Pardon?

We were playing at the park today and another child (about 8 or 9) came over to join us. When she noticed Miss J and Miss F playing together she exclaimed, "Oh LOOK! Twins!"
Then she asked, "Can I pat them?!"

12 comments:

rhubarbwhine said...

LOL!

tiff said...

Wow.
I can honestly say I have never heard that comment with either of my sets of twins.

Very original!
LOL

baby~amore' said...

I haven't heard that one yet ! I wrote it before I saw Tiff's comment LOL !
I don't know whether I would laughed or glared !

jeanie said...

lol - I wanna know - do they come in other flavours?

Pencil Writer said...

You NEVER know what people are thinking--or going to say! Who would have thunk of that one? Perhaps, "touch" or "admire" them as a unique experience, perhaps. The older child must have been mesmerized by their identicalness.

Our Church congregation has been blessed over the years by many twins. At least one set of identical. They're about two years older than my oldest child and they were friends. I COULD NOT tell these sisters apart to save me. Then, I got to know them better as individuals. Afterwards, it was no problem. They are each unique and beautiful women today. They still look very much alike, but very different too!

Then, as you know from your own children, they will say things "she clawed me" without thinking of anything but the perception in their realm of experience?

And you never know the input that child's been exposed to, I suppose.

I hope you explained they were neither puppies nor kitten to be petted, but children like him/herself. Education is always good. ;-}

debby said...

Oh my goodness. I'm surprised that your girls didn't take it upon themselves to explain that they are children, not meant to be petted.

Alison said...

Rhubarbwhine - Yes, LOL indeed!

Tiff - It was a new one for me, too.

Trish - I laughed. Then I was stunned. Then I laughed a bit more.

Jeanie - LOL! Haven't heard that one before, either.

PW - I think the other child probably was quite taken with their identical appearance. We had a good discussion about people and differences and appropriate expressions of interest.

Deb - J and F didn't hear the comment, or I'm sure they would have had something to say about it!

Melody said...

*heehee*

What did you say?

Twins are fascinating so I guess she was 'fascinated'...

Alison said...

Melody, we had a talk about good touch / bad touch, how we say hello to people we haven't met before, etc etc. I thought it was a good talk, anyway. lol.

Mountaingirl said...

I think I just would have said "sure but they can bite" ha ha ha

You have the most amazing world :-)

Alison said...

LOL - Mountain girl, your comment is even more funny because it's true - Miss F and Miss J have both bitten unsuspecting patters before! Thankfully I think we're past that stage now.

katef - www.picklebums.com said...

ooooh that is a new one!
From a child you can laugh it off as an innocent remark... especially when you get the opportunity to talk a bit about sameness and difference...

I am sure you know how rude and silly adults can be making similar remarks.... so I am hoping that little girl will now know a little bit more about twins and maybe won't grow up to be one of 'those' adults!