Everyone loves identical twin hijinks—that's why Mary Kate and Ashley and both Lindsay Lohans had careers as kids. The only people who don't find mixups funny, however, are the parents of identical twins, who lie awake at night worrying whether or not they got the names right after the hospital.
Parents of doubles are sharing their stories on Reddit, and it's only a matter of time before they're adapted into Disney Channel Original Movies.
I have identical twin boys, adults now. As a parent you really always do know who is who.
But I did lose one once in a playground because I thought it was the same kid twice. They were about 4 years old, going up and down the slide. I was sitting on a park bench about 10 feet away reading a book but still watching them. Suddenly, out of the corner of my eye I see one of them running towards the entrance, about 40 feet away. I was so confused. I had been watching one son going up and down the slide, thinking it was both of them. He was just doing it fast! It scared me so much I gave them two different haircuts the next week so it couldn't happen again, which turned out to be a great thing because now everyone could tell them apart. Except outside in the winter, because hats.