Monday, May 17, 2010

UGH What is wrong with people.

:: sets out soap box and steps on ::

Please allow me to rant for a min. I am a little heated.

You may or may not know I am a nanny for twins. Fraternal Twins, not that it would matter in this situation. We do not dress them alike. They are individuals and so we dress them as such.

Now if they were my kids I would probably do a mixture of both while they are young. But it doesn't matter. There is no rule out there about how to dress twins.

So today, I was checking out at Target after buying diapers for the girls. The cashier in the line next to use looks at us and we have the following conversation.

Her: Aww aren't you cute, but why didn't mommy do your hair the same? (one had a pony tail and the other pig tails)
Me: I am their nanny.
H: Oh and your not even dressed the same, you are supposed to dress the same if you are twins.
M: Well we see them as individuals so we treat them as such.
H: Well don't you know that if you have twins you have to dress them alike?
M: No you don't we don't like to do that.
H: Well you should, it is a rule of twins. They would be so cute if they were dressed alike. Tell mommy to dress you alike like other twins.
M: OK thanks. (trying to rush my cashier so I could leave before I said something nasty)
(She kept going on about it, I finally started ignoring it)

OMG - are you kidding me? It is one thing to make a comment about it. But to keep on lecturing me about it is too much. You don't even know me! Besides - THERE IS NO FREAKING RULE ABOUT THIS! It would be one thing if she was lecturing me about something that affects their health or safety, but it was their freaking clothes.

It really pissed me off today. I bit my tongue but it was hard. My tongue hurts!

::steps off soap box ::

ok thanks for listening.


  1. Wow. That is something. Even if someone was doing something that I had a different opinion on, I would never open my mouth and stick my nose in their business. One of my best friend has fraternal twins and she never dresses them alike either. I think that it is great that parents don't make their kids conform to be the same person.

  2. Wow...some people are just plain stupid. I like that you and the twins family give the kids a chance to be unique!

  3. What in the world was her obsession with that? Geez!!!