being a twin

I don't know how many of you know this, but I, in fact, am a twin. Not only that, but I'm an identical twin at that! Whenever people find this out, 90% of the time they'll say 'you're so lucky! I wish I had a twin!' Now, I'm not saying that I DON'T like having a twin, but it's really not all its cracked up to be. Recently, I've been realising that more than I have before. So I thought I'd share with you what life is like being a twin, in case you were interested (if you're not, too bad, you're gonna find out anyway)

Me and my sister tell each other everything. And when I say everything, I mean EVERYTHING. She knows every boy I've ever talked to, every mistake I've ever made, all of my deepest darkest secrets. And I know all of hers. It's nice that I always (well, almost always) have someone to talk to, so that I can get things off my chest. Occasionally, she'll use my secrets to blackmail me into doing things for her, lest she tells my parents. But usually its minor. And I can do the same, when the time is right ;)

We argue. A LOT. I guess that comes with being around someone who is so similar to you. We will literally clash over everything. She thinks she's right, I know I'm right. But our arguments just don't end. And they're loud. So so loud. Because we are both so similar, we know how to get under each other's skin, and therefore, our arguments get messy FAST. Worst insecurities are whipped out in a flash. It's a surefire way to win an argument. Until your own are turned against you. It sounds mean, but because we spend so much time together, arguments are almost always forgotten within the hour. Things just go back to normal, no apologies needed.

We're the same size everything. So we share. My wardrobe would be severely limited without the addition of my sister's clothes. We also have very similar styles so we buy things that the other would like, not on purpose, it just turns out that way.

It's not always like having a best friend around all the time. Whilst I would admit, we are like best friends, but it's a different kind of relationship. Whilst we are bffs, we are also each other's worst enemy. Like I said before, knowing someones deepest secrets gives you a certain kind of hold over them.

We constantly are trying not to be "weird twins" You know them when you see them, Those twins that only ever hang out with each other, who are obsessed with each other. Its weird. Every time we're at school, and we sit next to each other, or we walk anywhere just the two of us, it feels weird. Its a lot of thinking for something that seems kind of trivial, but its a major risk that we must evaluate on a daily basis.

People think we come as a package. "You can't have one without the other" which is simply not true. You don't have to invite us both to something if you don't want to . There will be no hard feelings (unless you've done it for a snakey reason, then there'll be beef) What people seem to forget (even my parents) is that we are TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE and we deserve to be treated as such.

Basically, this post was a reason for me to share loads of cute selfies of me and my sister. But also, because a lot of people think having a twin is the best thing in the world. And in some ways, it is. But often, it isn't. There's nothing I hate more than being compared to Imogen. ESPECIALLY when it comes to school. And I hate that my parents give us joint punishments, even when I haven't done anything wrong. But all in all, I love the fact that I almost always have someone to talk to who understands me, and who will listen (most of the time)

Would you have a twin if you could? 

Eden xx

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1 comment:

  1. Aww I love the pictures! I think I would if I could, but I'm an only child so I would have just loved a sibling! A girl at my work had been in my team for about 6 months, turned around one day and she was in the seat in front of me and behind me... Never had a bigger fright! No idea she was a twin or that her twin also worked at my work! No wonder she looked at my funny sometimes when I said hi - ha! Probably thinking who on earth is that! Hope you have managed to trick a few people!



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