Annie Nolan, a 26-year-old mother from Melbourne, Australia is fed up with people’s strange questions about her twins.
Moms face unfair expectations, as best articulated by this deaf mommy blogger’s video; in this case, they’re expected to answer any and all questions about their children no matter how private.
Constantly bombarded with questions and comments that are deeply personal — one person even suggested she have an abortion — she exhaustedly created a FAQ sheet and put it on her twin daughters’ stroller.
“I’m so happy to talk but I don’t think people understand that it’s tiring being a mum of twins, or just multiple kids. We’re fighting the poo-feed-sleep-bath schedule and stopping to talk all the time interrupts the strict routine that we hold to just to keep our world turning,” Annie said.
Annie posted the photograph on Facebook, where it’s received nearly 25,000 likes.
“I do think that it’s in part because twin parents’ can relate. Most of the feedback I got was from parents saying ‘this is so true, this is exactly my life and the questions I get asked,’” she told Daily Mail.
Annie Nolan is the proud mother of a son and two twin daughters.
The 26-year-old recently had a conversation with another mother of twins about the invasive, rude, and bizarre questions they get asked.
“Sometimes I get asked the most intrusive and inappropriate questions, everything from whether they are ‘natural’ babies to whether I every considered aborting them,” Annie said. “One woman even told me that if I had aborted one of the twins I would have had an easier pregnancy, and that because they were born prematurely they would have learning difficulties when they’re older.”
Annie came up with these signs, saying she wishes she could permanently have them attached to her twins.
“My kids are honestly my favourite topic of conversation, my friends must be so sick of me talking about them, so the signs weren’t me saying that I don’t want to talk to people about my kids, I love it,” Annie told Daily Mail Australia.
Annie hopes that her “cheeky” message will help prevent people from making rude comments about her children.
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