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.
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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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A Letter To My Go-To Aunt

Happiness is having the best aunt in the world.
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I know I don't say it enough, so let me start off by saying thank you.

You'll never understand how incredibly blessed I am to have you in my life. You'll also never understand how special you are to me and how much I love you.

I can't thank you enough for countless days and nights at your house venting, and never being too busy when I need you. Thank you for the shopping days and always helping me find the best deals on the cutest clothes. For all the appointments I didn't want to go to by myself. Thank you for making two prom days and a graduation party days I could never forget. Thank you for being overprotective when it comes to the men in my life.

Most importantly, thank you for being my support system throughout the numerous highs and lows my life has brought me. Thank you for being honest even when it isn't what I want to hear. Thank you for always keeping my feet on the ground and keeping me sane when I feel like freaking out. Thank you for always supporting whatever dream I choose to chase that day. Thank you for being a second mom. Thank you for bringing me into your family and treating me like one of your own, for making me feel special because you do not have an obligation to spend time with me.

You've been my hero and role model from the time you came into my life. You don't know how to say no when family comes to you for help. You're understanding, kind, fun, full of life and you have the biggest heart. However, you're honest and strong and sometimes a little intimidating. No matter what will always have a special place in my heart.

There is no possible way to ever thank you for every thing you have done for me and will continue to do for me. Thank you for being you.

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To The Older Sibling I Never Had, I Wish You Were Here To Guide Me

I know you don't exist, and I know you never will, but sometimes I catch myself imagining a life with you in it.

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Even though years have passed since this horrific day, it still haunts my memory. Starting high school is a terrifying feeling and an insane transition when you don't have anyone to guide you through it. It was a mere 15-step walk to the door, and once I was inside my parents promised me there would be somebody there to help me find my classes, so why did I feel like I was being thrown straight into the gates of hell? I counted down the minutes until we pulled into the school parking lot and dreaded the sound of the car door opening and the anticipated start to the "best four years of my life."

As we were pulling up, I saw a girl who went to the same middle school as I following her older brother, who was a senior through the front doors as if it had been rehearsed at home. At this moment, I would have given my right foot to walk in her shoes right behind an older brother just this once. Eventually, with no place to hide, I just walked inside.

Unfortunately, this would not be the last of my longing for guidance from the older sibling I've never had.

I get it, I got a B in math. I get it, if I would have spent last Friday night studying instead of out with my friends it is possible that I could have gotten an A. But, what my parents seemed to not get was that life actually does go on even if you get a B on a report card. Time doesn't stop, your dreams don't diminish, and you are still viewed as a fairly competent person.

Luckily for my younger sisters, it seems my parents eventually did get it at the cost of my phone being taken away for three months and my social life ceasing to exist for the rest of that school year. As I spent every Friday night at home studying I longed, for just this once, to have an older sibling who was willing to take this hit for me.

Why did nobody tell me that it's actually more fun to go to school dances with friends than the boy you barely know who is just desperate for some conversation with the opposite sex?

I always wondered why that girl I went to middle school with never took a date to any of our formals or homecomings. Eventually, four homecomings and two proms later, I realized that this was because stumbling through the awkward introductions to family, tolerating the completely posed and overdone photos that would never actually be posted anywhere because you didn't talk outside of this forced interaction, and small talk over fruit punch and loud music was never actually necessary. Of course, I passed this message to my younger sisters and saved them the struggle of finding out for themselves.

Don't even get me started on being the first sibling to have to navigate applying to colleges.

I really could have used you then. I'm convinced there is nothing more difficult than trying to fill out a FAFSA or Common Application with absolutely no guidance or experience. Is my application essay long enough? Should I apply for early or regular admission? What if I don't get accepted anywhere? As selfish as it sounds, I would have given my other foot not to have to find these things out for myself.

I'd trade a lifetime worth of shotgun privileges to have you in my life to help me figure this stuff out.

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