New moms sometimes have to answer a lot of the same questions by curious strangers. Moms to multiples seem to have even more questions to answer, as was the case with Annie Nolan, who found herself being asked the same stuff so often, she decided to wrap up all the answers more efficiently. When people stopped to ask about her twin girls Delphine and Cheska, blogger Uncanny Annie, had all the answers ready on signs her girls were holding. She took a photo of the girls holding the signs and posted the image on her Facebook page…it quickly went viral. Also, it was a joke.
The Frequently Asked Questions list provided the answers to the things she gets hit with most often, so that with the answers in plain sight, she didn’t have to stop and chat.
She wrote: “I REALLY wanted to leave these signs on the pram today. As a twin mum, you get asked a series of questions/hear a series of statements EVERYTIME you go out. I know most people are coming from a great place and are just curious however many can be quite intrusive and after a while it’s just plain exhausting. And since I was heading into the city, I knew the questions would be coming thick and fast… but I chickened out on the train and took them off! P.S- it is a joke people.”
Here are the answers she put on the signs:
“Yes, they are mine.”
“Yes, they are twins.”
“Yes, both girls.”
“No, not identical.”
“Yes, I know they look alike though.”
“Yes, I’m sure they aren’t identical.”
“Conceived by f**king.”
“Born via C-section.”
“You have twins in your family? Great.”
“They don’t run in my family, until now.”
“Yes, my hands are full. (sometimes with 2 glasses of wine just to get through.”
“Yes, triplets would be harder.”
That about covers everything, right? Some people were loving her approach to fielding what she must get asked daily, while others found her list ridiculous.
One mom noted: “Mine are three point five and the questions never seem to stop. Some days I bask in the glory, others I just want people to leave me alone. I guess it’s like becoming a celebrity in many ways because they are so fascinating yet not so fascinating when tantruming in unison.”
Annie responded: “Haha. I relate! When we go to the zoo, I think we get looked at more than the actual animals do hehe.”
Another commenter posted: “What a great, smart funny mum. Not to mention BUSY and no doubt proud.”
Annie replied: “Hehe, thank you. People ask ‘do you drink lots of coffee to get your energy?,’ to which I reply ‘I don’t have time to drink coffee.’ I think I put the kettle on 10 times in a day and never get around to making myself one, haha. But yes, I am VERY proud. My kids are my whole world. Not to mention these 2 were very prem (27 weekers) so I am grateful everyday that I have them.”