"They say twins are easy"

The other day I was in Target doing a little shopping with the girls. Picking up whole milk, deoderant, that kind of thing. I get several of the usual "Double trouble" or "You've got your hands full" comments. Then this older woman who's shopping with her grown daughter says, "Oh, someone's got twins!" as she comes over to the girls and stops me by standing in front of the stroller. "Yep" I say. What else to say to such an inane comment? Then she says, "They say twins are easy." I must say, I've never heard that one. I was actually speechless for a minute, then kind of laughed and said, "Huh. Well, not for me." She says, "Oh, my husband is a twin, and my mother in law always said that raising him and his brother together was easier than raising her daughter." Apparently the daughter was a hellion. And there's a whole other issue here related to your mother in law telling you about raising her son that I won't even get into. Suffice it to say you usually need to read between the lines there a little. But I just said, again, "Well, they're fun. But I wouldn't call it easy." And walked away. Easy! Huh. It's news to me.




6 comments:

  Harris Boys

June 29, 2008 at 7:54 PM

look at that last pic, those eyes are precious. I would have to agree with the lady...I really do think twins are easy...don't have me :)

  Harris Boys

June 29, 2008 at 7:54 PM

don't hate me...sorry!!

  linda98ny (nestie)

June 30, 2008 at 9:05 AM

Hmmm easy.....not a word I would choose.

I love the photo of her peeking from under the blanket!

  Souza Sisters

June 30, 2008 at 4:13 PM

Fun yes, easy NO WAY!! Never heard that one either... Cute pix of the girls:)

  AMANDA

July 1, 2008 at 9:01 AM

Never would I imagine that twins would be easy. Maybe the lady was on crack or something.

  Shawn

July 1, 2008 at 12:41 PM

I don't think I've gotten that one, yet. Not sure how I would respond. Might depend on the morning we've just had. A punch in the face, perhaps? lol

The funniest comment I get when walking is a serious look of fear in their eyes and a bow of the head with a 'God Bless you." That one pretty much makes my day every single time. They know; they get it. I LOVE those people.