Thursday, April 5, 2012

I have two 15 year olds

A tete-e-tete with a colleague reminded me of my often repeated mistake of jumping into conclusions. So here I was in the afternoon catching up with my colleague over a cup of coffee near the vending machine. Suddenly, we are talking about kids.

Colleague: My two sons are 15 years old and my daughter is 7 years old.

Me: So, you have twins?

Colleague: No

This is really strange. I have heard siblings who are an year apart. But siblings of the same age. It is not possible. Or is it? My thoughts were interrupted by his words.

Colleague: One has his birthday on March and the other on April.

Is he saying they are not twins because of the gap of one month? How can a mother give birth to one child in March and the other in April? Is this medically? Is this a medical miracle? My colleague continued with a big smile.

Colleague: This is my second marriage. One from my previous marriage and the other from her previous marriage.

Like I said, I should stop jumping into conclusions.

Tags: Musings,Twins



23 comments:

  1. Me too! I thought YOU had 2 15 year olds. This I understand. My brother and I share a birthday.

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    1. @Melanie, Vinesh - So both of you jumped into conclusions just like me. :p

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  2. right you are.. there ia a very common saying which is also one of my fav. - "Assumption is a mother of all fuck-ups."

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    1. One of my friends did a different take of ASSUME. Making an ASS of U and ME. :)

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  3. Hehehe.. it is still confusing... 2 marriages but just a month gap??? strange.. isnt it??

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    1. :) They were married when the kids were 3 years old. Does that make sense now?

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  4. Oh! Well! Here I was wondering about March 31 and April 1 and you make an April Fool of me:):)

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    1. :) Actually if I made an April fool of you, then the joke is on me. Don't you know I am not supposed to play any pranks after 12pm on April 1st? :)

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  5. Good one..a message delivered in the form of a simple story..kudos to u..

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  6. @Madhulika: Its not the one month gap between two marriages, its the gap between the birth of both the kids...

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  7. LoL ...though it was your assumption but it cn actually happen, medical miracle !

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    1. :) I don't think this medical miracle can happen.

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    Kajal

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    1. Thank you for the award. I am too shy to take part in taking this forward. I don't mean to be disrespectful. Thank you very much. But...

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  9. Really funny and insightful at the same time.

    Cheers!

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  10. Well, Nona, since I'm aware of the "twist" that your posts generally bring about, I'm proud to say that I didn't jump to conclusions :-D

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