Danny has blondish/brown hair and brown eyes. They don’t even look related, much less identical. Seriously, look at them. How in the world do I ever tell them apart?