Mom of Quadruplets Shaves Numbers Into Their Heads (VIDEO)

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Quadruplets NumbersSometimes in life, the right answer is the obvious one staring you right in the face. You could apply this to anything, I'm sure, but the mother of identical quadruplets decided to apply it to her kids. She sat all four boys down and shaved numbers in their hair so their teacher could tell them apart on the first day of school.

You have to give her an A-Plus for creativity, right? I feel for the parents of multiples, I really do ... because I have known enough multiples over the years who liked to screw with adults (which may or may not be one of the reasons I secretly wish I was a twin!).

Actually, come to think of it, all kids like to screw with adults, don't they?

I've read a lot of the comments around the web since the news broke about Tan Chaoyun's grand plan to make sure teachers could tell one of her quadruplets from the next, and more than a few have asked why she didn't just tell her sons to introduce themselves.

Maybe she did. But maybe she also knew her kids better than the rest of us did. Maybe she knew she had four little imps on her hands.

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There's nothing wrong with that. I'm raising an imp too -- albeit just one (my hat, quite frankly, is off to those awesome Chinese parents!).

It's one of those deliciously devilish things that you can love and hate about your kid all at the same time, but it's true. Kids love getting one over on adults.

My daughter is particularly obsessed with the notion of April Fool's. At 7, she still believes that it should apply to every month, and tries pranking me constantly. When I am "tricked," she bursts into uproarious laughter, through which I can just barely make out "September Fools!"

Needless to say, she needs to work on her delivery.

But multiples -- especially identical multiples -- have a very obvious advantage over other kids. They can actually switch one another out so the teacher or their pals get confused. My twin uncles aren't identical, but they did it. I had identical twin neighbors who did it. It's part of the fun of being who they are -- and who can blame them? The rest of the kids are limited to waiting until there's a substitute and insisting that they really ARE all named Bobby Jones (you so did it, didn't you?).

Check out these adorable little quads!

What do you think of what this mom did to keep her little imps in line? What kind of pranks do your kids like to play?


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mamivon2 mamivon2

If it helps why not.. I would have put them different clothes on.. might be better or a wrist band with their name on it.. a tshirt with their name idk.

early... earlybird11

They may have pulled some stuff last year and this was a threat she didn't want to leave empty . If so. Bravo for going through with it. Hair grows back. It's not like she can't tell em apart. I knew triplets that constantly switched classes to take the others tests. Funny when we were kids. as adults trying to mold minds id probably be less amused

momto... momtolittleg

I had twins in my class last year.  The did have different colored glasses, but it wasn't obvious- dark green and dark blue.  So on the very first day of school, I asked THEM to tell me the secret to telling them apart.  Well, turns out Tyler has a t-shaped scar on his forehead.  Perfect.  Of course, from the back I had no idea who was who, so I would memeorize their shirt color when they first came in the room.  I still screwed up sometimes, and I was so embarrassed.  They were both mischief makers, but they were partners in crime, so they never would've switched to get the other in trouble or anything.

twili... twilightsbella

Thats a good idea she had. She made it easier for their teachers.

Heath... HeatherMazzone

I think it's pretty funny. And obviously fool proof so hey, why not?

wamom223 wamom223

What's the big deal? If she'd put tattoo's on them  I would say we could judge but those of us with growing boys know this wont last long.  We had three sets of triplets when I was in high school and they were all great people.  I will admit my favorite trio was the one with two boys and a girl.  The first day of school when the teacher asked them how to tell them apart one of the guys said with a staight face, "Well the one with the long hair and breasts is Jessica."  The teacher didn't know what to do with that.

Jessica Vanessa

I think that's funny that she shaved numbers in their hair.

jessi... jessicasmom1

hmm not sure about this could she maybe  color code them or something with

IAMmo... IAMmomtotrips

My girls are color coded, so it makes it easier on everyone and no weird hair cuts needed! Although it does result in kids calling the the pink triplet, the purple triplet, and the green triplet instead of their names! My girls get very excited when someone can look at them and tell them apart, so I know the temptation of doing anything to make them look different!

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