Have you ever come across twins or triplets so identical you wonder how anyone can tell them apart?
One time many years ago I was at a Dairy Queen in Tyler, Texas having a cheeseburger when a nice family came in. First in was a little boy, followed by Mom. Dad was holding the restaurant door open for the rest of the group. In walks a little girl closely tailgated by another little girl who looked exactly like the first girl. I thought, “That’s cool. Twins!”
I was wrong.
A few nano seconds after that another little girl came through the door. She looked exactly like the two other girls who came in before her. I remember thinking, “Wow! That’s something you don’t see every day! Triplets!”
I was wrong.
Dad is still holding the door open when…you guessed it…yet another little girl walked in.
I’m telling you that it was damn near impossible to tell which girl was which. It was like the same little girl had walked into the Dairy Queen and somehow sneaked back outside and re-entered the place three more times!
I have never before that moment nor since seen anything quite like that.
Which brings us back to our opening question. How the hell does anybody, besides Mom and Dad, tell kids like this one from the other? If they were a precocious quartet, I bet they could pull some bodacious swaparoony tricks on some folks.
But what if the kid was a singleton? Easy to I.D., right?