I get asked that question all the time. I do my best to answer, even though it would be like me asking you, “what’s it like to have a nose?” My brother Kyle is my only sibling, so I only know what it’s like to have a brother that’s the same age.
That being said, it’s cool. We are really close. Growing up, we were each other’s favorite playmate. It helped to have someone learning the same things in school. We understand each other on a level that no one else does. Which also means we can push each other’s buttons like no one else can (not even Mike). We used to have epic fights. Luckily, we forgave each other quickly.
Just like ANY siblings, though, we were very unique and had our own interests and talents. My parents were awesome because they encouraged our individuality. Even though we are boy/girl twins, everyone still bundles you into a set and expects you to act accordingly. Luckily for us, my parents never did.
Except they clearly couldn’t resist dressing us similarly sometimes.
Everyone always thinks twins are the coolest things, and I suppose we are. It’s just something I’ve never given much thought to because it’s just a part of who I am.
I’m sure my brother will think exactly the opposite about everything, because that’s how he rolls. We’ll see if he even comments.
Also, Kyle and I need a more recent picture together. Hmmm.
My friend Rebecca just found out a couple weeks ago that she’s expecting twins, and she was (understandably) stunned. I’m not going to lie, if I found out I was going to have twins I would not react well at first. Mostly because I’d be imagining this:
Two. Annies. Oh the humanity.
However, I didn’t mention that part to Bec when we filmed this Momversation about twins. I spoke about being a twin, while Jen Levinson spoke about being the parent to TWO sets of IDENTICAL twins. I can’t even comment on that, although my facial expressions when Jen talks pretty much give away what I was thinking (hint: terror).
So here is where I open it up to all of you. Do you have twins, and have advice for Rebecca? Are you a twin with advice (I’m looking at you, Alison & Amanda)? Or are you twin-curious and just have questions for me and my brother? All are welcome!