Do you have twin sister/brother/son/daughter/friends?
January 3, 2009 6:14am CST
I watched a TV programme on the other day, it was about twins. A village in a South Indian state is called as 'Twin's village' because in every house you can find twins. The village is now become famous in news. Now ten women are pregnant with twins. People are proud and much talking about the interesting habits of them. Some parents are feeling difficulty to meet the twin's demands like, wanted to sit in the same class and purchase same kind of dress etc. I felt the programme was interesting by watching different groups of similar faces. Do you have any twin sister/brother/son/daughter or atleast a friend? Please share your funny moments (if any) with them or give your general opinion about the twins.
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• United States
4 Jan 09
I have twin daughters, they are going to be 18. I also have twin grandsons who will be 2. My husbands aunt has twin daughters. The interesting thing is doing research twins come from the mothers side of the family. Yet we didn't have twins for something like 80 years when I had mine and then my 3rd child had her set of twins about 16 years after mine was born. I guess we are closing the gap! LOL! Our twins did the twin talk and didn't talk to us much at all until they were about 4. Also when one got hurt, the other one would react and that was even when one was outside and the other inside not knowing what happened. That there was a little freaky! Ours is so different in personality that it isn't even funny.
4 Jan 09
"laughs" guess that's the deal with all twins =P hunh? Freaky or not, can be a lifesaver sometimes! When I got into an accident a few years back and got hurt pretty bad, my dad was taking my twin sister in a spin around in the car, but she suddenly felt that something really bad just happened and urged to come back where I was at, only to discover I've been in an accident =P there were other times when something like this happened too, cuz I always get myself in trouble, lol! but she doesn't so I don't really know if I'd feel it too if something happens to her O.o hope I don't discover that :P
• Delhi, India
9 Jan 09
One of my cousins have twin sons and they both look alike. One of my better half's cousins have twin daughters and they also look exactly similar. Whenever I visit their place, I find it difficult to distinguish between the two girls. However, both perform differently in their classes. Incidently, I do not have twin brother/sister. Those who are twins can throw more light on your discussion.
• United Kingdom
26 Feb 09
I am not a twin but I do know or have known plenty of twins and a couple of triplets too. My sister is married to a twin but his twin lives in Canada so I haven't yet met them. I know a pair of identical twins. One time my mum saw one of them and thought it was one but it was the other one. One of my friends had a two year old daughter when her premature twin girls were born. She was on holiday at the time and the ambulance had trouble getting through to the little cottage by the sea. The twins had to go in incubators in different hospitals. They look the same height but the faces are different. One of my friends has twin boys and then had has just had another set of twin boys. I once taught some twin girls and one had blond hair and the other had ginger hair. The triplet boys I taught were different to each other in appearance and temperament. For parents evening I had to book them a half hour slot. The other triplets I taught were a boy and two girls that looked identical. I had such difficulty telling them apart. The were more alike each other than any other twins I know or have known. I would have liked to see the program about the village in India where so man twins are found.
26 Feb 09
hi i've got 10 mos.old twins son,and they are not really identical.i had a hard times taking care of them when they are just infant but soon as they grow fast i am really enjoying every moment being with them,it gives me double joys..its kinda tight in the budget having twins plus i also a toddler son here.the house always noisy and messy but i got used to it and im enjoying them.:)
26 Feb 09
Hi jenisky, I know it is difficult to take care of twin infants and you have another son also. I must appreciate your patience. I am happy to know that you are enjoying with them. I understand the budget will be tight. Let them grow up happily. Many thanks for your valuable time. Have fun and enjoy.
1 Feb 09
I have twin grand children a boy and a girl luckily they are not mistaken with their identity.I'm happy to see them caring for each other.One does not eat if the other twin is not eating.They sleep together and almost every activity they are just like one.I have one odd expirience with a triplet friends.They are 3 girls and I had a hard time differentiating one from the other especially when they wear the same clothes and the same lengt of hair.
• United States
19 Jan 09
Hello Sreekala! I don't have a twin sister or brothers who are twins but I have a cousin who are twins. The exactly look alike but they have totally different attitudes. They are always fighting actually. But one thing they have in common aside from having the same face, they were both got infatuated with the same guy. Isn't that funny?
14 Jan 09
i dont have a twin sapling...i have seen many twins in my life...even in movies...u might have seen this movie "jeans" prasanth and aishwarya rai directed by shankar...that was a huge hit movie..nasar also did a duo or twin role in that...i like the twins..they were like xerox copies...if u leave me i will keep on seeing the twins for a whole day...i like to see many twins...i watch many programs on twins...thanx....good topic..happy mylotting....im glad to respond to this situation..have u seen the movie ghajini?? in hindi and in tamil???in tamil the villain are twins....
• United States
3 Jan 09
I went to school with a set of twin girls and a set of twin boys, and my neighbors have a set of twin boys that my kids play with about every day. I could not even imagine a whole town filled with twins. That is quite interesting. My best memories of the twin girls is how they would argue between themselves one minute, than be best of friends the next minute. They rarely dressed alike, but they hasd very similar interests. The twin boys I knew dressed similar all of the time, but one was into sports more and the other was into academics more. I often wondered if one would do homework for the other, and how often they wanted to just switch classes for a day, they were so identical, I doubt if the teachers would have caught them. The little boys next door are identical twins, but a lot different. One is outgoing and the other keeps more to himself. My best friend in school had a set of twin boys. She tells me that they are both very intelligent as well as athletic. She at times mistakes one for the other. I remember when they were babies, she left their ankle braclets from the hospital on until she had to take it off so she wouuldn't confuse them.
7 Jan 09
Hi lynnemg, You shared many things and thanks for the same. The programm was very interesting and many shared their interests. One girl said that she wanted to become a mother of twins too so that she will be able to understand the difficulties of their parents when they were kids. I do appreciate all the mothers and salute them too.
• United States
4 Jan 09
Yes I do have a twin sister. We are not identical and she is 10 minutes older than I am. We are opposite in a lot of things but the same in some things. We had to endure a lot of abuse growing up so we have had to learn to rely on each other. We use to be closer than we are now, but she lives two states away from me so I do not see her much.
• United States
5 Jan 09
I find this discussion very near and dear to my heart. I always wanted a twin brother or sister. I am the youngest of 6 siblings. The second youngest was 11 yrs older than I was. Needless to say, I was practically home all the time playing alone as if I were an only child. I had a very vivid imagination as a child. I used to watch a lot of television and movies so the double mint commercials were a bit kick for me. After I had children and noticed that practically all of them looked so much alike, it was as if I had twins of my own. The only thing is all of their personalities are soooo different. What is really funny is how initiative they are and somehow I know when they are being dishonest and mischievous, verses being honest and sweet. The blessing of it all is knowing what to say that can bring them to an understanding of how to deal with various situations, because in a way I know exactly what they think now, only because I thought the same things at their age.
25 Feb 09
Hi hdjohnson, First of all, sorry for late reply. Today I decided to finish all my pending replies means comment back to responders, but unfortunately mylot is not working properly. From morning I felt difficulty to work and somehow I managed to open the account now but take too much time for loading. I am glad to know that you liked this discussion (at the same time feel guilty to late responding) I think you got much love from parents and elders because you have 5 elder brothers/sisters. I understand they must be busy with their studies when you were a kid. I agree if there was twin brother or sister it was really wonderful. Many thanks for sharing.
4 Jan 09
I think there's a village in Kerala with a whole lot of twins. I don't have a twin sibling but I know quite a few twins. There have been some in my family as well as that of my husband's family. I also see a lot of twins at the school I teach...I think that has a lot to do with IVF unlike the case in the village where it is all natural. When my older son was in kindergarten, there were 6 sets of twins that year!! One of my colleagues is an identical twin and we also have family friends whose daughters are identical twins. My uncles were identical twins (lost one). My husbands first cousins are fraternal twins. My uncle is married to an identical twin. When I was in college I had a very good friend who was actually an identical twin. Both the boys were in the same college...but I wasn't aware of that (since I came from another state). I was very friendly with one of them and had known him for a few months when one day I met his brother in the college (of course, I didn't know it was his brother). I smiled broadly at him and went across to speak to him. I blabbered on like my usual self and this fellow kept blinking at me. I walked away wondering what had happened to this very friendly guy and made a note to ask him the next time I met him. It was only when I found the seniors laughing at me and asked them the reason that they told me that I had got the wrong guy and this person didn't even know me (because the brothers were in different departments). And funny part is that even after knowing my friend for months...not once had he mentioned his twin brother (he assumed that I knew like everyone else in the college). Though they were identical twins...after I got to know about both of them, I could identify who was who and became friendly with the other one too.
10 Jan 09
Hi SV, There are lots of twins in your family, I think we can make a village (lol). This village is in Malappuram district, the progamme telecasted in Asianet, Vishwasichalum illenkilum (Believe it or not). Thanks for sharing the funny moments I really enjoyed it. Have a Nice day.
5 Jan 09
Hi dear noce discussion and i am sure it would be really amazing when you will bwe walking in That Particulat Village Well, i dont have any close in family with twins, bur sure back in Hostel life we used to have twin brothers and they were identical twins , just like mirroe effect of each other,it was hard to differntiate them at first sight but with passage of time u can differntiate them, and it was fun to have them at hostel. And now where i am working, two of young directors are identical twin too, and sure they can deceive any one they want to
• United States
3 Jan 09
I have identical twin daughters. They are 21 now but such a joy to raise. There was never a dull moment in the house with 3 teens at once (older daughter). I must say that I'd be rich if I had a dollar for every time someone asked me if they were twins and/or are they identical twins!!
7 Jan 09
Hi Kareng, I can feel the happiness in your words. I am glad to know about the same and thanks for sharing. You are blessed with three daughters and normally the girls are very talkative so your home should be a heaven. Please enjoy with them. GOD bless you and your family.
3 Jan 09
I have no twin brothers or sisters but have cousins and friends.My friends are very much identical that it is very often difficult to identify them for their parents too.They were my seniors at the law college.I met one of the twins on day 1 in the college premises.She came and started teasing me.She asked me to take a lap around the college and I had no other alternative but to obey it since she had the backing of those idiot hen-pecked boys.When I reached the back side of the bulding I was amazed to see her standing there with another girl.When I returned to the startng point there she is again.I was totally confused to see the same person at two different spots.Only later,when I saw them both together,that I understood they were twins.But they became my friends later.Some three years back both of them got married to two twin brothers.Since both couples are at far away places I hope that husbands as well as the wives will not confuse each other.
13 Nov 09
Wow does did really exist? That would be so cool. Yes i do have a twin.. a twin brother. and yes, we are fraternal. So we don't have funny experiences. But a lot of people have been asking us if we both feel the same. Like for example, when one gets fever, will the other one feel heavy too? Those types, but my answer is no. I don't know for harder cases but i haven't felt anything yet.
14 Nov 09
Hi Koala, Nice to know about your twin brother. I think the similar gender is having the identical face mostly. It related with the biological term, the same gender identical twins is from the same egg which splits and the other is from different eggs (mother is having two eggs, which rarely happens). I am not a biology student (I am commerce graduate) to explain in detail so please bear with me the brief explanation. Have a great weekend dear.
12 May 09
That is certainly interesting. Meeting twins are usually rare. Now seeing many twins in one village alone would be really odd. The children of that village would feel strange when they go to another village or city and find that there are hardly any twins there.
13 May 09
Hi Vanillarey, Yes, I also felt the same while watching the program. It is always interesting to watch identical twins, I had twin friends when I was in school but they were no similar. I think the village must be blessed by several identical twins. Thank you very much for your time. Have a nice time.
3 Apr 09
i donot have any imediate twins sisters or brothers,i do know of a twin brothers who look very identical to me,they can be differentiated by their mother only.i think it is very nice to have twins but i am sure some parents will disagree.
4 Apr 09
Hi Riya, Yes it is nice to have twins. But you know why some parents are against it, as a mother you can also understand the struggles of carrying twins. It may be the possible reason. If there are twins, parents need people to support for looking after the kids well. So there is fun and struggles with twins. Many thanks for participate the discussion. Have a great weekend.
• United States
26 Jan 09
I have nephews who are twins and to this day, they are 20 something, I can't tell them apart, although they are NOT identical!!While my sister carried them, she was huge. Long before they were delivered, she was hospitalized. She was gaining several pounds a night with them. Then the big....and I do mean BIG....day came, and she delivered them c-section. Those boys were 8lbs 9oz and 9 lbs!! Those at the hospital said that they believed it was a record for twins, but they had no records to show that. Today they are well over 6 feet tall, I believe either 6'3" or 6'4", and neither of their parents are very tall. Oh........one story. One twin took the test for the driver's license for the other!!