Silly Twin Questions

Silly Twin Questions

We all get silly twin questions...But how do you respond?

All parents have encountered the inevitable stupid twin questions at some point. Ranging from the most annoying and dumb to the outright ridiculous and deeply personal. What is it about twins that is so intriguing to the general public? I'm not quite sure either, except that the unknown in general seems to be rather fascinating. And with a growing twin birth rate there are more opportunities for people to feed their curiosity.

In any case, the questions will come. But, how do you respond? I guess this really depends on the query. Some parents will find themselves truly aggravated and even offended, while others are simply amused and lighthearted about it. Some will have preconceived, standard answers that leave no room for discussion. Others, often times, have a come back that's even more ridiculous than the question itself!

What do you say when someone asks the ever popular, "Do twins run in your family"? Do you give them the long answer - which usually consists of a brief family history, a dash of identical vs. fraternal science, if need be, and a possible discussion about IVF? Or, do you give them the short answer - which goes more like, "Well, they do now"!

We want to hear about the most annoying, silly, strange and just plain dumb questions you get as a parent of twins and how you respond...Or heck, just how you feel about them. I'm sure we can all relate and use the support and the laugh! Add your own to join in the fun...

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Have fun clicking through the Silly Twin Questions below to see or add your own comments...

What's It Like Having Twins? 
Really I'm not too sure how to answer... "You're lucky to have twins, what's it like to have two babies at once?".. "Well I'd assume it's like a …

Awww...Are They Both Yours? 
My husband and I were checking out at the grocery store with our boy/girl twins. He had our son and I had our daughter when all of a sudden the lady checking …

A Twin Can't Have Twins... 
I have a set of 10 month old twin boys. I am always asked if twins run in the family. When I say I am a twin, I get "twins always skip a generation" …

Which Is The Evil Twin? 
I was pretty shocked when I told an occasional coworker I had twins, and he replied, "Which one is the evil one?" I replied, "Neither of them is evil!" …

Identical? One Boy and One Girl? 
Stranger: Twins? ME: Yep Stranger: Are they identical? ME: Yep Stranger: Is one a boy and one a girl? ME: *Shaking my head* Nope both girls!!

Where Do You Find Matching Outfits? 
I almost laughed out loud at that one. I paused and just said that I buy two of whatever at the same time. The lady that asked quickly realized how dumb …

Telling Identical Twins Apart... 
I'm 6 mos pregnant with identical twin boys, and a couple people have recently asked me how I'm going to tell them apart. Not once during my entire pregnancy …

Can I Keep One? 
I actually find this one really funny now, but the first time this was said to me I wasn't really sure how to respond - just to be clear it was ment as …

Seriously?! 
Q: "Are you glad you had twins?" Seriously?! I didn't even know how to respond to such a ridiculous question. Did she expect me to say no?

Can You Feel Them Both Move? 
I was asked by another mother who was also carrying twins "I wonder if I'll be able to feel both of them moving at the same time?!" My response "Well …

How Stupid! 
I've had, "are they identical" (they are boy/girl). I've been asked how old one is then how old the other is after saying they are twins. And, I've been …

Say What Now? 
Q: Are they twins? A: What else would they be? A: No I found one out in the parking lot, is it yours? Q: How far apart are they? A: About a foot. …

The Same Question...Over and Over...and Over Again 
Our twin girls go EVERYWHERE with us and we are somewhat of a circus side-show it seems. The same question is always asked.... "ARE THEY TWINS?" …

What Are You Going To Do? 
Right after we found out we are expecting twins, a friend asked us, "What are you going to do?" I responded, "Well, we'll probably keep them both."

X-Ray Vision 
Im currently 27 weeks pregnant with twin boys and the most common idiotic question I get on a daily basis is...."Are they identical or fraternal?" I just …

Are You Pregnant? 
I am 37 weeks pregnant with my twin girls who are predicted to be big babies so I'm very big and still get asked, "oh are you pregnant". My favorite response …

Your Side or Your Husband's? 
I love when people ask if twins run on my side or my husband's side. Don't they know that the woman is the one who determines if it's twins or not...Because …

" When are you due?" 
I am not the kind of person who likes much attention, especially when pregnant. It's not fun for me and if I could go right to labor I would. I am 32 weeks …

Aww, twins. Are they both girls? 
This was asked a couple of times."Are they both girls?" I want to tell them no, I like to dress my son like her. (haha) I look at them like are you kidding. …

Are They Twins? 
I am currently 21 weeks pregnant with diamniotic dichorionic twin boys but this story is actually about my other 2 children. When my daughter (now 5) was …

Identical Boy Girl Twins? 
I have identical boy twins and was told the other day that identical boy twins are pretty rare but that the rarest type of identical twins are identical …

Are They Identical Twins? 
I have boy/girl twins. There is never a question in one's mind about their sex - one is all boy and the other is all girl. My son looks like his father, …

Can They Be Different Sexes? 
I am expecting identical twin boys(I always tell anyone who asks that they are identical) and I have lost count of how many times I've been asked can they …

Are They Identical? 
My twins are both girls, but my sister has boy-girl twins and she gets asked all the time "Are they identical?" Sometimes she replies with, "Do you know …

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Don't You Wish You Got Twins The First Time? 
I actually have people ask me if I wish I got the twins the first time (since I am pregnant with boy/girl twins now).... are they asking if I would like …

Same Age? 
Are your twins the same age?

Annoying Twin Questions 
Are you twins? It's sort of obivious since we are identical. Do you both have the same last name? Do you have the same dad? One of my teachers …

Did You Have Them On The Same Day? 
Ive gotten this one before, "Were they born on the same day?" OMG, I know it's possible to have one at 11:59 and one the next day at like midnight but …

Hands Full 
People always say "I bet you've got your hands full" and I reply, "I'd rather have my hands full than empty" and that shuts them up!

Are You Sure There's Only Two? 
I get all the common questions... "Are you sure You can handle this?", "Holy cow you've grown"... "Are they identical?", "Are they boy and girl?" "Does …

The Jealous Singleton Moms... 
I am expecting twins. The comment I get most often is "OOH, Twins!! I've always wanted twins, I'm SOOO jealous!!" I want to ask them if they have thought …

Dumb Twin Questions 
I sick of the "Are they twins?" question. and the "are you done yet?" question. First of all, that is none of your business (usually comes after the, "you …

Did You Use In Vitro? 
When I was pregnant and people found out I was having twins, besides all of the "are they identical?" and "does it run in your family?" and all the other …

Which One Is Your Favorite? 
It always amazes me the things people let come out of their mouths. I have actually had more than 1 person ask me which of my identical girls is my favorite. …

Two Daddies 
Question: Are they twins?? My answer: yes, but they have two seperate daddies. That seems to get people thinking then I just walk away. haha -Laura …

How Do You Breastfeed Twin Babies? 
How do you breastfeed twin babies? Short answer, one at a time. Long answer, you put 2 pillows on your legs and place a baby on each pillow and breast …

Don't Twins Skip A Generation? 
I am a twin and expecting twins. I wish I could count the number of times I have heard "I thought twins skipped a generation." Well, apparently not folks! …

Are You Sure You Can Handle Two? 
I was talking with my sister shortly after I found out I was having twins and she said "I'm excited that you are pregnant but can you handle two babies?" …

Aren't You Too Young To Have Twins? 
A woman at a graduation party actually asked, "but aren't you too young to have twins?" Which I answered with a, "Aren't you too old to be asking rude …

"I Feel So Sorry For You" 
I get this one a lot because my husband works a lot and I tend to be out with my kids alone. I'll be out with my almost 3 yr old fraternal twin daughters …

Best Come Back To "Are you Twins?" 
My fraternal twin daughters came up with the best come back for the are you twins question. One replied, "Yes, we are womb mates." As you can imagine …

Are They Still Girls? 
I found out my fraternal twins were girls at 14 weeks. When I talked to a long distance relative on the phone several weeks later she asked... "Are they …

"Oh, Did You Adopt One?" 
I was traveling through the mall with my youngest twins(10 months),Rheagan and Raleigh. Rheagan looks like me, very dark skinned and black hair. While …

Better Who? 
When someone comes up and ask "Are you done"? Where do complete strangers come up with the courage to ask someone that? And I also get the saying …

Mother of Andre and Anyla 6 Month Old Twins 
When you have twins that are a boy/girl and people ask "are they identical twins?" That drives me crazy.

From The Field.... 
I was at the local Wal-Mart one day just to get a few odds and ends. I am already well versed in the fact that twins constitute a longer time frame for …

Did You Plan On Having Twins? 
Someone actually asked me if I planned on having twins! Yeah, I made an extra egg drop (despite not being on fertility drugs), my husband willed his swimmers …

Dumb Twin Question 
We adopted our now 1 year old twins. They are boy/girl twins. Sometimes I will say they are adopted (because our older kids are 16, 15, 12 and 10) and …

The Dumbest Thing... 
The dumbest thing anyone ever said to me was at the mall..the twins were in thier double stroller and had just come from a roll around class. My son still …

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Are They Identical? 
Okay, I know everyone gets this one alllll the time! And I know that those of us with boy/girl twins (like me) get the most annoyed! The thing is, I …

Natural? 
I always get the question about if my twins are "natural". What's funny is that I did have IVF, but my usual answer is more like..."Do you mean as in …

Born First 
At my shower, I mentioned I was having a c-section due to the position of my twins. Someone asked, "Do you get to choose who is born first." Yeah, they …

Which Is The Aggressive One? 
I couldn't believe the woman who asked me that! I think they were less than 2 months old at the time & I can't imagine any 2 month old 'aggressive' baby!! …

Dumbest Question Somone Can Ask A Mother Of Twins. 
About 95% of the time I get asked the dumbest question someone can ask me mother of twins. The question is, "How can you tell them apart?" A mother will …

Who Is Older? 
I've often been on the receiving end of the "Who is older" question and I always wonder why it matters so much. I generally answer with, "They're …

Are You Going To Get Bigger? 
After telling someone I have about 3 months to go he asks, "So are you going to get bigger?" Also, I'm asked "Do twins run in your family?" and when …

Do They Go To The Same School? 
This really cracks me up! My answer.... "Do your kids go to the same school"?!!

"Do You Feel Each Other's Pain?" and Other Dumb Questions... 
Have you ever caught yourself making simplistic assumptions about twins? Most curious people do. Here are common questions I am asked and how I respond... …

Which One Do You Love More? 
I was walking down the street with my twins (Karina and Kassia), and a lady asked me which one I love more. Well Then. "I love them both the same! …

Have You Found Out If They're Twins Yet? 
I was in Sunglass Hut one day with my big round belly and a woman walks up to me and asks, "Do you know what you're having?". I answered, yes, a boy and …

Did You Know You Were Having Twins? 
Did you know you were having twins? Well, this is 2015 so when I was in labor, yes the doctors and myself were fully aware their were two babies. Or, …

Are They a Boy and a Girl? 
I get asked "are they a boy and a girl?" a lot, but the best time was at the grocery store recently. My fraternal twin girls were dressed in head to toe …

Conception at Different Times With Twins? 
I was asked that because they are not identical that then they must have been conceived at different times. Then they said well they really aren't twins …

Twins, Boys or Girls? 
Both babies were wearing blue.... STRANGER: "Aaaawww twins. Boys, girls, or one of each"....?? ME: "No two boys hence the blue t-shirts and jeans"!!! …

Adopting Twins 
We recently adopted twins...a boy and a girl. Aside from the silly "Are they twins? Are they identical? Do twins run in your family?" questions, I've gotten …

Are They Natural? 
The popular question from strangers: "Are they natural?" Response: "Actually I had a c-section!" Pretending to misunderstand the question will often …

Twin Birthdays?  
I had our fraternal twin boy's birthday this past August and one of my mom's friends said to me, "Why don't you have the boy's birthdays on different days? …

Oh a Boy and a Girl, Perfect - You Must Be Done Having Kids? 
I find this question so irritating for some reason. Yes, I have a boy and a girl, but why would someone assume I am done having kids? I mean I may very …

Do They Act Alike? 
A lady asked my husband when our boy/girl twins were three weeks old if they acted alike....umm sure they do, they both eat, sleep, and poop.... And …

Do Twins Run in the Family? 
As an avid long distance runner, when I am asked the question, "Do Twins Run in Your Family," I love to respond..."They don't yet, but they probably will …

Not a Question But a Critizism! 
My FIL's girlfriend is obnoxiously opinionated and says the most horrible things to me about my fraternal twin girls- asides from saying it would …

How Far Apart In Age? 
you had them close, how far apart in age are they? (my twins are boy/girl, him being 5 pounds heavier and slightly bigger, i guess people assume he is …

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A Note on Silly Twin Questions:

This page is all in good fun folks! We understand that some people just don't get why parents of twins become so bothered by the dumb questions and comments. This is a page where parents of twins are allowed to vent their frustrations or just have a good laugh. Because come on, there are some really incredibly stupid things that people will say to the mom or dad of twins. Most of us have gotten at least a few of the ones listed on this page, but there's always the unexpected. So, be sure to share your experience with a silly, dumb, lame, ridiculous, rude, etc question you got.

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