10 Things Only Twins Will Understand

10 Things Only Twins Will Understand

There are two things in life for which we are never truly prepared: twins.

I can’t count a number of times I’ve been asked ‘what’s it like?’ by friends, family, and strangers in pubs who haven’t had the experience of sharing a womb with another person. Yes, we are a miracle of human nature and look amazingly cute when dressed the same, but to me (and probably all other twins out there) being a twin is one of the most natural things in the world. So here are some tings only twins can relate to.

1. Matching clothes

In case people couldn't tell you apart, your parents must make it even more challenging. So now it has become a guessing game.

2. Sharing a Birthday

Unless by the small chance you are one of those twins where one was born at 11 p.m and the other at midnight, this does not apply to you. Unlike most people, twins have to share a birthday with one other person. Meaning one party, one cake, one day.

3. People confusing us.

When identical some people can just never get you right.

4. Being referred to as "The Twins."

You know you hate this. We all have names, and people know that, but they say is quicker to say "The Twins."

5. Or referred to as "One of the twins."

Just say my name. "Yes I am one of the twins but my name is Laura. Nice to meet you."

6. You learn to respond to someone else's name.

You could hear your twins name and still turn your head, it becomes a habit.

7. The classic "Are you guys twins?"

"No, she's adopted. Of course, we're twins."

8. Followed by "Identical or Fraternal?"

Not that people need to know, but you will hear this thousand of times in your life. You learn to answer before it is asked.

9. Always asked if you have twin telepathy.

No, just no. We only feel each other's pain when we are the ones causing it.

10. Switching classes/seats to confuse your teachers.

Since schools thought it would be fun to stick us in the same classes. Why not have some fun?

Cover Image Credit: Laura M. Wright

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5 Perks Of Having A Long-Distance Best Friend

The best kind of long-distance relationship.

Sometimes, people get annoyed when girls refer to multiple people as their "best friend," but they don't understand. We have different types of best friends. There's the going out together best friend, the see each other everyday best friend and the constant, low maintenance best friend.

While I'm lucky enough to have two out of the three at the same school as me, my "low maintenance" best friend goes to college six hours from Baton Rouge.

This type of friend is special because no matter how long you go without talking or seeing each other, you're always insanely close. Even though I miss her daily, having a long-distance best friend has its perks. Here are just a few of them...

1. Getting to see each other is a special event.

Sometimes when you see someone all the time, you take that person and their friendship for granted. When you don't get to see one of your favorite people very often, the times when you're together are truly appreciated.

2. You always have someone to give unbiased advice.

This person knows you best, but they probably don't know the people you're telling them about, so they can give you better advice than anyone else.

3. You always have someone to text and FaceTime.

While there may be hundreds of miles between you, they're also just a phone call away. You know they'll always be there for you even when they can't physically be there.

4. You can plan fun trips to visit each other.

When you can visit each other, you get to meet the people you've heard so much about and experience all the places they love. You get to have your own college experience and, sometimes, theirs, too.

5. You know they will always be a part of your life.

If you can survive going to school in different states, you've both proven that your friendship will last forever. You both care enough to make time for the other in the midst of exams, social events, and homework.

The long-distance best friend is a forever friend. While I wish I could see mine more, I wouldn't trade her for anything.

Cover Image Credit: Just For Laughs-Chicago

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A Thank You Letter To My Sister

We may not have gotten along growing up, but we love each other.


By looking at us, no one would ever guess we are sisters. Your caramel colored hair and deep brown eyes find themselves on an athletic girl standing at 5'2 ( and a quarter!). Who would ever guess you were related to the pale, ginger, 5'7 girl in the grade above you?

The close proximity in our ages meant we knew a lot of the same people and had a couple of teachers in common. Some siblings love this and take it as a chance for a built-in-friend, but many don't. Especially when they are as different as us. You excelled on the softball team and showed a penchant for business and marketing. I was a musical theatre kid, creative writing nerd and we were in totally different circles.

As the younger sibling, I wonder if there was any pressure to be different solely based on the fact I was older to avoid comparison. I'm going to pretend that spurred you into being the bold, beautiful and unapologetic you that you are today so I can take partial credit for how amazing your personality is.

In highschool, we fought excessively. A lot of the skirmishes were probably my misguided efforts to build a relationship with you, even if I just ended up annoying you. But, even then, I knew our family would be wildly different without you. Sure, I probably wasn't too pressed if you missed a family car ride because it meant more legroom. But the car felt so empty without the music of laughter after you inevitably made the whole car crack up. From your goofy catchphrases to impromptu songs, you bring so much joy to our family.

You are coming into your own and I am so grateful for a front row seat, especially since we get along now that teenage angst is over with. Love is so much more than high school circles or stereotypes. I am so lucky to have you as a little sister. I learn from your spunk every day and miss your classic "Lexi, Lexi Lexi..." instead of saying hi. You have also taught me to look for the ways in which different personalities complement each other instead of focusing on what seperates them. You have an amazing internship lined up, wonderful and supportive friends, and are in a great academic program. I am so excited to see where you go- just don't forget to always come home.


Your Big Sister

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