Raising twins can be challenging in some seriously unique ways, leading to some crazy stories from parents of twins. While not all of these Reddit stories are as dramatic as twins being separated at birth, they do get kind of intense - some of them even include strange, almost psychic connections between siblings.
There are plenty of heartwarming and bizarre true stories about raising twins on the internet. Some of them will leave you thinking that twins are the absolute coolest, while others will leave you wondering how anybody has ever managed to raise multiples without losing their minds.
From Redditor /u/overthinkingmyuserid:
I'm an identical twin, and my brother is fifteen minutes older than me. When we were twenty, our mom told us that we were part of an experiment where we were told the wrong birth order. At first neither of us believed her, but she showed us a document detailing the experiment. I laughed at it, but I didn't really care. Being the younger twin does not really matter to me. My brother, on the other hand, got irate. During our lives he has been the one to take the lead on things. This experiment completely undermined his role in our relationship.
Turns out, there was no experiment. Our mom just wanted to see how we would react. My brother started seriously questioning some of his attitudes.
From Redditor /u/7Finger:
I have twin girls who are now 15 years old. Others think they are identical, but I have never mixed them up. I don't even think they look alike, at least not any more than any two siblings.
At a family reunion when they were infants, one of them had a small cut on her nose (infants have such sharp little fingernails). Someone asked how to tell them apart, and I pointed out the cut.
'How do you tell them apart when she doesn't have a cut?'
'I cut her.'
From Redditor /u/Miyenne:
Our parents marked us [to tell us apart]. I don't remember how. Also, they say my sister had a freckle on her foot so they knew which was which.
She doesn't have a freckle on her foot. I do.
From Redditor /u/koala_BEAAR:
As babies/toddlers, my youngest brother and I were almost identical. He was the fourth child and my parents had their hands full, so rather than take new baby pictures my dad just took my photos where I wasn't wearing dresses/pink for his office and passed them off as my little brother.