(This a picture from 2 years ago-I had to post it because it's so cute!!)
(This one is a recent shot)
Are your boys twins?
Which one is older?
By how long?
Oh my...(pause) that was quick!
It's at that moment they have a shear look of horror usually on there face and I'm embarrassed because I know what they are thinking...
I then tell them ,so they can stop thinking about my lady parts, that I had the boys by c-section due to complications...
I bet they are a handful!
No, not really. To be honest what 8 year old is?
Are they your only ones?
Are you going to have more children? (Usually this is said with a look of horror in the person's eyes)
Yes, we would like more children.
Did you want boys?
First of all, who would ask a question like that in front on my TWO BOYS? What am I supposed to say? "No, but I got stuck with these two? "
But, yes I wanted and prayed for boys and God blessed me with boys.
Do they fight alot?
Do most siblings fight alot? I guess it depends on your family dynamic, not whether they are twins or not and no they don't fight alot.
Did you breastfeed? (Now, this one I don't mind if a woman asks...but when a man asks..well that's just weird)
They are so handsome, I bet the girls love them. Do they have girlfriends and do they fight over girls?
O.k. this one is fairly recent, having only been happening about a year or so. It really frustrates me because they ask this in front on my boys. If it was away from them, well I don't get upset or angry but in front of them, I do...They are 8 years old people!! No, they don't have girlfriends. And why say this in front of them so that they think it's weird to not have a girlfriend at 8? What... By 10 should they be paying a mortgage and starting a family? This is the one question that grates my nerves lately and sadly we get it ALL...THE...TIME...
I really don't mind the questions as much now that the boys are older and they can usually answer the questions themselves. However, I do remember when they were younger, like my friend Laurie blogged about, when I'd be somewhere and people wanted to touch them or even pick them up. People I had never seen in my life!
I know she will get through it as I have and really so grateful for the blessing of twins.