Thursday, October 07, 2010
Want to know something really, really strange?
Well, I think it's strange, anyway.
Here's the thing.
I have TWIN SONS. Twin boys. I've had these boys since they were 16-months-old. So, awhile.
And yet...I don't think of myself as HAVING twins.
I never refer to them as twins.
I don't think of myself in the same category as parents of twins.
There's a mom at church with twins. She goes to a twins playgroup.
And not only have I NEVER made the connection that we BOTH have twins, and thus share a relatively rare commonality, but I would NEVER have thought about joining a playgroup for twins. It would never have occurred to me that one might exist.
What do people talk about at these playgroups?
What am I missing?
I have twins, but I'm not in the club!
Am I an abnormal twin-mom? Am I SUPPOSED to think of Yosef and Biniam as twins first, human beings second?
Is it weird that my twins are NOTHING alike, personality-wise? Or looks-wise? Are these the sorts of things twin-moms discuss over coffee while the kids run around two-by-two?
Maybe if they were identical twins, I'd embrace this identity more.
But I just don't ever think about it.
So there it is. Something strange for your Thursday. A neurotic mom-to-twins who never thinks about how she's a mom-to-twins.
Posted by Brianna Heldt at 6:41 AM