This cracked me up, since it sure makes asking 'do twins run in your family' sound like a really personal question. and it got me thinking...Date: 8/4/2009 5:12:34 PM
So it sounds like people agree with me that when people ask that question they're not actually wondering whether I have a hereditary disposition to hyperovulation, right?
with the ps examples of two pairs of sisters (nycbgirl and her sister, and tgal's triplet-carrying friend with a twin-carrying sister) that have encountered fertility issues, maybe the question 'do twins run in your family' could be read to include 'do fertility issues (that can be treated with IVF and other drugs/procedures more likely to produce twins) run in your family?' in which case, maybe a mom could truthfully blame her clomid or IVF twins on known hereditary issues... and not bother to explain the nuances to the crosswalk lady or grocery-bag checker!
princess, i'm with you, i think i'm guilty of asking preggos and new moms a lot of annoying questions or making slightly rude comments and I didn't really think about how annoying they'd be until hearing others complain about them here or IRL. Some of it just has to be that a preggo belly, or new baby, or twin new babies (!) just attract a lot of attention, people want to comment and make chit-chat, but their comments just aren't that creative. So minorly annoying questions repeated 1000 times get really really old for the parents.