Happy Birthday to my twin sister. Her name might not be Forsythia & mine isn’t Wellington but before “twins” were cool we were “The Twins”.
So I guess it means it’s my twin-sister’s Un-Birthday too?
Happy Birthday to my twin-sister. Thanks for always being a great sister.
When you have an identical twin, you’re kind of pegged into the “Tweedledee/Tweelededum” mold. The great thing bout having a fraternal twin is that she, in my case since my twin is a sister, is sort of a “Through the Looking Glass” version of you.
For example. My sister’s favorite super-hero is Superman. Mine is Spider-man. Today, while visiting her to help clean the attic at our parent’s house, we were eating lunch. She drank Coke Zero. I drank Classic Coke. While eating Italian cookies, flavored Vanilla or Chocolate, I told her my favorite is the Vanilla, while she replied hers is the Chocolate.
She’s outgoing. I’m not. She can makes friends anywhere. I like to be unknown. We have lots of opposites, but lots of the same likes as well.
The best thing bout her is, she’s the best kind of twin to have.
Even if she thinks Superman is cooler than Spider-man.
Whenever I tell someone I’m a twin the same thing always happens. First they look surprised that I’m a twin, then they look at me to see if I’m telling the truth, finally they seem excited at the new found knowledge of me.
- Identical or fraternal?
- Twin brother or sister?
- (Then once in a while when I say fraternal they ask do you look alike, forgetting I just told then I have a twin sister)
- What’s her name?
- Who’s older?
- How many minutes?
- Are you close?
People look at you differently when you’re twins. It’s something they just can’t believe, like you’re royalty or something. They always ask questions about my twin too, then on the day they meet her, they stare at us trying to see some sort of resemblance.
Then the same questions start all over. But we also get asked weird ones:
- Can we finish each other’s sentences? (No, but I did finish her lunch once though)
- Can we read each other’s minds? (No, I can barely read my own)
In one of my earlier blogs I answered all these questions except for the “are you close” one. Which I will now answer in my normal lengthy way,
The con of being a twin is you never get to have your own birthday. Also, when they sing Happy Birthday, they sometimes say my sister’s name first instead of mine. These are minor things though because the pro is you share your birthday with each other which is cool.
Growing up my sister & I had the normal sibling rivalry. We were normally sibling close, though I think she was a better twin than I. We shared the same friends & knew one other set of twins in grammar school, identical twin boys named “The Fratelli Twins”.
While we had the same friends that meant she would want to hang with Rich & me a lot, something I wouldn’t allow, tough bribery worked. In high-school when the guys in my class found out I had a twin sister they always wanted to know more about her, then date her, but I never wanted her to. Let’s face it, the fact is they were asking because she was a girl their age, & when I showed a picture of her to them they suddenly became my friend?
In college my sister & older brother were close, she was his “wing man” when we’d go out. They had lots in common. They both drank, they both wanted to throw a party when my parents went on vacation while I did not drink nor want a party. (The party happened anyway.)
I would say my sister & I became close when she got into the Disney College Program. Suddenly I was faced with the fact that my sister wouldn’t be home that Christmas. That summer we constantly hung out. I’d bring her lunch to her job each day (she was a life guard), then we’d hang out at night with our friends.
Since then we’ve been close. She was the one who called me to tell me when Rich died (I wouldn’t want to know from anyone else except my wife). She was also there the day this past summer when I had such a severe anxiety attack that I had to leave work. She left her job to hang out with me, took me to lunch, and she just hung out with me to make sure I’d be OK.
So, are we close? Yes.
But you can’t date her.
My twin sister completed the Run Disney 2015 Half Marathon today at 8:04 in the morning. She paced 10:17 min/miles & finished in 2:14:43. Congratulations JJ. 17% of the medal is now mine.