There is a certain celebrity that goes along with having twins. We regularly get stopped at museums, malls, restaurants, parks, basically any public place, for the twin interview. We’ve even had a handful of people ask to take pictures of the boys, or of themselves with the boys like we were characters at Disneyland.
Generally, the opener is, “You have your hands full!” This is by far the most common comment we ever get. Often it comes when I am carrying both boys, at which point I say “Literally!” while the interviewer just smiles blankly because the meaning of the word ‘literally’ has been destroyed by reality television contestants.
Then I give the following answers in various orders:
“Nope, fraternal. This one has blue eyes, this one has brown.”
“Salty and Peppers.”
“Almost a year!”
“Yep, Salty is on the verge of walking. Peppers is getting there.”
“They’re the same age.”
“No really, they’re the same age. They were born within the same minute.”
“Well of course one of them came out first (and thank you so much for bringing that image to both of our minds) but we’re not doing the older brother, younger brother stereotyping thing.”
“Not going to let this die, eh? Actually, now that I think about it, the doctor pulled them both out at the same time. It was a medical miracle!”