Doublemint Twins


There was a time, not long ago, when I held out hope that Evan would not take after my husband entirely. Jeff has Lily on his side, I have Ben on mine and I had hoped for a combo third child to even out the score.

Well, I’m here to report that those days are over. Evan’s eyes have now completely changed to brown, devoid of any green briefly inherited from me. His eyebrows, smile are nose are identical to his sister’s. Everywhere we go people remark on the similarity between he, Lily and Jeff. Even I can barley keep their baby pictures straight (that’s him on the right, by the way, and her on the left.)

To say it drives me crazy would be putting it mildly. I’m the one who suffered through morning sickness, weight gain, labor, delivery and scars from all of the above yet my husband wins? That’s bullshit. It’s a good thing I think they’re both adorable. And that my love for them slightly outweighs my competitiveness. Slightly.


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    Tiaras and Tantrums says

    HA HA- I’m with you on this one!!! None of my kids looked like me – they all look like my hubs! My daughter is coming around to be more of my face. But I have blue eyes and no one has blue eyes!!

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    April says

    Ya, all my kids look like their fathers. Little man looks exactly like his dad and Toot and Smiley look a lot more like Hubby than they do me. Most people try to be nice and say “She looks just like you” but she doesn’t. I know it and so does everyone else. Quit trying to be nice. I did have one nurse say to me “where did Smiley get those beautiful eyes and beautiful skin?” Uhhh, his Dad. I think that was an insult.

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    Mandy says

    Darling. Your children are darling! I feel the pain as well. BOTH of my boys look exactly like my husband. It’s as if I had nothing to do with the entire process at all.

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    Piece o' Coconut Cake says

    Okay, people it could be a lot worse. It could be like my daughter-on the outside she’s all mommy but on the inside she’s 100% dad (and between the two of them, they’re gonna drive me to drink-well, more than I already am…)

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    Scary Mommy says

    It’s so infuriating!! But, yes, they are cuties. Thank you! I agree :)

    Coconut Cake, I have the worst of both worlds. Lily is SOOO Jeff personality wise, too. At least in all of the ways that make me crazy. Lucky me.

    And, Jane, it took 4 times?! At least you got there eventually! (or would you just have kept going until you got there?!)

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    Renée aka Mekhismom says

    Hilarious! I mean it is not funny. I am laughing at the language used. Really. My husband felt the same way about our son – but now he is starting to look like a mix of both of us.

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    Ronda's Rants says

    My grandson looks like his mother! Someone asked my son…Did you give him any DNA? When his daughter was born…he tearfully told me she has dark hair Mom and her eyebrows are dark…I think she will look like me! She is a blond little girl like her brother and mother! I don’t think he cares…he is smitten now! For the record…he looks like me!:)

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    Shannon says

    Until you pointed it out… I totally thought all 4 pics were of Evan!

    I hear a lot that our oldest looks like me while the youngest looks like Shane… but then people will say how much alike the girls look… so I don’t get it.

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    Mc Allen says

    awww, I feel ya and I totally know what you mean… My lil P looks sactly like Big A eyes, lips, nose and hair… The only thng she got of mine was her girl parts!! Shame, just a dagone shame is what it is… :( LA

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    Robin says

    They’re adorable!

    My son is such a copy of his father that I always say if I hadn’t been in the delivery room myself I’d never know he was mine! About all he got from me was his tendency towards carsickness.

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    angie says

    WOw. They DO look alike. I’m sorry about Mr. Linky. I think I have it fixed. I’ll add you now……but check back to make sure. All of mine look like me except one. And he LOOKS nothing like me. I mean, not one similarity. It’s weird! :)

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