How Twins are Made

Have you ever wondered how twins are made? Oh sure, we all know the biological information, but there's more to it than that, right? There's something almost magical about twins and so there's also something unique about the way they're created.

And one set of parents has finally figured it out and taken a picture ...

Photo courtesy of Funatico.com

(If you'd like to see the grown-up version, click here.)

Now, I'm curious ... if you had twins, would you dress them in shirts like that? Or would you think it's just a little too computer geeky? I'll leave my opinion in a comment, and will be anxiously pacing the floor, waiting to hear your thoughts!


Cindy Beck, author said...

My opinion of the shirt for twins? I love it! And if I were a twin, I'd be wearing several versions and colors of the shirt.

Really, when you're lucky enough to be a twin, you should announce it whenever you get the chance! :)

Taffy said...

Oh! That's how my twins were made. Silly me! I thought it was when I swallowed two watermelon seeds.

My boy/girl twins were NOT dressed the same and they never have. I will admit, I dressed them in similar colors or styles while they were little.
(I had people ask if they were identical. I even had an OB nurse ask.)
I also rarely call them, 'the twins.' We have two other sets of twins in our ward and I call them by name.
One set is fraternal boys. The other, identical girls. The girls like to dress the same. I could tell them apart by a mole on one face. But she had it removed. I'm not sure how much mother is involved in the girls always looking the same.
That was a long answer! SORRY!

C. LaRene Hall said...

I actually never wanted to be a twin. Why? Because when I wasn't one my mom still insisted on dressing me as though I were. My brother and I had to wear cute look-a-like outfits for our first picture together. My sister (4 years younger) always had a dress just like mine. I wanted to be myself not have someone else look like me.

Melanie said...

Those pics are darling! Your post begged for a comment from me;)

Growing up, twins were my life. I grew up next door to my grandma, and her twin lived 1/2 block down. They celebrated their "twiness" in EVERY way. They loved it, to say the least. No matter my grandma was 6 inches taller;)

I remember neighbors giving her produce, such as tomatoes or peaches, where two grew together. She loved it!

Triple Nickel said...

Yikes! What happens if you accidently hit copy and then paste, paste! You really need to be careful with this process.
Great blog and a fun one.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Taffy: Oh my gosh, I'm laughing over people asking if your boy/girl twins were identical. Especially an OB nurse asking. I'm sure people just didn't stop to think before they said it, though. :)

Thanks for commenting ... feel free to make the comment as long as you'd like. I love hearing from you!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Connie: Well, I can surely understand you not wanting to be a twin, when your mom dressed you and your siblings alike. That probably felt like an insult more than anything else.

Cindy Beck, author said...

Mel: Oh, I would loved to have met your grandma and her sister. That must have been fun, living so close to them!

Cindy Beck, author said...

Triple Nickel: Ha ha, guess that's how they make triplets. :)

Rachelle Christensen said...

Hee, hee! I love this. What a darling idea. :)I think it'd be fun to be a twin, but also difficult at times. I'm quite independent so it'd be interesting to be tied to someone in that way.

Anna Maria Junus said...

It's cute, but generally I'm not an advocate of dressing twins alike.

However, I have a set of almost twins - they're 11 months apart, and for some reason when they were little they were dressed alike although in different colors, although not all the time. I think it's a case of cute things on sale.

And I come from a long line of twins, it's amazing that out of seven kids I had to go through seven pregnancies. You would think I could have done that more efficiently.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I think it's waaaay cute! I wouldn't hesitate to dress them like that.


Karlene said...

LOL!! Yes, if I had twins (or I was a twin) I'd totally get these t-shirts. However, other than total joke clothing, I'd dress them in un-matching clothes. It's hard enough to be an individual. I wouldn't want to make it harder on twins.