An odd combination post

There was two questions I wanted to answer this week, but didn’t quite want to overwhelm you with lots and lots of posts, so I’m putting them both in the same post, even if they don’t really have much to do with each other.
Question 1:  What’s the craziest thing someone has said to you about your twins or asked you?

boys in crib I’d have to agree with most of the people who commented on the actual post: “Are they natural?”
No, I have robot babies.  I know what the intent behind the question was, but it was most often asked by people who I didn’t know.  Yes, grocery store clerk I’m really going to tell you my intimate life story.  But, since you did ask, yes they are natural I’m part of the 2% of the Caucasian population that spontaneously has twins.  And yes, that does mean I am more likely to have twins in the future.

I was always surprised that this brought up follow-up questions from the grocery store clerk, are you going to have them by naturally, or will you have drugs?  Do you plan to have a C-section?  Will you breastfeed them?  Come on people, I don’t even know your name.

This was then later followed by the ever-popular, “better you than me,” or the “I don’ know if I have the patience for twins.”   I have gotten so many variations on that.  It became even more ridiculous when I was pregnant with Princess, and suddenly everyone felt the right to express opinions about my reproductive system.
And for those who are wondering, it’s Batman in blue, and Superman has the stripes.  Back then Batman always wore blue, and then the boys totally messed us up by Superman deciding that blue was his favorite color and 2.5.  Totally messed with everyone’s minds.

What’s my favorite subject to teach the kids?

026 This is a surprisingly hard question to answer…….  And here’s my kind of odd answer.  I don’t really have a favorite.  There are so many fun things to do with each of the different subject areas that I like all of them.  I’d have to say the mechanics of teaching to read are probably my least favorite, but I like the actual reading.  I love reading picture books to my kids, I love reading books myself, and I’m eagerly looking forward to my kids reading all sorts of books.

I was a history minor in college, which really doesn’t go with an elementary education degree, but I loved history and that gave me an excuse to take more classes.  So, I’m looking forward to teaching my kids history.

And as you can guess I love the hands on part of science and figuring out how things work.  I love all the different aspects of biology and astronomy and the like.  I think my senior year of high school I took 2 different science and 2 different history classes (if you count government and economics as history), and would have also taken psychology, but it wasn’t possible to fit it into my schedule.  So, instead I took the boring version of it and didn’t get college credit.  Darn.

And by the way, doesn’t she look precious studying the caterpillar on her puppy?

Thanks to Kylie over at Worldwide Classroom for hosting the favorite subject blog hop.
And thanks to Multiples and More for the question of the week.

12 thoughts on “An odd combination post

  1. All this time, I thought it was the Koreans who asked rude, invasive questions…

    I was a history minor too! I'm not sure why high school social studies were so boring when college history was fascinating!

  2. Twin questions really get odd sometimes don't they. My favorite is a series of questions- 1st- Are they twins? (yes), 2nd- Are they both yours? (What??). This has happened several times. And they don't mean are they my kids!
    I don't have a favorite subject either, but if forced to choose it would be science.

  3. This is nice “two for one” post. Too funny about twins question. I remember my coworker getting a call from his wife during a dinner that we had in a country far-far away. She told him that they are going to have twins. Poor guy almost choked on his drink. This is as close as I ever got to having people in my immediate environment having twins.

  4. I love it, “Are they natural?” I miscarried my son's twin very early in my pregnancy, that is the closest I have ever come to experiencing twins.

    I love your answer about what subject you like to teach. I enjoy teaching history and geography because I can incorporate so many subjects into them, I guess I to enjoy all the subjects. Funny how we all have our different perspectives.

  5. Hi there, I hopped on over here from the Blog Hop. I enjoyed your answers to both questions. Although I never had twins, I got asked some pretty weird questions about my pregnancies too…

  6. I don't have twins, but I have two that many mistake for twins. People love to say, “Better you than me.” I want to say, “Yes, and I am so glad.”

  7. It amazes me that people think nothing about asking strangers such personal questions.

    Collin and Reagan are 18 months apart and people always ask if they are twins, but other than that, I have no twin experience. I always thought it would be fun to have twins. I always wonder what it's like to be a sibling of twins because twins seem to get so much attention from strangers just because they are twins.

    I really enjoyed this post.

  8. History is a favorite of mine too, but I think mostly (for the whole family) science and health are the winner(s). We are excited for next year's curriculum in Science and in History! Have a Happy Summer! 😉

  9. You know there is a huge par to of me that thinks the same, I do really enjoy many elements of most subjects. It was hard to choose just one. 🙂

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