When I was in the hospital, everyone kept
asking me whether Daniel and Michael were real twins. And I would say Â“no, theyÂ’re fraternalÂ”. And the person would then, always, say Â“no,
what I mean is was it a natural pregnancy?Â”. Everyone here is obsessed by IVF.
Since we have come home the dishwasher, the
washing machine, the microwave and the dryer have been going constantly. Mr.
Waffle points out that all twins in the
western world must grow up with the hum of labour saving devices in the
background. Last night, I was saying to him how handy it is that
we are getting up at 4 in the morning anyway so that we can put the
wash we put on at midnight into the tumble drier and have dry baby
clothes for the morning. He looked at me a bit oddly and then
said drily “Yes, that certainly is a silver lining”. Well, it IS.