Maddie, Riley, and I went out to dinner last night with some friends; we met at a local brewpub that had a playspace for the kids and good food for all ages. A similar group of two women and their kids were seated at a table kittycorner from us, and we interacted briefly a couple of times to resolve toy disputes and keep each others' kids from stealing food off strangers' plates.
It took me a while to notice that one of the women had twin girls. They were dressed very similarly, and until they were both in my field of vision at the same time, I hadn't realized that there was more than one of them. They were clearly younger than Maddie and Riley, but solid toddlers, adorable and curious and sweet.
I find that I'm drawn to twin moms like a moth to the flame. I miss my Boston twin mom community quite a bit. Out there, there were so many twins and higher-order multiples that it was starting to seem odd to have a singleton. Here in Oregon, I find that Maddie and Riley's relatively infrequent sibling status garners more questions and comments than it did back in Twinachusetts, but I also find that I miss the more common interaction I had with other twin moms.
And so, as I saw the women packing up and getting ready to go, I couldn't help but pop over and say, "Are your girls twins? My two are twins as well." I was not prepared for the response.
"Yes, I have to tell you that I read your blog and I know who you are."
!!!Really??? I felt so famous! We had a very nice conversation and she promised to send me information on the Portland Moms of Multiples group, in which she is very involved. She's already made good on that promise, and I'm looking forward to connecting with that group and finding the twin scene here in PDX. It would have been enough to have a nice dinner with a friend, but this was the icing on the cake. What fun!