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Twin Life

Updated on July 25, 2012
My Brother(left) and I(right) being goofy as usual
My Brother(left) and I(right) being goofy as usual

What Is So Special About Two Minutes?

Have you ever heard of the name Michael Phelps? If not, he is an olympic swimmer who has won several gold medals. One of his medals he won was by a hundredth of a second! Can you believe that? In the olypmics, losing an event by two minutes could very well mean that you have finished way behind the leader. Two minutes is not a good number in Olympic race terms.

However, in the case of my life, two minutes is a very special number! Two minutes after my twin brother was born in Farmington, Ct, I graced the world with my presence! When I was born the whole hospital turned into a musical. They broke into song singing, "You Are So Beautiful To Me" by Joe Cocker. All right, that was a joke, but that is how I envision my birth sometimes. Maybe this is my device to cover up the humiliation that I am and will always be the younger brother. Either way, two minutes has been a special number for us although I am sure my mother just thoroughly enjoyed pulling me out only two minutes after my brother. What torture! I feel so bad for her!

I will be writing an article about the adventures of being a twin and hopefully answering some questions you might have. Sit back and relax, as you enter the mind of myself and my twin brother Jon! Now that is a scary thought!

But, be quiet as you read. Jon is very shy and doesn't like loud noises! (That is a joke!) Be as loud as you want, even grab a cold beverage. Make yourself comfortable and try not to be confused as to which one is which.


Note:  This is not Jon and I
Note: This is not Jon and I | Source

Playpen Story

Before we begin our adventure, I thought I would share with you one of the funniest stories we have had the pleasure of sharing over the years. In fact, we can hardly remember this story, but our mother reminds us about it all the time. She also loves to tell everyone she meets, when the topic of Jon and I comes up.

So here the story is, from my imagination. (Keep in mind we were very little when this event occurred.)

It was a rainy Saturday morning. There was nothing to do and the TV was in the other room. Jon and I were locked up in the playpen surrounded by 40 foot walls of enforced steel and padlocks at every corner. We wanted to watch television; it was a Saturday morning! And we could not miss an episode of Blue's Clues, or was it the Teletubbies? (My young, little mind tended to forget things sometimes, looks like nothing has changed over the years)

How were we going to get out I thought to myself? I wonder if Jon is asking the same question? I mean we are twins, right?

All of a sudden, like an angel had delivered us a message of inspiration out of nowhere, we set a plan into action!

Josh: Goo Goo Ga Ga (I motioned Jon over and we got in a huddle)

Jon: Ga Goo Ga Goo (Jon said, On the count of three let's walk fast over to that side of enforced steel)

Josh: Ga Goo (I agreed and said we had to be brave and use every ounce of strength contained in our two year old bodies)

Jon: Goo Ga(Jon began the countdown, and I joined in)

As soon as we said three in our universal language, we walked on over and knocked the playpen over and walked into the other room. I can't remember whether Teletubbies or Blue's Clue's was on, but we had a blast.

Disclaimer: We didn't escape to watch TV, I actually have no recollection of why we escaped. Maybe Houdini will enlist us for help at his next magic show! I can become famous!

I can barely remember anything, but my mother does laugh hysterically every time she shares this story. I also don't remember how we sounded. I might have added some goos and gas in the wrong place. If so, I apologize for misleading you. Oh yeah, and one more thing, the playpen was not forty feet tall, just to clarify any questions you might be asking your self.


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Different Color Sock

Believe it or not, my mom put a different color sock on our feet as we were leaving the hospital to go home. This was so she could tell us apart. I have always wondered if she matched the right name with the right sock. Maybe I am really supposed to be Jon? That would be so interesting! I can also imagine the fight we must of had on the way home. I wish I could have the blue sock. This green sock is so old school. I am the cooler twin and should of been able to get the blue sock; this is so unfair! I have to live with this for the rest of my life now. Remember that one time when I didn't get the sock I wanted? Yeah, that was a emotional time for me!

9 Weeks Early

It is not uncommon for twins to be born premature, in fact, it is pretty normal. However, in our case, it was not normal. 9 weeks is very early, and so we had to be in incubators with tubes all over us. We were small babies which is a very weird fact because we are now both around 6'3" tall! Our mom must of been very nervous, which is why I have decided to give her a short shout out!

Tribute To Mom For Birthing Twins

Mom, you are an amazing mother. I don't know how you raised two of us. One of us would of definitely been enough. There must of been times when you just wanted to get up and walk out, because of the stress. But, you stayed strong and endured every trial thrown at you with courage and patience! For that, I thank you! I also thank you for remembering which sock you put on on our feet, although I really did want that blue sock! Thank you for raising us to be people who are hard working and sincere, honest and diligent. Without you, we would not be where we are today! You are the best!

Don't ask! :)  Josh(right) and Jon (left)
Don't ask! :) Josh(right) and Jon (left)

Set Up For Pictures

Every time our parents took pictures of us as we were growing up, they put us on the same side. This was so they could remember later on in life. Once again, maybe that one is not me! Maybe I am Jon! The mystery continues. I should go on unsolved mysteries and became famous! If I do, I will share the wealth, don't you worry!

Josh Or Jon?

It came down to the last minutes! I was almost called Jon, and would have had the coveted blue sock! I was supposed to come out first, and whoever came out first was to be rewarded with the name Jon. However, Jon kicked me out of the way and I was left to pop out two minutes later. So, no blue sock. But, it is all right, because I like the name Josh better. Or is that because I am biased?

Interesting Facts Regarding Twins

According to The Week Magazine,

1. Mothers of twins live longer.

2. Twins begin playing with each other at 14 weeks old. No wonder why we are so competitive?! We even competed in the womb; we probably played those impossible games too. Like "Tag, you are it!" Where I am I supposed to run? "Tag" "No Tagbacks, cheater!"

3. If you separate identical twins, they still end up simliar.

4. Identical twins can get sick very differently.

Josh(left) and Jon(right) admiring our best friends baby boy, David!
Josh(left) and Jon(right) admiring our best friends baby boy, David!

Birth Certificate: Twin B

Yes, the doctor literally wrote on our birth certificates "Twin A" and "Twin B".

Since I am the younger one, I received the "Twin B" stamp. B, for beautiful, of course! Or maybe it stands for bodacious! I am rather impressive and remarkable! I am just "Joshing" you, pulling your leg!

"Twin B"  It is me!
"Twin B" It is me!

"I Am The Cute One!"

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FAQ About Being A Twin

Since many of you are probably not a twin, I thought I would address some questions that everyone asks. Some of these questions are asked immediately after finding out that Jon and I are twins. Those questions I will be addressing first.

1. Who is older? Jon by two minutes.

2. Are you identical or fraternal? Identical

Without fail, these questions are asked, usually in that same order, and right after finding out that we are twins.

The next set of questions are asked at any given time.

1. Have you ever switched classes? Believe it or not, we have never switched classes. We went to a really small private school and therefore, everyone knew us by name. We also had the same classes, which caused for a problem for the whole switching idea.

2. Do you ever finish each other's sentence? Yes, we do, and it happens all the time. We can both tell a story and enter in an out as we please without missing even a minor detail.

3. Do you ever find yourself singing the same song? Yes, we always are singing the same songs at the same time. It is quite freaky!

4. Are you guys able to do that thing where you can feel the other one's pain or feelings? Yes, it is called twin telepathy. We do not really feel each other's pain, but can definitely know what the other person is thinking about. This becomes clear when we play sports. We have incredible chemistry on the court because we know what the other person will do. It is so awesome when it happens in sports, because we are sports fanatics and play them all the time!

5. Do you like the same food? Yes, our food tastes are very similar. There are a few differences, but not many!

And for the finale, the one question everyone asks. We have a hard time answering this question.

6. What is it like being a twin / Do you like being a twin? We will usually answer this question with this funny response. I guess so, I mean we have never not been twins. What is it like? I mean, it is normal to us. We don't know, what is like for you not being a twin? We do not know anything else, so we have nothing to compare to. I guess it is cool! Why not? We have a special bond and enjoy each other's company!


Josh(left) and Jon(right) just being our goofy selves!
Josh(left) and Jon(right) just being our goofy selves!

Being Dressed The Same!

This reminds me of a question I forgot to mention before. Were you guys dressed the same as you were growing up? Yes, we definitely were. In fact, I think we were dressed the same up until we were eleven or twelve years old. Maybe our mother just was too lazy to find different clothes? Or maybe it is because people thought it was so stinkin' adorable. I am going to go with the latter choice!

I am holding Jon!
I am holding Jon!

Can We Tell Each Other Apart?

Yes, of course, what a silly question! However, if you mean in a picture, the answer can be no some times. For example, when I uploaded the picture above from Facebook, I had to check the tags, because I didn't know who was who. TRUE STORY!

Twin Pros

1. We always have someone who knows what we are going through and feeling!

2. We have a deep connection with each other and share a special bond that no one can ever take away!

Twin Cons

1. Competition- We are always in competition no matter what we do. But, usually it can be a positive and fun thing if we don't get carried away with it.

2. When people mess up and call us the other one's name. This one is tough because you never know if you should let the person know. If you do, they feel stupid, but if you don't, they will keep calling you the other name.

When it is all boiled down, the pros definitely outweigh the cons. We have a blast together!

Twins Unite!

Jon(left) and I (right)  with some twin boys in Hungary!
Jon(left) and I (right) with some twin boys in Hungary!

Leaving The Mind Of Josh And Jon

Well, that is all folks! I hope you have enjoyed this journey into the life of being a twin as much as we have! Have a great day my fellow hub friends and remember that the "blue sock" is a very emotional topic. Don't ever bring it up!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rahul,

      Thanks buddy, yes we are unique! :)

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      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Well.. it was really good knowing bout you both.... the hub was a ride....

      Twins are indeed unique... couply though... hehe.. but unique :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Sharon,

      Thanks for visiting Sharon, so good to see you! No, but we want too! :)

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      Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      Well this was a heck of a lot of fun to read Josh. Do you ever attend Twins Day in Twinsburg Ohio?

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Thanks so much! I have been meaning to update my hub with that exact same video! Thanks for reminding me!

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Josh, have you ever seen the twins talking to one another one You Tube?

      Here's the link, it's a hoot. You can even hear inflections in their voices.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JmA2ClUvUY

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aubrey,

      Yes, I am a twin! :) Thanks glad you liked it!

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      A.E. Williams 5 years ago from Hampton, GA

      A very endearing story, Josh. I had no idea you had a twin!! I bet that's a really cool thing. My dad actually has a twin sister... Very sweet hub. Thanks for sharing this!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Suzette,

      So glad you loved this hub, I loved writing it! Yes I have heard of Twinsburg and we want to go there someday!

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      josh or jon, whatever: I loved this article. How fun to be a twin. I always wanted a twin sister. Have you ever gone to Twins Day at Twinsburg, OH. It is only about 30 minutes from where I lived in Ohio. It is every August - come to think of it - it might be this very weekend. Twins from literally all over the world come here for a weekend festival of twins. You and John would love it. By the way, you are writing these articles on HP aren't you josh? Just kidding! Enjoy your twinhood - I see it as a plus in life. You both are adorable! Your mom is quite lucky! Voted up!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Annie,

      Glad to answer some of your questions! I am glad you enjoyed this fun look at twindom! :) Have a good one!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Thank you for the low down on twins. I do not know any twins other than two girls in my year at school - Ann and Jan, they were super intelligent and hung out with the super intelligent kids, I therefore didn't really get to know them :(

      I am one of those boring people who would ask all those ho hum questions of a twin, but now I don't have to cos you have answered them all. It sounds like its pretty awesome being a twin, thank you for this fun look at twindom. Its nice to get to know you Josh - the bodacious one!!!

      My votes and best wishes to you and sharing!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      iefox5,

      Yes, it is very hard, I do not how they do it! LOL

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      iefox5 5 years ago

      I always wonder how could twin's relatives and friends recognize the brothers and sisters.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Heyya Crissp!

      Thanks for stopping by and leaving me an awesome comment! Very encouraging! That story you shared is too stinking hilarious! Thanks Crissp!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Docmo,

      Thanks buddy for your awesome comment and encouraging feedback! You rock!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Star,

      Yes, it does make life interesting! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      CrisSp 5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Josh, this is my bed time read for today and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I had a friend from the US who's got an identical twin and once he needed to cross the border to meet his GF. Unfortunately, his passport was expired. So, he used his twins passport and he got through without any questions. We thought that was cool! I think, it is cool to have a twin brother/sister. That's special-you are special--a special goof! Ok, goof is a joke but I really mean you and your twin bro are special. (:-- This is a funny, awesome hub!

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      Mohan Kumar 5 years ago from UK

      Josh you have captured all the aspects of being a twin with such humour, depth and fun-filled-facts. This is an outstanding piece on being a twin.. And the way you've taken it from birth to now along with those smile-worthy pics is truly awesome, bro. Well done!

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      Starmom41 5 years ago

      nice hub!

      being a twin must make life really interesting :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mama,

      That was so nice of them to say! Tell them thanks a bunch!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      ISH,

      Thanks for your awesome and loaded feedback! Much appreciated!

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Hi Josh! My cousins don't have a HP account to comment themselves.. but they made a point to tell me you're really funny and they enjoyed this hub ^_^

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging & entertaining hub! Your hub is packed with information and humor that kept many of readers, including me, glued to your hub. A fetching hub! Well-done!

      Thanks for SHARING. Pressed all the buttons. Voted up

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Keith,

      Thanks buddy! I appreciate the comment and votes and share!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      Awesome Job, Josh! very funny, clever, and useful! Voted up and sharing! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Newbie,

      Yes, having a twin is a lot of fun; we are very close!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mama,

      Thanks Mama! I enjoy being a twin! Hopefully they love it, let me know what they think!

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      New Newbie 5 years ago

      I was fascinated with the first set of twins I saw in kindergarten. I still remember Janet and Joan. In fact I drew pictures of them and tried to sit beside them everywhere.

      I think your twin stories are great. That must be a lot of fun.

      I read a theory about a missing twin syndrome. The egg divides but only one develops and when someone is unusually fascinated with twins that's the reason, hmm?

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      Sasha Kim 5 years ago

      Another great hub Josh! Very funny. ^_^ My aunt has 2 sets of twins, 1 adopted and one she birthed. I'll have to show them this. I'm sure they'll love it even more than I did!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      AE,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! Yes her survival is miraculous! LOL

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Josh, This was soo much fun to read. God bless your mother, her survival is a miracle..HaHa I enjoyed the photos too. Thank you..

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      Thanks ofor your awesome feedback! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mywill4ever,

      Thanks glad you enjoyed this hub! I enjoyed selecting the pictures!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Finally got to meet the twin! I hope he has your personality...that would explain your mother's laughter! She'd have to keep her sense of humor to survive twin toddlers.

      Growing up I had two sets of twins in my class, one identical boys, the other fraternal girl and boy...there was also my best friend's brothers, identical twins...must've been something in the water!

      This was fun to read as all your hubs are. Hope there will be more about the 'twins adventures'.

      Voted up, funny, awesome, and interesting.

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      Rowie 5 years ago from From the place where happy people LIVES and that's what we call

      Josh, your brother is cute as you are :) ,,, great hubs with those funny pictures. you are so cool ! keep up the good work ! mywill :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      catgypsy,

      Thanks! Glad I could answer some questions!

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      catgypsy 5 years ago from the South

      How interesting! I've never known twins and often wondered about some of the things you talked about. Great hub!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Beckie,

      Thanks so much for your comment and feedback! I always appreciate your visits! You are an awesome friend here on HubPages, and I thank you for that Beckie!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Josh - This was wonderful and I enjoyed every step I took. Fromt he adorable photos when you were both younger to your friends beautiful baby and the hungarian twin boys - just great. Thank you for answering the many questions I had. I personally think you got the better deal with the green sock - remember - I'm Irish!

      Thanks again and I never tire of your hubs!

      Blessings

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mhatter99,

      Interesting idea, however, I wouldn't know what else to write about! :)

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Great article. I'm pretty sure I am not alone in hoping this is only part 1

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Abrushing,

      No worries, thanks for stopping by and reading what you could!

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      Aaron Rushing 5 years ago from USA- Florida

      Josh I did not have time to read this whole hub but I really enjoyed what I had time for. The pic were wonderful you guys look like you have a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing.

      ABR

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Maybe you are a twin! LOL You are welcome, and glad you enjoyed it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      TLW,

      Thanks so much for reading and voting! I am glad you enjoyed this hub!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      I wonder if she did think she was seeing double! LOL Thanks for the awesome feedback! Jon says you are welcome! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Karen,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed the humor. Yeah my mom was brilliant with the picture idea!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Trinity,

      Thanks! Glad you enjoyed it! You are welcome for the share.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Marlene,

      Thanks for the excellent feedback here! It is very encouraging to say the least! I appreciate your support and your loyalty to me here on HubPages!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill,

      We both wear glasses and contacts, it just depends on the day. Good question, I was wondering if anyone was going to ask that one. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Nancy,

      It is not easy, no. LOL Glad you loved it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Made,

      Haha, get some good rest! :) Maybe it did make us more goofy, who knows?

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      Bill,

      Thanks for your positive feedback! You are welcome for writing it, it was for you all the way!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Malin,

      Thanks, glad you liked the humor, I had a lot of fun writing this one!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Cyndi,

      Yes, there are two of me! LOL Glad you liked it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Katrine,

      I am glad you enjoyed it, and you are welcome for the invite!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kathy,

      That is awesome! I love how you said twin b, LOL. We are 25, so yes, pretty close! Jon always reminds me that I am younger, :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kelly,

      Thanks, glad you thought it was funny! Yes, we do blame each other all the time! :) My mom was busy, and thanks for the compliment!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      I secretly used to wish I was a twin- like Hayley Mills on the Parent Trap. The idea of switching seems like so much fun. Thanks for letting us into your life a bit more! I loved it :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Voted up and all across! What a cool hub Josh. All kinds of great memories, info, and fun. The picture idea is very wise. I would have never thought about that. This was unique and very creative. A joy to read Josh. Best wishes.

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      This hub is double the fun and very interesting too! I have identical twin girl step-grandbabies who are 1.5 yrs old and sooooo much fun! I could imagine them in some of your scenarios in a few years. Knocking over the playpen for sure. I wonder if your mom thought she was seeing double as she watched you and Jon run around the house? I know I do when I was chasing the girls around my house this past Sunday trying to get a photo of them together. I gave up! :)

      Thank you for sharing your journey as a twin with us and thank you to Jon also! Fab hub! :)

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      Karen Hellier 5 years ago from Georgia

      This hub was great Josh. I love your sense of humor. My twin girls are fraternal and I believe they have always looked different but when they were little, no one but me could tell them apart ( it's a mom thing!). I loved that your parents always put you on the same side in pictures for later. That's a great idea. One of my twins was cranky, so in a lot of her pictures, everyone could tell the girls apart because she was crying or had a weird look on her face and the other one was happy and smiling. They have changed personalities today though and it's the opposite...go figure! Great story!

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      Trinity M 5 years ago

      This was such a fun hub Josh! Makes us un-twin people wish we had a double too!! :) Thanks for sharing this great story with us. Voted up!

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      lovedoctor926 5 years ago

      Are you Simon or bobbsey twins? Lol. You know, you really fooled me there for a second with regards to the musical. that is cute of your mom. do you remember which sock you wore? Josh or Jon? doesn't matter, you guys are brothers. Interesting questions. I was waiting to find out if you guys dressed the same. that's cool... The balloon picture is hilarious. I enjoyed reading this hub. Voted up funny and creative. The birth certificate add the final touch. I think it's very original of you to include it on here as well.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      One question: how come you have glasses but your brother doesn't?

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      Nancy Yager 5 years ago from Hamburg, New York

      So are you saying its not easy to be green? LOL. Loved the hub.

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      Finally I can go to bed. I was waiting for Bill's comment all day. Lol! :)

      I'd like to add how incredible it is that you were born nine weeks early. It obviously didn't affect your intelligence. It might have made you a little more goofy than others. :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Not only funny but very interesting. I can see it would be fascinating and annoying all at the same time. You have obviously handled it well and this is a great introduction into the life of a twin.

      Thanks for writing this Nephew; well done!

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      b. Malin 5 years ago

      Cute Josh, I like your Humor on being a Twin. You're Mom, was Wonderful, and probably had to have the patience of a Saint...So Always be Good to her! Thanks for sharing the pictures and your thoughts. Really Fun to read!

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Whoa...there are TWO of you? That's AWESOME!! You're too funny. I'm glad I came across this hub. I have some sets of twins in my family. Peter and Paul I can never tell apart. I just call them "Peterpaul" and I get it right. Hahaha. Fun hub!

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      KatrineDM 5 years ago

      Oh so sweet, very entertaining and interesting. How amazing, thank you for inviting us into your private life and telling us about what it's like being a twin Josh.

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      KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      "Mothers of twins live longer".... are you sure about this one? Cuz if it's true I'm gonna be here like...forever! HA!!! Great hub! :) I raised identical twin boys too, and it was hands-down (four of 'em) the most fun job I have ever had! :) My "twin B" said to me not long ago "I don't know how you did it, Mom! I have my hands FULL with just one!" And he has just one little girl. EASY!!!

      You must be about the age of my twins (they will be 27 in August!) They were also called "Twin A and Twin B!" Must have been how they did things back then! Mine were ONE minute apart and the oldest likes to remind the youngest that he IS older by ONE minute! :) Thanks for sharing your perspective!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      How funny! I always wished I had a twin...that way when I did something wrong I'd blame the evil twin!

      I love the photos and man your mom must a been busy! Lol. You and your bro are adorable!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Giblin,

      Yes I have been asked some strange questions. :). Glad you enjoyed this hub!

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      GiblinGirl 5 years ago from New Jersey

      Funny story. I'm a twin myself and can totally relate. I definitely remember being asked about whether we have trouble telling ourselves apart and there are many pictures of us growing up where I truly can't tell which one of us is which. Years ago I met a flight attendant who was a twin and she said the weirdest question she was ever asked was if she ever woke up in the morning and thought she was her twin.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Petenali,

      Wow. I am so sorry to hear that. Yes you will see your sibling some day! Glad you enjoyed the hub. Take care!

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      Pete 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub! I was a twin (or maybe it should be "am a twin"). My mother had a miscarriage when she was pregnant back in 1967, only to discover 2 weeks later that she was still pregnant with me. I guess medical science was a little more primitive back then and they didn't realize she was carrying twins.

      I have always wondered what it would have been like to grow up with a twin. Was it a brother or sister? Were we identical?

      I almost envy what you have. I am very much looking forward to meeting my sibling in heaven.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Patty,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it.. Wow, that is rough, that story you have mentioned.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Tammy,

      Again thanks Tammy! Unfortunately the playpen was not us. I should of made it clear. I had it in the caption, but that is hard to see sometimes. Thanks though, I loved picking which pictures of us I wanted to use!

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      A wonderful story!

      I wish my father's twin had lived. He died in utero and my father had extra teeth that needed to be extracted later, part of an extra stomach and an extra lobe of lung. He'd have rather had his twin.

      On the other side of the family, Elvis Presley is my 30th cousin or so, and we know his twin died early. That's sad as well; but, you two look happy!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      Oh and I forgot to mention, the pictures are so cute- especially the one of you two in the play pen.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Tammy,

      Thanks, I am glad you think it was organized. i wanted to get some good information out there, but at the same time have it make sense! Thanks for the positive feedback Tammy, I really appreciate it!

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is adorable and funny. I always thought twins had a secret language. "Tag, your it"... Very cute. This is very well organized and well written. Love it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Carol,

      Thanks, glad you had a good laugh!

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      What a fun hub. I got a good chuckle this morning and it is early. You did a great job in sharing the twin situation. Very good...Voted up.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      That is so awesome that she liked the balloons! :) Thanks Emma for the like! I am glad this article answered your questions. Thanks for your awesome response and votes Janine! You mean the world to me here on HubPages!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Made,

      Thanks for your comment Made! Thanks for not mentioning blue socks, or did you? LOL Yes, I can not wait for Bill to read this hub!

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Ok Josh, I made it here this morning and yes Ms. Lily is sitting on my lap. She had no idea what I was reading about but loved the balloons in the one picture. True story and no I can't make this stuff up even if I tried!

      Seriously, loved this article and you answered so many of the questions that can arise about twins. You and your brother share a very special bond and as I think I told you I think is rather awesome and kind of jealous of that one.

      As a mother, even though my girls are not twins and are 16 months apart, as they are getting older I seem to dress them alike so I can totally relate to that part of the story.

      Great job on this one Josh and voted and shared too of course.

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      Madeleine Salin 5 years ago from Finland

      It was a fantastic experience to read about you and your twin brother. (I won't mention blue socks) :) I'm sure those who aren't twins don't understand that invisible bond between twins. Voted up and more! Shared! Finally billybuc gets to read the hub he has been asking for. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joseph,

      Glad you enjoyed this hub! Nope I was not joking with the limerick, he is my twin brother! Sorry for making you stay up, hope it was worth it! :) I won't complain to Kelly, LOL. Thanks for your continued support, it is appreciated!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      dwachira,

      Thanks for your comment! Yes we have lived an awesome life so far! Thanks for your votes buddy!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      M,

      Glad you I liked this hub, i enjoyed writing it! I look like Jon? :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      dghbrh,

      Thanks so much for you comment here and your continued support! Glad you enjoyed the pictures!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      You got me to stay this late up? Hilarious! I saw the two google guys in you both. Same smile and all. Your whole hub is useful and fun to read. I thought you were making up the limerick about twins. Thanks for the smiles....Please don't go to Kelly, and complain (JK). Hope to read more of your stories Jon!..I mean Josh!

      P.S. one little boo-boo on the first paragraph, "the olypmics"... just trying to make it look neat. We all make mistakes! Thanks buddy!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lizzy,

      Yes we are very similar, and that is an interesting story about the fraternal twins. Thanks for the votes Lizzy!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi josh3418, i enjoyed reading this, It is a wonderful life you have lived with your twin bro. How often do we remember those cherished moment when we were young? Voted up, interesting and more.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hahahaha!! I liek the "Twin B" sign on the birth cert J. Amazing hub! and you sure really look like Jon. hehehe :P

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      deergha 5 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

      Hey Josh...now I saw Jon...your twin brother. its a fun to read your story here. I really enjoyed it very much. pix are terrific as well. Ha ha ha....and the last sentence about facebook photo upload thing....its simply amazing...and hats off to your honesty, Josh.

      voting up and sahring too:-)

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Great story, Josh....clever insights. I knew a set of twin girls when I was in school; they were fraternal, and as different from each other as you two are alike. One was tall, dark, slender, reserved and studious, the other was short, blond, and quite the rowdy cut-up. No one thought they were twins--they didn't even look like they could be sisters!

      I, on the other hand, am a "lonely only," and growing up, I always wished for a sibling, twin or not.

      Voted up, interesting and funny.