I'm an identical twin - AMA
Scoose · 13/07/2018 00:18
The title says it all really if anyone would like to ask me anything, fire away!
JazzAnnNonMouse · 13/07/2018 01:27
Are you close now?
Are you simular?
Have you ever had any weird twin senses ie telepathic 'the other one is in danger' 'the other one is hurt' etc things?
Do you get pain when they get pain? (Have heard this said by a few pairs of twins especially about labour)
Scoose · 13/07/2018 10:42
Amy yes we were dressed the same as children sometimes the same outfit but a different colour, up until we were old enough to choose our own clothes.
Scoose · 13/07/2018 10:47
jazz we are relatively close now but don't live near each other so only see each other a couple of times a year.
We are nothing like each other apart from looks wise, we are just complete opposites in every other way.
I've definitely had a sense when she's ill, upset etc and she's had the same. When we are with each other we can finish each others sentences and kind of know what the other is about to say before we say it.
I'm not sure about the pain my sister hasn't had a baby so I haven't experienced pain when she's in labour, but she said when I had dd she had an upset stomach all day and knew when I had had the baby
StepawayfromtheBiscuittin · 13/07/2018 11:19
Watching this thread with interest as I'm an identical twin too.
Agree on the finishing sentences and 'sensing' something is up part. We are also quite different as people too.
Are you both married? I am and my twin is not. I have children and she doesn't and it feels like we are starting to diverge more in our lives because of this. I think we both find that tough.
Scoose · 13/07/2018 12:19
Hi step i am married and have a dd. My dsis is gay and is single she doesn't have any children. We are literal opposites in every sense apart from looks
StepawayfromtheBiscuittin · 13/07/2018 13:32
Do you have other siblings?
I / We have an older sister and I always wonder what it's like for her having twin siblings.
Kokeshi123 · 13/07/2018 15:31
Is it ever off-putting/annoying to see your own traits mirrored in your twin?
(I'm just thinking of myself, but I have certain traits that I don't like and feel irritated/embarrassed about when I see the same trait in a close relative--I feel like that would be a lot more intense if I had an identical twin!)
JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff · 13/07/2018 16:14
Twin mum here- my LOs are only just under 5mos!
I try really hard to give them one on one time but with an older child and a house to run, it's hard! Eg I was just playing and having a lovely time with DT2 who has just learnt to roll over, but then had to cut short as DT1 started crying and needing a bf.
Did you resent your mum for not making enough time or did she manage it?
OneForTheRoadThen · 13/07/2018 16:16
Are your twins identical @JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff
JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff · 13/07/2018 16:17
No sorry! Just a more general twin Q I guess. They are boy/ girl.
OneForTheRoadThen · 13/07/2018 16:30
@JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff oh I didn't mean it like that! I remember you from the pregnancy boards (DD is 3 months) and I was going to ask a possibly silly question - do identical twins develop at the same time?
OP I would be interested to know if you and your twin did equally well at school for example?
JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff · 13/07/2018 16:45
Oh I didn't mind dunno about id twins but mine don't. Their (male) consultant told me DS will always be behind till reception "because he has a Y chromosome"!!
So far, admittedly he is right.....
ILoveHumanity · 13/07/2018 16:51
I’m a daughter of an identical twin. And she is nothing like her sister hehehe..
Question, do you feel like it’s more difficult for u to be alone and to make ur own decisions than the average person ? I find my mum struggles to make decisions and to be alone because she always relied on her twin sister being there
Corcra · 13/07/2018 16:52
My dd (7) is best friends with identical twins. They are the loveliest children. Were you two always together at school or did you eventually get your own set of friends, when or how did it work for ye?
Heratnumber7 · 13/07/2018 16:57
I have a friend who's a triplet. I always feel sorry for her because her sisters are identical, but she isn't.
Bagadverts · 13/07/2018 17:00
Have your parents how they told you apart until you were old enough to show your own personalities?
CaseFace30 · 13/07/2018 17:05
I can answer the labour question (as a twin myself - sorry to jump in!)
My twin didn't feel pain when I was in labour, but I went into the hospital in the middle of the night and she had a dream that night that I had had the baby, so in the morning she was messaging my family saying she thinks something has happened, but it didn't seem so because I had been on WhatsApp only half an hour earlier (thank you epidural and a quick labour!) so she was genuinely shocked when I called to say he baby arrived but she had sensed that it was happening.
Also when we were babies I fell and knocked a front tooth into my gum, and the same tooth in her mouth went black, weirdly.
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:12
step no we don't have other siblings my mum says having twins was enough!
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:17
kokeshi it's not really something I've ever thought about,
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:18
johnny I don't resent my mum she did the best she could and made time for both of us and did things with us individually as well as all together.
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:21
onefor we did do equally well at school but were better at certain subjects. I was better at English and Spanish for example she was better at maths and music.
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:23
ilove no I don't find that tbh we haven't lived together since we were 18 and even though we are pretty close we are totally different people and have completely separate lives
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:27
corcra we were always together at primary school but had our own friends. We were in separate classes in secondary school but weirdly ended up hanging round in the same friendship group who affectionately referred to us as the krays outside of School we had different friends and we do now although my best friend is good friends with my sister.
Scoose · 14/07/2018 11:28
bag no I've never asked tbh and im quite used to being addressed by my sisters name
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