Friday, January 6, 2012

{Link} Do's and Don'ts when encountering parents of multiples

Here is a great article from a blog I follow religiously, Multiples and More -  Multiples Etiquette 101: Do's and Dont's.  Couldn't have said it better, myself.  Thanks M& M!

Every once in a while, a multiple-mom blogger will ask fellow multiple moms what the oddest, strangest or rudest comments they have ever gotten were.  I always love reading the responses.  We have all heard them, and sometimes we've answered, ignored or just plain winced.  One of my all time favorites is someone telling me that their children, born 18 months apart, was practically just like having twins.  Although I'm sure it wasn't easy, I can assure you that it was NOTHING like having twins.  Normally, I enjoy talking to people about my children, but please don't just walk up to me to tell me that your husband's brother's wife's friend's dog has twins, too. Seriously?

So now it's my turn...
Is there any comment out of the ordinary or rediculously invasive question that someone has asked you about your multiples?  Please share!  Sometimes it just makes me feel better knowing that I'm not the only one dodging questions and avoiding all possible eye contact in the grocery store!

3 comments:

  1. The absolute worst question / comment I got was when I was pregnant, from a colleague - in front of several other colleagues. She asked if we did fertility treatments, to which I always respond with a smile, "We just got really blessed." Interpret that as you'd like; it's none of anyone's business, either way.

    But...then she followed it up, "I mean, I just wondered, given your age and all."

    Wha??? Do you seriously hear the words coming from your mouth? In front of a group of other people, no less??? HA!!!

    Have you seen this FB group, The Dumbest Comments Said to Parents of Multiples (or something like that)? I check it every few months for a good laugh. We're definitely not alone! :)

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/6095621994/

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  2. I'm not actually a parent yet but when people find out I'm having triplets they always ask me the same question MandyE was asked: Did you have fertility treatments or do you have multiples in the family? First off, what does it matter if I have multiples in the family already. Secondly just say you are happy for me.

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  3. I CONSTANTLY get asked if my B/G twins are identical. Seriously?! Do you not understand the definition of identical? I actually had a dr once say (knowing they were B/G.) so they're fraternal right? You've got to be kidding me

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