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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