Saturday, September 06, 2008

"you look great for having twins"

Ok, so why is it that when people hear that I have twins, they "wow, you look great for having twins". I get this all the time. seriously.

What the heck does that mean?

Does it mean "I was thinking you looked terrible, but now that I know you have twins, I guess you're holding it together better than expected".

Or does it mean they think if you have twins that you should look exhausted and fat? and it's suprising because I don't look to exhausted and I'm usually somewhat put together?

And when they hear that I have twins, the first they do is look me up and down. What's up with that?

8 comments:

Isabel said...

They look you up and down? That's a little gross, I mean, what are they looking for?

Jaimie said...

People are stupid. Just take it as a compliment

Marie-Baguette said...

Are you small and fit? Maybe that's the reason why people look at you like this!
Take this as a compliment!

cat said...

I know what you mean! I get that all the time. And the truth is I have a terrible tummy roll - so what is it with people?

Heather said...

I definately think it's meant as a compliment. It sounds like you have it together so well and are taking care of yourself. Most people assume that those with twins are going crazy. Unless you have twins you don't understand that you have to figure out how to cope.

motheringmymiraclemultiples said...

I actually had a girl friend of mine get a little pissy with me because I was "skinny" after I had the twins...

Ok...I'm 5'8 and athletic...not skinny.

How these two gigantic babies eer lived inside me is a miracle in itself.

I do get a bit of exercise...because I have TWINS...I have to do everything twice...so I burn twice as many calories....

Hopeful Mother said...

I've heard that a few times lately... and I'm trying to take it as a compliment because I don't want to think it's anything else...

Bea said...

No idea. I *guess* they're trying to be nice. People can be weird.

Bea