Mother of Andre and Anyla 6 Month Old Twins

by Demetria Holt
(Indianapolis, Indiana)

When you have twins that are a boy/girl and people ask "are they identical twins?" That drives me crazy.

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Mar 18, 2010
Shock value!
by: Anonymous

I have twin daughters, but my sister has boy-girl twins and whenever she gets asked if they are identical, she says: "Yes my daughter has a matching PENIS!" She's really ballsy like that, I don't think I could ever say it! Could you?

Feb 01, 2010
They're a BOY and a GIRL!
by: Luke and Addi's Mommy

Ha ha...I have 9 month old boy/girl twins and I get the " Are they identical??" question. My son is darker complected like me with straight dark brown hair with big brown eyes and my daughter has much lighter skin like my husband and very light light sandy blond curly hair and lighter eyes. On top of that there is a 4 1/2 lb difference. I have to just say "no." I dont want to make them feel dumb with a detailed explaination....its the life of a twin mommy!!!!

Jan 27, 2010
what??? one of each! (b/g)
by: Carrie Lennox

People do not stop and think, boy and girl??? Wonder how you could get them to be identical? Well I'm 34 weeks pregnant and when people ask me that I just look at them and repeat "boy and girl." I wonder what are they thinking? I didn't say 2 girls or 2 boys. Its really funny. I think I will use the Yes! thing and wait for them to turn the page. Yes that will work. We'll see what happens.

Nov 28, 2009
Right there with you
by: Anonymous

I am the mother of 4 month old bg twins and I am asked all the time if they are identical. I am always polite and say no they are not,I really just want to ask them if they realize all parts have to be the same for them to be identical...DUH

Nov 03, 2009
no, they are NOT identical
by: Krystle

It never fails, right after someone asks "Oh, are they twins?", I know what's coming next. "Are they identical?" I am generally a very nice person but one of these days I am just going to snap. I normally dress my 6 month old twins in clothes that are obviously boy and girl, but even if their clothes were gender neutral, they look nothing alike! I think if I were to just start lecturing them on the reproductive process and why boy/girl twins can't be identical they would probably just feel stupid and walk away.

Oct 17, 2009
"Are they identical" come-back
by: Anonymous

I'm 32 weeks pregnant, with boy/girl twins. I've also been asked if they're identical. I typically respond with "oh, I hope not- if so, we've got a problem!" They usually figure out the ignorance of their question after that.

Sep 30, 2009
I have 6 mo B/G twins too, Melanie and Lukas
by: Laurie

At first I thought it was fun, all the attention we receive while out and about, especially when people would ask if the kids are identical. But to be honest, I can't believe how many people out there don't really understand human reproduction...scarey if you ask me. Anyhow, I respond with," no, it isn't possible for boy/girl or fraternal twins to be identical, though they can strongly resemble each other" and leave it at should see all the puzzled looks I get, it really gets people thinking. What I really want to say is : Didn't you pay attention in school the day they taught reproduction?!!!

Sep 08, 2009
i agree
by: Beth Laf

Its a sad commentary on the general lack of knowledge in our society,
this is my second set of twins, so...
ive heard of most of these, my first were fraternal too, a redhead and a blonde.both boys, this time its Boy and Girl... so im sure we will hear the same songs again...

Aug 11, 2009
I'm 8 mo with bg twins
by: Anonymous

I am 8 mo with bg twins and the second question after- Do twins run in your family - is can you tell yet if they are identical or fraternal?
I always reply with well, they would have to be the same gender to be identical but we'll see if they look alike when they're born!

Jul 26, 2009
#1 silly twin question
by: Kathleen

I also have boy/girl 2 year old twins and this is my #1, i look back confused at the person and say "no, they are a boy and girl, not identical!"

May 30, 2009
change a diaper and you can tell...
by: Anonymous

We have 3 mo old b/g twins and get this same question ALL the time. It drives us crazy and I have started saying to people, "well, if you changed their diapers you would see that they are NOT identical... ???" and then wait to see if they get it. Some still don't. Sigh!

May 18, 2009
by: kathyyy

hahah!!!! so hilarious.......I'm 23 weeks pregnant now..They mistakenly told me I was having identical but come to find to they are faternal because its one boy and one girl..and everyone still ask me.."so are they identical"...even if they are a boy and a girl......people still dont understand the concept of twins lol

Apr 18, 2009
by: Teri

I just say an exaggerated "yes" and then stare at them silently waiting for them to figure it out. Sadly, few do.

Apr 07, 2009
Are your BG twins identical??
by: Melissa

I have bg twins also, and I get that very same question. It is so aggrivating. I too share your aggrivation!

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