15 Things You Know If People ALWAYS Think You And Your Sister Are Twins

15 Things You Know If People ALWAYS Think You And Your Sister Are Twins

"Wow, you two look so much alike! Are you twins?"
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My sister and I are 2 years apart. But since we were old enough to stand next to each other, people have thought we that we were twins. Whether we were little kids or college students, people have always had a hard time believing we were 2 years apart. If you and your sister look a lot alike, you'll understand.

1. People ask if you are twins all the time

You probably have the same hair color and similar heights, automatically leading people to assume that you are just normal sisters.

2. You've definitely told people you were and never corrected them

"Are you twins?" "Yep." (This joke was especially funny when you were kids. You thought you had SHOOK them.)

3. You actually don't think you look anything alike

You definitely understand why people think it, but since you've had your face your whole life and have looked at your sister's too, you know that you actually don't look much alike.

4. Wearing similar outfits basically makes you identical

There have been times you have walked downstairs in too similar an outfit and knew you would have to change so you didn't look like identical twins.

5. People often mistake you for one another

You've had entire conversations with someone where you were incredibly confused and then were like... Oh, they think I am her.

6. You were dressed the exact same for 90% of your childhood

There must have been some mad buy-one-get-one deals when you were a kid, because your mother THRIVED on putting you two in identical outfits.

7. Neither of you actually look like your parents

This may not be a universal thing, but my sister and I look a lot like one another and pretty much nothing like our mom and dad.

8. You could get away with swapping IDs pretty easily

When I was underage, all I heard was, "just use your sister's ID!" (Don't worry, mom, I didn't.)

9. You actually take it as a compliment that someone thinks you would be twins with your sister

There are definitely worse people to be compared to.

10. Other siblings you have look nothing like you

If you have other siblings, everyone always asked the old, "was (s)he adopted?!" because they looked nothing like you. (Bonus points if you actually tried to tell your sibling they were adopted.)

11. Teachers always called you by your sister's name

If you were the older one, you got to be called by your own name. If you were the younger one, have fun assuming a new identity for the year.

12. If one of you changed something about you, people stopped questioning your twin-ness

As soon as a hair color was changed, nobody actually thought you looked like twins anymore.

13. You used to wish that you were actual twins

We grew up with Mary-Kate and Ashley movies: Being twins was ALL the rage. (Pictured here: Me with an actually broken arm. My sister with a fake cast on so we could have broken arms together.)

14. You probably have the same good side

I mean, you're twins, right? Makes sense that you would have the same good side. This leads to a lot of negotiations and a lot of back-to-front photos for compromise.

15. You wouldn't want to be fake twins with anyone else

A lifetime of telling people you aren't twins is made entirely worth it when you get to have such an awesome sister by your side.

Cover Image Credit: Sara Petty

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A Thank You To My Boyfriend's Family

Because you are so important to him, you are important to me.
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This one isn't easy to sit down and write because nothing I could say would do all of you justice in the way that I would hope I could. These are just words, but I hope that I am able to always show my thank you to you by treating him like the prince he is.

I can replay the moment of meeting each and every one of you all over and over in my head like it was yesterday. I was so extremely nervous every single time and I was trying to gather all the "right" things to say that would leave a good, first-lasting impression and that at the end of the day, you all would like me.

I think one of the most important basis and hopes in my relationship is that my significant other's family likes who I am. This is so important to me because whatever is important to him is equally important to me and your thoughts of me are crucial to our relationship.

The second I walked in the door, I was overwhelmed—overwhelmed with such a love. I had no idea at that point in time just how much you would all mean to me and how thankful I am for all of you!

Thank you for constantly making me laugh and feel at home.

Whenever I'm coming over for a family gathering or just to hang out, I know right off that I am walking into a world of laughter and good times are right beside that. You are all so entertaining and always have a good story to tell me. I can't name one time where I didn't feel like I was home.

And I appreciate the sweet, embarrassing photos and stories about my boyfriend that you all share with me! Even if it is by a photo, I have a glimpse of what his life has always been like thanks to each and every one of you individually.

Thank you for sharing your special moments in life with me.

You don't ever have to, but you invite me anyway. Whether it's just a family gathering, a birthday, or a holiday, I am thankful to have spent those times celebrating these moments in life alongside such amazing people. It's humbling and heartwarming to be a part of memories so unforgettable that you all share and that you have welcomed me to be a part of. They are days that I will never forget and have a place in my heart forever.

Thank you for always being there for him.

Since we have started dating, I have watched the way that you guys love him. I have watched the individual relationships and moments that you share with him make a difference in who he is. I have seen you all love and support him, no matter what he was doing.

With everything that comes along in life, this has been a simple reminder of an unconditional, loving, sacrificing family that is also the best support system. You are not only impacting him, but me, too.

Thank you for welcoming me in like your own.

Whenever you have to brave up and meet your significant other's family, I can say, for myself, that I didn't know what to expect. As I'm sure, none of you did when meeting me. Today, I catch myself wondering why I even worried in the first place. You all have welcomed me in your own ways and made me feel right at home. It is not always easy to do that with just anyone, but you have all taken the time to get to know me. And now I know that if I ever needed anything, I can call one of you.

Thank you for letting me date him.

I am most thankful for this. Thank you for sharing him with me and giving me a chance to show you all how important he is to me. I never thought that I would luck out and meet someone as special, kind, and wonderful as he is, but I did.

You have supported our relationship, given me a chance to love him, and welcomed me to new adventures in love and family. I have the upmost gratitude for each of you. You are the most wonderful, welcoming, and loving family. I am overjoyed to be able to experience just a glimpse of this life with him and with all of you.

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5 Reasons Being The Oldest Sibling Is WAY Better Than Being The Youngest Or Middle Child

Sure, being the youngest may have its perks, but being the oldest is really where it's at.

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Time after time, I see articles and lists on my timeline boasting about how incredible it is being the "baby" of the family.

"It's so great to be spoiled!"
"I'm treated like royalty!"
"I'm definitely the favorite child."

While I can't speak for the middle child(ren), on behalf of all of the oldest siblings, there are definitely perks that accompany being born first that aren't experienced by any of the other age ranges. We may not be the youngest, but we're still pretty kickass in our own way.

1. You can bribe them to do things for you.

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Being the oldest sibling generally means you're the first child to have a job, meaning you have your own money to carelessly spend.

Need something from the local convenience store, but don't want to run in yourself? Send the sibling in and let them buy something for themselves, too.

Got a chore you don't want to do? Offer to throw the youngest a few bucks if they'll do it for you.

Honestly, the bribing possibilities are near endless when you've got younger siblings, and I'd highly recommend they be utilized.

2. You're like another parent to them.

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You get to be another influence for how they'll see the world, and another person they can look up to as they grow older.

They get to watch you, and learn by your example on how to navigate life from somebody other than your parents. They can turn to you for advice, help with schoolwork and "relationship problems," and can count on you to be at their important life events.

You are, to some extent, just as important to them as your parents are.

3. They can talk to you about things they're too scared to talk to your parents about.

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As the oldest sibling, I am completely prepared to answer "weird" questions from my siblings, now and later, and am honored that they trust me enough to ask me such things.

Regardless of how close you are with your parents, sometimes you just can't bring yourself to talk to them about certain topics. I love my mother, and trust her with my life, but talking to her about my "monthly visitor" didn't become any easier until I wasn't a teenager anymore.

Being able to act as a knowledgeable resource for your younger siblings is really incredible, for both you and them.

4. You get to be their first best friend.

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My younger sister constantly says my name, only to tell me, "I love you." She follows me around the house when she's bored. She asks my opinion about everything before she makes a decision. She wants to go with me everywhere, anytime I try to leave the house.

I was one of her first best friends, and she is currently one of mine, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Sure, you can still be close to your siblings, even if you aren't the oldest, but there's something about having both a parental and youthful relationship that makes your friendship with them even more meaningful.

5. You were your parents crash test dummy, so you know the younger siblings' childhood will be bangin'.

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My parents were personally all really great parents for me having been the first child, but I've read plenty of horror stories about the first child being sort of a "trial" child regarding what they can, can't, and should or shouldn't do.

Although it may seem like a downside at the time, being the first child and "test dummy" for your parents is actually really great.

You get to ensure that your younger siblings all have the greatest, safest, best childhood they possibly can, because now your parents know what not to do.

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