People ask me lots of questions regarding my twins when I’m out and about with them. I’m always excited to have a reason to gush about my little munchkins. Some of the questions that I get are funny… But other questions are crazy or down right inappropriate. There are two big ones that I deem almost unforgivable:
#1: Are they identical? Now reading this, you may immediately know why this question is silly. If you don’t, allow me to explain… Think of the definition of identical: From that alone, you may now understand why I cringe when people ask me this. To take it a step further, there are known cases of identical boy/girl twins. It’s a genetic defect. My kids don’t have that. As much as I get this question, I’ve deduced that this is something that many people don’t know. I’m happy to educate. 🙂
#2: Are they yours? Yes, people actually ask me this – More than you would think. I understand completely that my children are significantly lighter than I am. Blame that on their Daddy’s Irish/Mixed background. I even have a bit of Indian and Scottish in the bloodline… but my children are still black, and I carried both of these little negros for nine months. Watch out if you ever unwittingly take that away from me. That’s a badge that I earned and wear proudly. You also don’t know what my circumstances are. What if they were adopted or the illegitimate love children of my sister and Barack Obama. I may not want to share that or appreciate the probing question for that matter.
The moral is.. Think before you ask.