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Thursday, November 03, 2011

the ides of twinness




Beware the Ides of Twinness.

Because it's a guarantee. One of your twins will beg you to get braces. You will spend fifteen minutes at the dinner table explaining the many reasons why she does not want braces: they hurt, the many foods that can't be eaten, how gross it is to get food stuck in the braces.

And then? The other twin will be told she needs braces. And you will spend fifteen minutes during the car ride home explaining mom doesn't always know what she is talking about the many reasons it's not so bad having braces.

13 comments:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Of course.

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

That's fabulous! Thanks so much for the well wishes on my blog. Am home and doing better, but appreciate the well wishes.

dkuroiwa said...

~~smiling sigh~~
oh, i'm laughing, too (sorry) but...really...
~~big sigh among the chuckles~~

Coffeypot said...

At least people will be able to tell them apart now.

JCK said...

And, isn't this part of Mother Wisdom? The speaking as if we know and then having to explain what we don't? LOL.

I'm smiling. And am glad I had braces.

Susan said...

That one bit you in the butt - I've certainly been there. One of my twins needed braces and the other didn't. Of course the one who would have sailed through with no problems waas the one who didn't need them...

Tammy said...

Never fails...

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I'm reeling at the idea that you've got a kid that doesn't need braces. We were four for four.

King of New York Hacks said...

I helped raise my twin nephews...so true, but what a pissa !! :)

Continuing Education for Counselors said...

so true!! Thanks for sharing! BTW, love the concept of your blog

Aunt Snow said...

I have twin brothers. They totally defied the "dress alike, do things together" stereotype.

Funny thing is, now they live in the same town and hang out. They're 50+ years old.

momiss said...

Hee Hee Hee. Been there! Not with braces, yet, but plenty of times!

momiss said...

Hee Hee Hee. Been there! Not with braces, yet, but plenty of times!