Does anyone else wish they'd been born a twin? My mom is a twin (that's her and my aunt in the picture...my mom is the one on the right...I think). But I'm a singleton, all my sisters are singletons, and all of our children have been singletons...so far.
I used to think it would be great to have twins (two for the price of one pregnancy, labor and delivery). But as I've ushered my children through the milestones of kindergarten, speech therapy, fencing lessons and college...um, I've rethought that a bit.
In my latest project, my characters are twins and I'm having fun with the secret twinnication that is part of the twin mythos. I, personally, don't believe it is myth. You wouldn't either if you your mother was a twin and you saw how she communicated with her sister without words but with spooky accuracy (and I'm not counting the pig latin they used to use around us).
Twins can be fraternal (DNA of typical singleton brothers and sisters) or identical (same DNA). If I were a twin, I'd like to be identical. Although maybe it would be freaky to watch yourself walk, talk, eat, and wear something you'd *never* be caught dead in. My sisters and cousins and I are divided as to whether our mothers are identical or fraternal. They look quite alike in their younger pictures, but they have traveled different fashion paths and no longer could play the switch game they used to try in high school.
Would you want to be a twin? Fraternal or identical? Well, if you weren't born one, you can do second best like me, and write a pair of twins into a book!