Saturday, December 8, 2007

Day 79 - Stupid

Since we've been going out more often with the kids, we are put in the situation of talking to total strangers. Most of them are nice and make small talk. They like to look at the kids, ask what it's like to have twins, and wonder if we know any good sushi places (the Valley is full of Caucasians with wannabe Asian palates).

One has been scary. We were walking to CVS and a woman who was probably walking to get her meds stormed by us and yelled "You get twins when you're a whore!" She also yelled at a garbage can so we didn't take it personal. Although I wonder who she was calling a whore. It's hard to say since Lisa and I were both wearing high heels that day.

But there is one question that is asked over and over again, and I must say it's kinda dumb. It usually goes a little something like this:

Stranger: Oh! Are they twins?

Us: Yes.

Stranger: Are they a boy and a girl?

Us: Yes.

Stranger: Are they identical?

Now how could they be identical if we just said we have one boy and one girl? Let's think of the ways this could actually make sense. If Emma had a penis and balls instead of a vagina, then I suppose our kids could be identical. Or if Andrew had a vagina and no penis and no balls, then Emma could be his identical sibling. But if Andrew only had two balls that would not make him Emma's identical sister because if that was true then I would also be a girl. And that's just plain stupid.

1 comment:

FancyMomma said...

Yeah, get used to it. I am a 34 year old woman (with a twin brother) and still get asked all lthe time if my brother and I are identical twins. I also remember growing up I was often accused of lying when I said that I have a twin brother, being told "boys and girls can't be twins". At least people are more knowledgable about that now.