It all began in Twinsburg, Ohio, at a Twins Day Festival when Craig and Mark Sanders met Diane and Darlene Nettemeir. The two pairs of identical twins paired off, fell in love, eventually got engaged on the same day with the same rings, and got married in a dual ceremony. If that isn't enough for you to digest, in 2001, after being married for two years, Craig and Diane had a set of identical twin boys of their own named Colby and Brady. So many twins, my head is spinning.
The chance of an identical twin marrying another identical twin and then having identical twins is, oh god, millions to one. Considering there aren't any hereditary traits that influence the likeliness of having identical twins, this is completely mindblowing to say the least.
However, if any two parents could be amazing parents to Colby and Brady, it's most definitely the ones they have. Talk about a true understanding of what it's like to be their children.
Oftentimes parents want to relate to things that their child is going through. Someone's being a bully at school, it's natural for a parent to try to think about their past experiences with the same thing and talk to a child on their level. For twins parenting twins, though, it just gets that more real.
These parents know whether or not their twins actually like being dressed alike, because they've been there. They know whether they want to be in the same class at school, and what effects that may have on their children. They know, when that driving age comes, if the kids are going to want the same car or different. Sure, one set of twins isn't necessarily like the other, but there's just no arguing that coming from a twin background, Craig and Diane truly understand what the bond of being a twin really means.
Sure, it's a crazy story, but if they don't mind seeing double -- I think it's two cute for words. Watch both Sanders families talk about their story on Today, here:
Can you believe this? Do you think being twins makes it easier for Craig and Diane to relate to their sons?
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