Welcome to the Roe household blog. We're attempting to post 365 days of pictures in a Roe. Cork and I have been married since 2002 and welcomed identical daughters in August of 2009 after a struggle with infertility. Our girls were definitely worth the wait and I say they were destined to be here because they were conceived on my birthday, due on my sister's birthday and born on my grandma's birthday. What are the chances of that! We welcomed our third daughter in June of 2012. We all fell in love with her right away. She has two amazing older sisters who love to watch over her.
Monday, March 22, 2010
Twinfinity and Beyond
A boy at my gym, who is probably about 4, looked at me today and said, "You have too much babies." After chuckling, I told him that I am okay and have the right amount of babies. "No," he said, "you can't carry them." He said this as I'm holding both car seats. I tell him that I'm carrying them both right now and his response was "But you can't hold them over your head." While he is right and I can't hold both kids over my head in their car seats at the same time, I don't think that means I have "too much babies". I do get all sorts of odd comments from people in public.
I got the following from a website I periodically go to. I have personally heard more than one of the things on this list.
The Top 15 Stupid Things People Say to Parents of Twins: 15. "I could never do that." 14. "Do they have different personalities?" 13. Said by a stranger, "They're identical, right?" Mom answers, "No. They're fraternal." Stranger response, "They are NOT!" 12. "Are they 'paternal' twins?" 11. "Just wait till they are older. It only gets harder." 10. "When on cries, does he wake the other?" 9. From a perfect stranger: "Were they in the same sac?" 8. "Are they developmentally behind?" 7. "How do you do it?" 6. Said by a dentist: "I was shocked they didn't have the same bite patterns." 5. "You must be SO busy." 4. Said to a mom of fraternal twins are are different sizes, have different eye color and different face structure: "How do you tell them apart?" 3. "What do you do when they both cry at the same time?" 2. Said to a mom of boy/girl twins: "Are they identical?" 1. After a stranger had been informed that toddler boys were twins, she asked a simple questions: "Are they brothers?"