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Written by Shae on February 4th, 2009

I have a question for all of you who had just one baby at a time, or have ever been shopping with someone who has just one baby in a stroller. Do you (or they) get stopped by every single old lady so they can make comments about you or your baby? I have been to the store before and seen women with single strollers and everyone just walks right by. This is not the case with twins and my two double strollers. It seems like I get stopped by everyone so they can put in their own two cents. I have decided to share with you some of the comments I have received from these women.

The most common comment I get is, “Wow you must have your hands full.” So, of course I say yes, but what if I just say no?

I get this one a lot too, “Are they both boys?” Ummm, One is wearing a pink dress with a bow in her hair. So, yes they are both boys and I am just trying to turn one into a tranny.

I was taken aback by this one, “Those aren’t twins. Twins can only be the same sex.” Huh, I think they need to go back to high school health class.

Here is another one I get a lot, “Oh a boy and a girl, now you can stop.” What if we really wanted to have more kids. I am thinking of telling the next old lady that says that that I want to have 7 more and see what she says. I even heard someone say something about overpopulating the planet under her breath.

Here is my favorite, “Oh, they are feisty! You won’t have any trouble losing that baby weight.” Ummm… I weigh the exact same now as I did the day I got prego.

Another question along those same lines that I have gotten is, “How fat did you get?” I told her I didn’t get fat, I got pregnant.

Now don’t get me wrong, I also get a ton of oooohs and aaaahs, and people saying how beautiful they are and stuff like that, but it is the rude ones that really stick in my mind and make me wonder if singletons get the same type of comments.

6 Comments so far ↓

  1. Smokin' Oak Kennels says:

    I have to add one…”Oooh, are those twins? A boy and a girl? Well, they sure don’t look alike. How are they twins when they don’t look like each other?” Drives me CRAZY! If they’re opposite sexes, they’re OBVIOUSLY not IDENTICAL, which means they can look like whatever they want! AND, thank GOD my little girl doesn’t look like my little boy, cause she’d be one manly-chic!
    Glad people in San Diego are just as rude as people in Texas!

  2. Pat says:

    Actually, I just realized Shae left out one of my “favorite” groups of people: the people who argue with you when you tell them “No, they aren’t identical.” They are a boy and a girl, they aren’t identical! Keep arguing and I’ll drop some diapers and show you how identical they are. Even if they were two boys/two girls, why would you start this argument with the parents?

  3. Larissa says:

    I only have 1, but when she was little, I was always asked if “it” was a boy…she was in pink/purple dresses, had her ears pierced, etc… I also had an older lady come up to me in Wal*Mart when she was about 6 or 7 months old. She told me that Jody looked fat enough to be the michelin baby!

  4. Debbie says:

    People are amazing when they make comments about babies and ask how old she is, when she is really a he and has curly red hair and is dressed completely like a boy!!!! I just have to say…lol….

  5. manda says:

    people would always ask us if Dev was a boy or if Kyle was a girl and yes Kyle would be in blue and Dev in pink .. And the stuff people think is okay to say to you will just get worse as the babies get older.. People now ask me if the kids are twins.. and when I say NO shes 8 and hes almost 6 they almost don’t believe me, one time a lady told me Dev was abnormally small and I should take her to the Doc.. HELLO she was only 5.9 when born.. you have to brush it all off and start thinking of smart a** things to say back to them… ;)~

  6. Amber says:

    this cracked me up! I had someone ask me if my daughter was a boy once and she was also in a PINK dress and had a giant bow on her head. I found it incredibly insulting and rude.

    I love your blog! Thanks for sharing

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