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Twins: You're Gonna Mix 'Em Up!
Have You Ever Wondered......?
Sometimes weird thoughts materialize in my head when I am sitting around on the couch doing my usual activities...watching tv, surfing the web, working a crossword puzzle, etc. This particular question just popped up in my idled mind:
Have twins ever been unwittingly switched early on in their lives?
My Pondered Parable
Once upon a time...
Proud parents return from the hospital with the freshly born additions to their happy home. The darling duo, named Patty and Cathy, bring great delight and delectation to the devoted mommy and daddy. A gleeful gaiety grew throughout their Utopian domicile.
Patty and Cathy are identical twins. In fact, these cute and cuddly cherub-like chubbies look so much alike that even the prideful parents have a terrible time at telling the two apart. The pondering parents formulated a particular plan to prevent a possible switch between the swaddled sweeties. The precise preventative procedure purely doesn't matter, but the results seemed satisfying....or so it seemed.
One day the trusting mother left her harried hubby in charge of the colicky criers. The distracted daddy blundered about and naively neglected the previously planned procedure....never knowing the awful oversight.
From then on, Patty was Cathy and Cathy was Patty. The preening parents never knew and neither did the precious petite two. They grew to adulthood, none-the-wiser, that one was the other and their names were askew.
...and they all lived happily ever after?
- BBC NEWS | Europe | Spain twins sue over birth mix-up
Spanish twins separated at birth after a hospital mistake seek millions of euros in damages.