10 things not to say to parents of twins
Parents of twins are everyday superheroes ! Change two JOONE diapers at the same time ? No problem. Install two car seats in 1 minute chrono? Easy ! On a daily basis, parents of twins, Beyoncé and George Clooney included, however, hear a lot of crazy comments !
“Good luck !”
It's probably what parents of twins hear the most. As if that was not enough of a shock to learn you're going to have two babies instead of one... No need to add more !
“Are they real twins ?”
Two options here : to embark on a well-documented scientific explanation of dizygotic, monozygotic twins, bichorial or mono-amniotic pregnancy. Or choose to answer that you know one thing for sure her : yes, it is indeed two REAL babies.
“Do you mix them up sometimes ?”
Yes, twin babies usually look alike. But, as a parent, you know for sure who is who (Did I say "For sure" ?)
“Twins ? How awful ! ”
So it's a blessing those two adorable babies were born in our family, not yours.
“You won't sleep anymore. Never”
The expression "Sleep like a baby" was probably invented by childfree people. No doubt. So yes, maybe nights will be short for a while. But nursing, cuddling or singing lullabies even at midnight are unforgettable memories.
“Why aren't they dressed in identical clothes ?”
Because we are not in Shining.
“They can't be twins, they don't look alike at all !”
It's weird because I remember quite well them being born in the same day. Twins can look alike, or not, they can be a girl and a boy, or two boys, they are still twins. But before being twins, they are two children that we love dearly.
“It's a natural pregnancy ?”
Not natural, supernatural ! Picture this, for several month, there was 3 hearts beating in my body. Isn't is a miracle ? (And yes, IVF increase chances of having twins but it's our journey, our story)
“Are they telepathic ?”
Oh yes ! And they even manage to move objects with their eyes and travel through time. It's so much fun.
“Two is enough !”
Some couples want two children, some want 6. Having twins is not a curse and surely doesn't mean you're done having children. And you know what ? Sometimes, a couple tries for a third child and...have twins again. It even happened to famous tennis player Roger Federer...
Here at Joone, we love twins ! Lucie has a twin sister and Thomas a twin brother. So we wanted to give the parents of twins in our community a special offer, which is both practically and financially effective. We offer all parents of twins a 50% reduction on their second lifetime subscription (£97.35 instead of £129.80 for the two subscriptions).
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