Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Way Back When-esday: Similar Siblings

Dateline: February 2007
Twins' Age: 5

As most mothers of boy/girl twins will attest, onlookers with surprising frequency will ask new twin mothers if their stroller-bound twins are identical. Even when the response, "No, they are actually a boy and a girl," is offered, the questioner nearly always persists with a "Yes, but are they identical?"

From their earliest of days, our twins looked---and behaved---differently. Rare is the occasion wherein I see actual physical resemblance between the two of them.

In this image, however, I do think they look like brother and sister...and maybe even twins.

Mirrored closed-mouth grins and synchronized head tilts warm my heart this mid-week.

Why don't you dive into your digital files and play along with Way Back When-esday?

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Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

1. This is adorable.
2. I'm glad I'm not the only one who argues with strangers over whether or not the Crazies are identical.
3. I hate explaining that they can't be identical because of their parts "down there." Poor old people are traumatized!

Stacy Uncorked said...

Definitely look like siblings in that shot. So cute!! :)

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MandyE (Twin Trials and Triumphs) said...

At a quick glance, I think our girls look very different from each other. It's so sweet for me to occasionally glimpse a similarity. :)

Now that the girls are a little older and their hair color is almost the same (from jet black and white-blonde at birth!), there are times I have to do a double take, at least from behind. And that kinda makes me smile, too.

Lolli said...

Heehee. I got a good chuckle over that.

angie said...

THEY look very similar here. Definitely can tell they are siblings. It's the smile for me. :)

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Now that is too funny that they still ask if they're identical! LOL They're adorably identical; how's that?

Kim said...

Ah, yes. We get asked that all the time. For a while it amazed me that people didn't remember their high school biology, but then I remembered that I had a really fantastic science teach and maybe they did not :) Ours do look shockingly similar though. I can hardly blame people who ask (except the NICU nurse...she should have known better...).

Meagan said...

That is so precious! :) Children are just the most amazing things