You might be an identical twin if:
Your health insurance MIGHT just deny the birth of one of you.
We battled the insurance company and had to prove that we had twins before they would cover the cost of 2 nursery bills.
Your mom has to pull the car over, get you out of your car seat, and check to make sure she is bringing the right twin to a sick visit at the doctor.
How totally embarrassing would it be to show up at the doctor and find out you brought the wrong one.
You master the age old strategy of divide and conquer.
Once I took my boys to the park to feed the ducks when they were about 2. I figured I could handle taking them off their leashes. Yeah. Wrong. First thing they did was split. One went towards the water from the shore. The other headed to the dock and started climbing over. I ran after the one climbing over the dock -that would have been about an 8 ft drop into deep water. About the time I grabbed him, I heard a splash. His twin brother had jumped in the shallow water on the shore. I have had to learn to pick who to run after based off of who is headed to the most danger.
You had to wear toenail polish on your big toes for the first 3 months of your life.
The fear of switching babies at birth is a real fear.
Honesty is sometimes a battle too easy to lose- You know how to pull a successful switch-a-roo
This year at a t-ball game, one of my twins didn’t hear his name called as next batter, but his twin brother heard! Sneaky twin told the coach that he was his brother and walked up to the plate to bat. I was the 3rd base coach and knew the line up, so I caught him. But man. Honesty. Yeah.
We have friends whose boys are geniuses (like literally) and we get tickled and nervous every time we hear the story about one time when they switched, one of them gave the same speech twice and the other took the same math test twice. One of mine has already threatened to switch on his teacher. He’s only in Kindergarten!
I have also caught them cheating on their eye exams! The chart was at the end of the hallway, and one twin stood around the corner close to the chart and would look at each letter and whisper it to his twin taking the eye exam!
Your mom might just accidentally put 2 individual pictures of ONE of you and 0 pictures of the other one on your Christmas cards.
Not going to admit to doing this though 😉
You can really confuse the school picture company.
Recently, my twins had school pictures. I totally did the twin mom thing and dressed them alike, gave them each a check and an order form and then sent them on their way. Both of their checks were deposited. But only one of them brought pictures back. The other one just had a proof sheet order form. Yeah. I am 99% sure that the photo company mistakenly thought “I’ve already done this kid” and skipped over one of them.
Same has happened at church. Last year they were getting pictures taken and their teachers skipped one of them. (I myself was a teacher haaha)
Pinterest may become your moms best friend and your worst enemy.
Ohh the twin picture ideas! I played dress up with my boys all the time for photo ops that I saw on Pinterest. But every one of them was a Pinterest FAIL!
You might freak your mom out by talking to each other in your sleep.
I have heard mine talking to each other and laughing simultaneously while they’re asleep. Once they even laughed at the same time while they were sleeping in separate rooms. Creeepyy.
You try to one up each other. All. The. Time.
You are squeezing the shampoo all over the floor? Well I will squeeze out the conditioner AND body wash!
You are super gluing paper to the wall? Well I will super glue my MOUTH!
You are going to climb to the top of the fence? Well I will climb OVER the fence!
You get blamed for your twin’s offenses.
Only one toothbrush in the bathroom? It’s his? Oh well. What he doesn’t know won’t hurt him.
One of my twins is somewhat a germophobe. The other one would brush his teeth with a stranger’s toothbrush if he had to. I regularly have to break up a fight when germophobe kid discovers his twin using his toothbrush.
Other babies may play in their own poop. We will play in each other’s poop!
Anndd on that note,
Last but not least, my biggest #twinmomprob—
Like, all the time. Guess similar bodies eating the same meals means that it all runs through about the same time. No biggie as long as there are 2 toilets around. But when there is just 1 toilet. Let me just tell you. The twin fight that commences is nothing short of a battle scene.
I hope you will add your own unique twin things in the comments. and tell me about it on facebook!