You know when you’re looking to buy a new car and then suddenly every place you go there’s somebody driving the same make and model as the one you’ve been looking at? That’s the Law of Attraction at work. Here’s something useful and interesting to know. The Law of Attraction applies to twins, too.
Before having twins, I knew maybe 5 sets of twins- total- in my whole entire life. Now? Every single day I meet (a) somebody with twins (b) somebody who is a twin (c) somebody with twins in their family or (d) somebody who knows somebody with twins. It’s fascinating. It’s a blessing. It’s a curse. It’s how I’ve met some of my dearest friends. (Shout out to all my twin mommy friends!) And, it always starts with the same phrase. “Are they twins?”
Just be prepared to graciously acknowledge and patiently listen to every person whose dear old grandmother had twins…or was a twin. Commonalities connect people. Connecting with people is good. Getting stopped repeatedly while out with your little
angelic twins can turn getting milk and diapers into what feels like a hostage situation. Here are a few perfectly acceptable phrases to keep on hand for when your time and patience are running low:
- Twins are a blessing! It certainly sounds like (you/ your great grand-mammy/ your neighbor’s cat) have been blessed.
- Looks like we could have a twin convention in aisle 4!
- Thank you for sharing about your twins- it’s always encouraging to hear from another twin parent/ grandparent/ 3rd cousin twice removed).
And, if all else fails, you can rely on the one phrase that makes most moms of multiples cringe: “I’d love to stay and chat but as you can see…I’ve really got my hands full!”
I’d love for you to share your experiences about being stopped by people who are excited “talk twin” with you. Please comment!