Monday, July 8, 2013


Fun fact: Between my husband, friends, coworkers and neighbors, I know 7 people who are twins who I see on a regular basis. Four of them are identical.

That seems like a lot to me.

I have always known these people are twins, but I never really thought much about it. Now, of course, I am hyper-aware of all things twin related and it really hit me this weekend. Over the course of the weekend, SH and I hung out with 2 different couples. All of them are twins. Except for the fact that I come with a set of twins in my belly, I was odd man out.  I think I asked SH at one point if this was the start of their diabolical plan for world domination.

(On a side note, the most interesting twins are the identical male twins where one is gay and one is straight. I find that completely fascinating. I feel like they should be part of a scientific study or something.)

I am almost starting to think that having twins was always my fate. Although, I don't know that I necessarily believe in destiny or fate. As an only child, I always wanted a sibling. I often asked my (single) mom for one. (See, spoiled only child thought she could get anything she wanted no matter how unreasonable.) At one point, I remember thinking, because I am a gemini, that I was supposed to have a twin and I was somehow cheated out of that. I really believed that for awhile.

Then I married a twin.

Now I am growing twins.

Seems a little like a theme.

These are the random thoughts of someone who didn't really get any sleep last night and is now ready for work too early and has time to kill.


  1. That is interesting!! i am puzzled as well about the fact that one of the identical twins is straight and the other one isn't... No it can't be a DNA issue... Maybe it's more about the soul and not the body. VERY interesting!

  2. That's funny about the gay/straight twins. I know male twins, both of whom are gay, and I figured it's a good argument against anyone who argues that being gay is a "choice".

  3. That's a lot of twins! The gay/straight identical ones sound particularly interesting indeed.

  4. That's so cool! I don't really believe in fate per se, but it kinda seems like these were *always* meant to be your babies...which of course they were :)

    I think there actually have been studies on gay/straight twins like the ones you mention (very interesting!), but it's pretty controversial, for obvious reasons.

  5. It sure does seem like your destiny and a beautiful one at that!

  6. Totally interesting about the gay/straight identicals! Maybe they could make some extra cash participating in studies and really milk the twin thing... :) I once met twin brothers who had genetic testing done to prove that they were fraternal, not identical, but you seriously could NOT tell the difference between them -- so crazy how science works sometimes!

  7. You do know a lot of twins!!