HEY! Sophie here! (Again) So if you did not already know, then here is your lucky day for some me info: I am a twin!
No, I am not one of those creepy identical twins that finish each other’s sentences, wear the same clothes, and act like clones of each other. I am a fraternal twin: born together, nothing alike. She has a blog too by the way. (you should really visit it) Anyway, moving on. So yes, I am a twin, and yes I am fraternal, but this most is not really about me, it’s about all twins. If you want to get on both twin’s good sides than this post is for you: here are 3 TIPS FOR DOUBLE TROUBLE……. *Dun Dun Dun*
TIP No. 1: NEVER EVER CALL THEM THEIR TWIN’S NAME. EVER.
So, I know some twins don’t mind, but I CERTAINLY do. In fact it is one of my highest pet peeves, aside from the disastrous word: y’all. Calling a twin their sibling’s name is not cool or funny, or whatever cruel motives someone would have for something so malicious. Seriously though, while I enjoy my sister, (occasionally…) I would not like to walk around being called Ingrid the entire day. Or ever. People are born with their own name, and I think they should stay that way. If you want to be one of our favorite people on the planet then—figure out who is who. Quickly.
TIP No. 2: NEVER BUY ONE PRENSENT FOR 2 PEOPLE.
Okay, maybe this one is not as big as the first, but it is still annoying. I mean imagine this, so you get this one present, for two twins, and you think “Hey they won’t care, they’re practically the same person! I bet they’d LOVE to share!” Hmm, I’m not sure who thought twin’s are the same person, because WE ARE DEFINITELY NOT. I am different from my sister, my sister is different than me. Everyone got that? Good. Now I understand that this does not apply to ALL twins. In fact, I bet there is someone out there that loves sharing presents with their twin. (Maybe??) But here are the cold hard facts of majority twindom: just get two separate presents. They can be the same present, same color, style, whatever, but just get two separate ones. Because WE ARE NOT THE SAME PERSON. Got that? Gracias.
TIP No. 3: DONT ASK WEIRD PERSONAL QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR TWINNESS. ITS WEIRD.
For some of you, this tip might strike you as kind of weird and “out there. “No asks those types of questions!” You may say. Weeeeell, the even WEIRDER part is they do. And it’s weird. Questions like “Oh! You’re twins?! That must be cool, huh? Do you guys share a room? Do you know what each other are thinking? Are you best friends from birth? Are you secret clone aliens come to destroy earth and all its inhabitants?” No, no, no, and yes. We are aliens. How’d you guess? Anyway, how wouled you like to have people asking about your sister night and day? It gets boring. The most annoying one though is: “So, do you like being a twin?” Well, this is for every person who has ever asked this question, and I am only going to answer this once: I don’t know. Sounds like an excuse, but it’s not; I really don’t know. How can you opinionated on that, when it’s the only way you have ever lives? You can’t. So HA. (Sorry I had to get that off my chest…) Overall, just don’t ask people too many personal questions about their twin, because after a while it gets stalkerish.
In general, if you want to make friends with both twins, just treat them like separate people. AND ESPECIALLY DO NOT CALL US “THE TWINS”. *Cringing in the background* Sorry but it is true. We just happen to be 2 people born together at the same time, by the same mother, on the same day of the same year, in the same place. (Hmm… when you think about it that way, I guess we have more in common than you think…) BUT THAT DOES NOT MAKE US THE SAME PERSON. Me and Ingrid are total opposites, and I know others that are too. Make us feel like real people, and you gain not one, but TWO fast friends. Bargain deal— buy one, get one free. I hope you remeber because I am not saying that again…. Anyway, this is also my last blog post for a while, so goodbye friends!!