If you are a parent of twins, especially identical twins, I think you will definitely be able to relate to this post. If you are not a parent of twins, I do have some advice of sorts to share. It actually never ceases to amaze me some of the things strangers will say or do when they see my identical twin girls. I do chuckle a bit writing this post, as I don't mean for anyone to take offense if you are guilty of doing any of these things. Like I mentioned, parents of twins would understand! So here are my little pet peeves when it comes to strangers approaching my twins in public.
When Approaching A Family With Twins:
Please understand how silly it sounds when you ask me "Are they twins?" or "Are they identical twins?" My girls look as identical as they come and are almost always seen dressed alike. This one always leaves me and my husband dumbfounded and it honestly does provide a good laugh for the day!
This one is probably my biggest pet peeve, and understandably so. I understand people are fascinated by twins, especially identical twins. All I ask is that you please have some respect when approaching my family in public. Please do not fawn, dote, shower my twins with a ton of attention, etc. while my other two girls are standing right there. While you may not realize it, after you have had your fill and walked off, it makes my other two girls feel pretty left out. Especially when this happens quite frequently. I hate to see my other girls feel left out in these situations. I feel that all my girls are equally special and deserving of attention.
* If you're a parent of twins, I would love to hear you chime in on this conversation!